Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the 9th annual  Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge. Cafes from around the city were invited to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu from January 11 – February 5, 2023.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the coffee drink creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CoffeeDrinkChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite coffee creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Coffee Drink challenge posters in each of the participating cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from January 11 – February 5, 2023.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different coffee creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Coffee creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Craft Café

The MariSchino

Price: $6.75

Created by: Mariia Vernigorova

Description: A twist on a classic – the Spanish latte. Hints of almond and cherry accentuate the nutty profile of single origin espresso while delivering a rich and fruity finish for a perfect winter treat.

Ingredients: Single origin espresso, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, maraschino cherry syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon, topped with cherry garnish

Offered: all the time

Available: for dine-in and take-out only.

Craft Cafe

960 Quayside Dr Unit 115, New Westminster




Beyond Coffee

Beyond Sunrise

Price: $7.50

Created by: Lawrence Low-nang

Description:  First thing in the morning is no better than having a cup of strong coffee, a glass of orange juice and a toast with Nutella. We created a coffee  drink that has all the above goodies…. in time for the SUNRISE !

Nutella flavoured triple Illy espresso shots with Orange coulis on ice, topped with freshly whipped orange flavour cream, in a Nutella-Pistachio rimmed glass.

Ingredients: Orange coulis, Triple Illy espresso shots, Nutella, Freshly whipped orange flavoured cream, Chopped Pistachio, Orange zest

Offered: Monday – Friday 7am-3pm for dine-in only.

Beyond Coffee

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 697-5326


Twitter @dine_at_beyond

Instagram @beyond_coffee_vancouver

Vanilla Bean Bake Shop

Have your cake and drink it too

Price $4.50

Created by: Stephanie

Description: Dark Chocolate mocha infused with a wild amarena cherry syrup topped with real vanilla whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a cherry on top!

Ingredients: Spirit Bear Organic Fairtrade Espresso, milk, dark chocolate sauce, wild cherry syrup, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a cherry on top.

Available: all the time

Takeout and delivery: Take our available, however dine in is most ideal for the best experience

Vanilla Bean Bakeshop

11900 Haney Pl, #101, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 463-0662


Instagram @vanillabean.bakeshop

Tru Cafe

The Solar Eclipse

Price: $6

Created by: Megan

Description: Tru Espresso combined with star anise infused liquorice syrup, activated charcoal and garnished with dehydrated raspberry! (Can be vegan)


Offered: all the time

Tru Cafe

1500 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-2508


Instagram @thetrucafe

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

AJ Heraghty


Instagram @ajfoodiesaiyan

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

Janzen Malabanan 


Instagram @basicwithmilk