Tag: Tea

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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 –…

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…

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…

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