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This relaxed yet sophisticated café offers what is arguably the best java in town. It's no wonder, with organic coffee beans that are roasted twice a week and high-end Clover machines to do the brewing. The mellow atmosphere is a draw to the business crowd and hipsters alike. Linger over a signature hand-poured cappuccino while surfing the web on the free wireless service. Want a bite to eat with your latte? Elysian also offers casual café selections such as tortilla wraps as well as a range of wheat-free and sugar-free baked goods.
The art gallery setting of Kafka definitely attracts a lot of refined sensibilities to try out the great range of coffees. As they claim, the people here are pretty serious about their brews, and the well-explained section on their website about different brewing methods will certify it for the avid coffee-lover. Check website for the range of coffees they are serving, which includes brews from Kenya, Colombia, Ethiopia, and obviously, Brazil. Artists who look for an exhibition space can send them an email.
Offering a great blend of "single-origin" coffees, Matchstick Coffee Roasters is a popular coffeehouse in Vancouver. The atmosphere artistically explores the hidden value in everyday things like coffee mugs. As the hand-crafted brews perfect this strive for art, coffee aficionados are in for a great treat at Matchstick. You can also take home some of their retail choices like La Virgen, Gaturiri or Arce, which are all developed through fine processing standards. Sandwiches, smoke meat and organic items are available to munch on.
The refined atmosphere of Nelson the Seagull is ideal for a cup of coffee and a quick bite. The appeal of the place lies in the fact that they keep everything simple, healthy and delicious! The traditional range of coffee along with the limited choice of food is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Another unique aspect of Nelson the Seagull is the yoga classes they conduct twice a week. Follow it up with an organic meal and feel the distinctive pleasure of simple dining.
The favorite cafe in town, Revolver is widely known for its cool ambiance and delicious coffee. Locally owned by the coffee connoisseur Giannakos family, the cafe is a popular hipster hangout. The coffee here is the caffeine kick for most people in the neighborhood, from daily cyclists to on-the-go workers. Try their strong shots of espresso or a calming hot cappuccino. There are delicious, freshly-baked treats like croissants and pastries, delicious enough to accompany the hot brews. A must-visit for coffee lovers!
This bright and cheery cafe is just the place to stop by for a quick, refreshing sip when on the move. Serving well renowned coffees, espressos and lattes, Caffe Artigiano has been a participant at several ‘Barista Championships'. The cafe aims at bringing an Italian twist to its brews; be rest assured you won't find many bitter coffees here. Snack on delicious, tummy-filling soups, sandwiches and salads for a quick lunch. Don't want to bother going all the way there? They are happy to cater breakfast and lunch at your doorstep. Popular with youngsters, the place is abuzz with a lively atmosphere. Check website for more details.
The art of the cocktail is alive and well at Pourhouse in historic Gastown. Like the neighborhood itself, this restaurant-bar mixes the old with the new. Antiques are combined with custom-designed bar of white spruce, giving the room an eclectic yet cozy ambiance. The bartenders shake it up with all of the classics as well as cocktails with a twist. Pourhouse also offers a full menu of comfort food like carpetbag steak and beef short ribs with browned sweet potato. A full brunch menu is also available, as well as the chef's table, with advanced reservation.
The tantalizing aroma of rich coffee and fresh bakes inhabit this quaint little cafe. Locals love this place for their 100% organic and Fair-Trade coffee and cheesecake. At this European style cafe, you can get your early morning coffee fix or catch up with friends. The original store that started off the chain is the one located on Granville Street. The Trees also plays host to live music nights providing a stage for local artists and bands. What separates Trees from other coffeehouses is the quality of the coffee. By using beans from around the globe that are carefully selected and roasted in batches at the Granville Street Roasting House, it ensures that only excellent quality and fresh coffee reaches the customers.
Tim Hortons, best known for its premium blend coffee has multiple locations in Downtown Vancouver. The native coffeehouse and restaurant serves beverages, baked goods, sandwiches and breakfast 24/7. This restaurant located at the Royal Centre has in-house seating and free Wi-Fi along with the classic and latest Tim Horton offerings.
The finest in the artisan chocolate varieties is what you get at the original Mink Chocolates on West Hastings Street. Their bonbons and chocolate bars are to die for and you will definitely want to take home a bunch of them. The shop also has a complete espresso bar which offers a variety of strong, flavorful coffee which you can enjoy out in their patio. Sitting here with a cup and some sweet treat is especially a treat in spring when the nearby cherry trees are in full bloom. The cafe also offers a variety of fondue options.
The taste of coffee in the morning can, literally, decide the way your day proceeds. If you want a good start to your day, then a cup of coffee from JJ Bean is all you need! Located in the bustling neighborhood, the cafe caters to a varied clientele, from slow-paced travelers, to business wanting their daily caffeine kick, and even artists racking their brains over their latest piece of work. The cafe serves everything coffee, classic aromatic brews, cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, and even snacks. So, sit back and relish your cup of Joe on their outdoor patio or in their comfortable mezzanine seating area.
Java lovers have a reason to celebrate, as this classy cafe is all set to serve fantastic cups of steaming coffee. Located in the pleasant neighborhood, the cafe adds to the charm with its warm atmosphere, wooden beams and communal-style seating. The cafe will pull you in with the aroma of the roasted beans and freshly brewed coffee. They source their beans from around the world. You can accompany your hot cup of Joe with something tasty, as they have delicious freshly-baked doughnuts from Lucky's Doughnuts next door.