55 Powell Street, Vancouver
Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander.
I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef Trevor Pruegger have created a very hip space from a design point of view in there two entrance abode on the Eastern edge of Gastown. There is a large selection of seats on the Alexander side and the room is bright and inspirational. You fill find a small section of seats on the Powell side with views of the espresso bar.
I visited for breakfast, having the Rolled Oat & Chia Bircher Muesli ($5) along with the Brioche & Preserves ($4) an Espresso Macchiato ($3.25) and an Apricot Soda ($3).
They bake all their breads in house fresh daily as well as all of their baked goods and treats. In the morning you may want to indulge in one of their cereal options where at lunch you may be tempted with one of their sandwiches. You will also find a full line-up of espresso beverages featuring island roaster Bows & Arrows and local roaster Matchstick, along with house-made kombucha on tap, house-made sodas and other refreshing beverages from their friends which includes beer and cider.
This is a great spot to grab a book, a coffee, some eats and while away the time, I expect that I am going to be here quite often.
Review by: Richard Wolak