Tag: Tea

SALON TEA

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3010 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1198 Web: http://salontea.com Twitter: @salonteacanada Advice: Choose your persona or which persona you would like to be for the day in your choice of tea. The colours of the tea…

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…

MOBIUS COFFEE & TEA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4125 Main Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-874-4125 Web: http://mobiuscoffeeandtea.com/ Twitter: @MobiusCoffeeTea Advice: Open daily, live music some evenings, GMO free zone. All the baked goods and desserts are baked in house, if you love cheesecake then…

SOIRETTE MACARONS & TEA

1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3308 Web: http://soirette.com Twitter: @SoiretteMacaron Advice: Ask for help to pair the macarons to the tea. Macarons can be purchased individually or in a box of 6 or 12. You will find a showcase…

TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY

4216 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-648-2244 Web: http://www.trafiq.ca/ Twitter: @TrafiqCafe Advice: Custom cakes available (call ahead) This café is a magnet for drawing in neighborhood regulars and others that commute across town for a taste of Paris. I adore the communal…

CADEAUX BAKERY

172 Powell St. Vancouver Tel: 604-608-8889 Web: http://cadeauxbakery.com Twitter: @cadeauxbakery Advice: Custom cakes to order in advance. Mixing the best of both worlds Cadeaux features Chef Eleanor Chow’s dessert creations with espresso based beverages in her own bakeshop café. Joining me…

TRUFFLES CAFE

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-505- 4961 Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café Twitter: @trufflesfoods Advice: Located inside the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden. With its floor to ceiling windows over-looking Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden, this casual café is located inside…

MATCHSTICK

639 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0639 Web:  http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. As many of my friends know, one of my favourite past times is visiting cafes both near and far. My…

REVOLVER COFFEE

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4444 Web: http://revolvercoffee.ca/ Twitter: @revolver_coffee Advice: Choose from a couple espressos on offer, seating is limited as its often full so ask to join others and meet some fine folk. I have always loved cafes,…

URBAN TEA MERCHANT

UPDATED 10/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1070 West Georgia, Vancouver Tel: 604-692-0071 Web: http://www.urbantea.com/ Twitter: @urban_tea Advice: You can choose from one of their pre-set menus, or have an Afternoon Tea Service and add a lunch entrée. I have had a…

CAFE BRIXTON

212 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8200 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Sit at the communal table or at the window. Slightly secluded as it is off the beaten track of bustling Main Street in Chinatown/Strathcona, the café is…

Indian Summer Festival July 7-17

In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the official ‘Year of India in Canada,’ the high-profile festival of arts and ideas, running July 7-17, 2011 in downtown Vancouver, will feature top contemporary and classical Indian talent in music, dance, literature,…

CAFÉ FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ART

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 140 East Esplanade Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3379 Web: http://www.cafeforcontemporaryart.com/ Twitter: @cafca140 Advice: Check out their website for their events calendar. Anytime I am on the North Shore I stop in for a visit…

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine July 21-24

Local culinary aficionado Kathy McAree is cooking up a whole lot of good things these days as she prepares to launch the third-annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine, a gastronomical event set to take place July 21 –…

W.E. COFFEE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1696 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.566.6888 Web: http://www.wecoffee.ca Twitter: @WECoffeeInc Advice: If you want a waffle sandwich as opposed to a regular sandwich on offer, just ask to see if they can make it with their…

COMMUNE CAFE

UPDATED 2/28/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-2551 Web: www.communecafe.ca Twitter: @communecafe Advice: Sit at the Communal Table or on the outside patio.   Loved the communal table in the center of the cafe with the bright…

KAFKA’S COFFEE & TEA

2525 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2967 Web: http://www.kafkascoffee.ca/ Twitter: @kafkascoffeetea Advice: Free wifi (ask for the code) This is my new go to cafe, serving great coffee from Herkimer, tea from Barnes & Watson, in an awesome space that is decorated…

JAVA-LICIOUS

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 55 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6822 Web: n/a Advice: free wifi Large and spacious, café with high ceilings, large windows around the café with lots of wood as part of the décor. From the moment I…

LIN CHINESE CUISINE

1537 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-9696 Web: http://www.linchinese.ca/ Advice: Dim Sum style is Shanghainese. Known for their Xiao Long Bao and for how Yu Miao makes her over 700 handmade dumplings each day. My friend and fellow food writer Stephanie…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

Cafes to Visit during 2010 Olympics

If you are Vancouver and looking for a café to socialize with friends or to check your email! Here are some places that you are sure to get good coffee and most have Wi-Fi: Elysian Coffee (2 locations) 590 West…

MELRICHES

1244 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5282 Advice: sit inside or outside on the back patio. Located on bustling Davie, Melriches has been a neighborhood favorite for many years, they really know how to serve the community. From comfortable seating to…

FINCH’S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

353 West Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4040 Web: http://www.finchteahouse.com/ Advice: Expect to line-up for a table at noontime as they do not take reservations. Lunchtime at Finch’s is a time to sit down and take some time out of your day…

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