Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

includes bars, cafes, bakeries, deli’s, snack shops around the city.

Jamoneria & Sandwich Shop and Market

Arc Iberico Imports has been importing a variety of foods from Spain to Canada for the past few years. Based in South Richmond, they recently added a market and a small menu of Bocadillo’s (sandwiches) opening up to sell their…

Sombreros, Mexican Products and Taqueria

I recently discovered this Mexican emporium of sorts which had been around for a couple of years. In addition to selling freshly made tacos and tamales they have other dishes like Chilaquiles and more. They also feature a store filled…

Dank Mart

For all those that love their snack foods especially ones that take them back to the day when they first tried those snacks. Perhaps they were childhood favourites or ones that resonate with you in one way or another. A…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

THE PRAGUERY

BUSINESS CLOSED October 2020 221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few…

LA BOQUERIA TASTING ROOM

291 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-4300 Web: https://www.boqueria.ca instagram @boqueria.ca Advice: No reservations. With it’s focus on the Basque style, it’s the food and drink of San Sebastian that will lure you in to this hotspot with a great…

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

Meinhardt Fine Foods West Vancouver

BUSINESS CLOSED September 2020 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Phone: (604) 922-5362 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Instagram @meinhardtfinefoods Hours:  Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm This is their third store in the Vancouver area, similar in size to…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

BAD DOG BREAD

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: 778-970-0346 Web: http://baddogbread.com/ instagram @baddogbreadnv Advice: Closed Mondays. Opens at 7am. With master baker and owner Vadim Mugerman at the helm, he has been baking all sorts of incredible breads and cooking since starting out literally…

CHA LE TEA MERCHANT CAFÉ

BUSINESS CLOSED March 2020 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…

CAFÉ ORSO

4316 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3222 Web: http://cafeorso.ca/ Twitter: @CafeOrsoDeepCov Instagram: @cafe_orso Advice: Open daily. Owned by husband and wife, Jonathan is a photographer with the Canadian News service and he has an eye for exceptional photos, the…

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