Tag: Tea

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market on December 6

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from South Granville, to False Creek to Kitsilano. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December…

CHA LE TEA MERCHANT CAFÉ

1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 633-9989 Web: https://www.chaletea.com/ Instagram @chaleteamerchant Advice: Open daily, counter service. Specializing in a proprietary line of premium, single-origin Chinese teas, husband-and-wife owners, Charlie Zhang and Sue Wang have selected two dozen of the finest…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

TMIX TEA AND DESSERT

3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 707-0275 Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/ Twitter: @TmixTea Advice: Counter service. It’s a dessert emporium with an Asian flare that is filled will all sorts of tantalizing desserts some made with regular waffles and others made with…

First Taste of Honolulu Coffee

With over 38 locations extending from Hawaii to Japan, Guam and China, Honolulu Coffee has just opened their first North American café in downtown Vancouver. As I understand several more locations will open in and around Vancouver over the next…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

PALLET COFFEE ROASTERS

323 Semlin Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604 -255 -2014 Web: http://palletcoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @PalletCoffee Advice: Open daily. This East Village café and coffee roastery has been a community hub since opening last summer. Run by passionate owners Sharif Sharifi and Shane Dehkodaei,…

A Taste of the Holiday Season at Urban Tea Merchant

I had taste of the Christmas season at Urban Tea Merchant recently where they launched their new TWG teas for the holiday season. I tasted some tea inspired canapes as well as some of the teas from this line-up of…

BENKEI RAMEN

545 West Broadway Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6178 Web: http://www.benkeiramen.com/home.html Twitter: @benkei_ramen Advice: No reservations, no msg. It’s all about the ramen at this traditional Japanese hot spot located in the bustling Fairview neighborhood. The room is typical in layout for Ramen…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-828-5282 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Check out the private space upstairs for meetings. You’ll want to sit upstairs at the long table. Taking creativity to the next level, their newest café is the star…

BLACK ECHO COFFEE

1144 Mainland, Vancouver Tel: (604) 806-6223 Web: www.blackechocoffee.com Twitter: @blackechocoffee Advice: Located in the rear inside the clothing store. Smart idea by the folks behind Global Atomic Designs, where you can shop for some cool clothes and enjoy a coffee…

FRESH PRESS COFFEE

#121-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 787-3028 Web: https://www.facebook.com/FreshPressCoffeeBar Twitter: @FreshPressCafe Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Sometimes you find a gem of a café that is hidden off the beaten track and it becomes that spot where you trek…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

CAFFÉ CITTADELLA

2310 Ash Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5909 Web: http://www.caffecittadella.com/ Twitter: @caffecittadella Advice: Make sure you have your coffee to stay that way you get a chocolate on the side. I have fond memories of a café I used to visit years ago…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

Oollo Tea

Discovering rare tea can often be daunting unless of course you had been introduced to a tea company by someone who is passionate about the tea he sells in his café. I recently heard Jenny Lo, the founder of this…

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,…

PEACEFUL RESTAURANT

532 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-9878 Web:  http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @PeacefulResto Advice: Go early and join the line-up at peak times. Many of us have those special places for comfort food that hits the spot. This is one of 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…

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…

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…

Discovering O5 Tea

Sitting down with Pedro Villalon has a very different meaning, Pedro is known as the Tea Hunter, he is a passionate individual who spends time in small farms around Asia, creating relationships with tea farmers and bringing their product back…

OYSTER EXPRESS

296 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-3300 Twitter: @oysterexpress Web: http://www.oysterexpress.ca/ Advice: Happy Hour Tues – Thurs from 4-6pm Buck a shuck oysters. Located on the Eastern edge of Chinatown, this very cool nautical themed room has rounded windows and is…

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