Tag: Espresso

BASHO CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East…

TIGERS DRINK HOUSE

UPDATED 4/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  505 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-8844 Web: n/a Twitter: @TigersCafe Advice: Selection of board games available to play. Hidden away on the edge of Mount Pleasant is this small café where owners Maciej and Kie…

MP SOCIAL

UPDATED 12/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3245 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8922 Web: http://mpsocial.ca/ Twitter: @MPSocialCafe Advice: Great specials offered daily including a $5 special. This neighborhood go to spot was apropos for my visit on a recent walking adventure….

SWEET SALT BAKERY CAFÉ

UPDATED 2/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://sweetsalt.ca/ Twitter: @SweetSaltBakery Advice: open Tuesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm. Specializing in German baking this neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon with all…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

TEMPER CHOCOLATE & PASTRY

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1152 Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/ Twitter: @Temperpastry Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Closed Monday. Every neighborhood needs an amazing patisserie café, Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge recently opened the spot. Not only is it already…

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

PLATFORM 7

2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.1455 Web: http://platform7.ca/ Twitter: @Platform7Coffee Advice: Free wifi, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. As a purist of finding the best espresso, I am always searching to try new coffee roasters as well as cafes locally and…

BETTY AT THE BURRARD

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-3200 Web: http://theburrard.com/ Twitter: @BettyAtBurrard Advice: Free wife, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to The Burrard Hotel sits a retro late 1950’s…

DON’T ARGUE PIZZERIA

3240 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-5400 Web: not yet Twitter: not yet Advice: Free sparkling water on tap. No reservations. I have had my eye on this spot for weeks before it opened, with a clever name for a pizzeria…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

CULPRIT COFFEE

UPDATED 11/10/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2028 Vine St, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-0133 Web: http://www.culpritcoffee.com/ Twitter: @CulpritCoffee Advice: It’s all Gluten-Free. A hideaway worth your discovery, it’s secluded yet inviting with its bright yellow exterior. The menu features ban mi sandwiches, cookies,…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

EAST VAN ROASTERS

319 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-7562 Web: http://eastvanroasters.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Limited seating, small space. I have always searched out chocolatiers as I’ve travelled around the world, in Seattle there is Theo and they roast the Cacao from bean to…

CHEZ CHRISTOPHE

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-428-4200 Web: www.christophe-chocolat.com Twitter: @Chez_Christophe Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Having had a sweet tooth since childhood, I have always searched out the patisseries and pastry chefs who run them as I’ve travelled around the…

ROUNDEL CAFÉ

2465 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-2522 Web: www.roundelcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Breakfast is served until 4 pm weekdays and 5 pm on weekends. Sometimes it can take years to visit a restaurant which has been around for…

Rocanini Coffee Roasters

I have always loved coffee, well since my teens for sure, I got my writing start by writing my first book “Vancouver’s Best Espresso Spots” many years ago. As I travel and explore neighborhoods around Vancouver, I always seek out…

THE MIGHTY OAK

198 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0722 Web: www.TheMightyOak.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Off the beaten track, hidden away in the heart of a neighborhood is this small café on the corner. Inside you will find an espresso bar…

SATORI FACTORY

5054 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0420 Web: http://www.satorifactory.ca Twitter: @mysatorifactory Advice:  Closed Mondays Situated next door to their popular Chau Veggie restaurant is a wonderful café with a large communal table that fills the centre of the room. I have…

BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFÉ

2150 Fir Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 732-4222 Web: http://www.beaucoupbakery.com Twitter: @beaucoupbakery Advice: Go early as some of the pastries sell out within minutes. From the get go, even before the bakery café had opened, I was a fan of Jackie…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Not open in the evenings yet. As you peak in the window you get a sense of a place that has character, there is…

CHOCOLATE ARTS CAFÉ

1620 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0475 Web: www.chocolatearts.com Twitter: @ChocArts Advice: Located just East of Burrard, close to Granville Island. Call them to enquire about their chocolate making classes. One of life’s simple pleasures is chocolate and I always…

CATCH 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-731-3474 Web: http://www.catch122.ca/ Twitter: @catch122 Advice: Reservations suggested at lunch time. Love the spacious room with its exposed bricks walls and open kitchen, it is a fairly large room with a take away home…

PRADO CAFÉ

1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-5537 Web: http://www.pradocafe.com/ Twitter: @PradoCafeVan  Advice: Featuring 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Open daily, free wifi. I have always loved the simple white walled room that isn’t adorned with pictures and nicknaks that clutter walls. Over the years…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

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