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Caffè Cittadella is situated in a heritage house, which is a bright red and gray building resembling a toy house. The place offers a variety of gourmet espressos and light snacks. Its beverages are often served with coffee art and complemented by sandwiches or sweet treats such as chocolate croissants and muffins. With a bold sign and creepers at its entrance, a prominent red roof and a charming patio, this coffeehouse is an absolutely charming destination for a coffee date. The interiors too are replete with vintage elements, stairways and walls adorned with artworks, and are fun to explore. Try the garden seating, full of shrubberies and creepers and enclosed by a white fence, for the best experience.
Part lounge, part bar, and part restaurant, this hidden establishment in the Mount Pleasant area is always buzzing with activity. With no signage marking the entrance, only locals who know to look for the red light above a plain doorway will find themselves entrance into this hipster watering hole. Craft beers and signature cocktails perfectly compliment an upscale pub menu of flatbreads, tacos, truffle popcorn, Guinness baked mac n' cheese, seafood and kale manicotti and more.
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.
A good amount of thought and care is taken into creating and sustaining each facet at The Refinery. When it come to their food, the same is sourced locally and from sustainable suppliers and goes on to become tapas plates of clean yet powerful flavors. At the bar, they promote a variety of brews and cocktails created old school style making it a perfect place to unwind over drinks. The eco-friendly nature of the place is attributed by the energy efficient lighting, recycled fixtures and a compost pit for waste. An wonderfully, interesting place in the heart of the city.
Known for the nightly live music and flowing libations, the Cottage Bistro on Main Street is a hip and happening joint. Flocked with dark wooden tables with tea lights, and rich red walls with sepia toned photographs of music legends, bands and artists rock out all night long. Tasty upscale pub grub served here means you can spend the whole evening here, from cocktail hour, dinner to a night cap.
In the heart of the downtown arts and cultural district, Uva Wine Bar offers up a list of exceptional wines in a sleek and contemporary setting. Although the focus here is decidedly Italian, you wouldn't know it from the funky red patterned wallpaper and ultra modern furniture and lighting. You'll find all the classic cocktails as well as a wide selection of digestives and aperitifs. Try a selection of cheeses from the fertile valleys of Italy, with the 24-month aged prosciutti de daniele with arugula and parmesan and a glass of old-world red.
This Southeast Asian inspired eatery sources its ingredients from neighboring Chinatown, adding a flair of authenticity to the place. Slurp up Indonesian peanut noodles served with charred eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and peanut sauce or opt for a traditional bahn mi with crispy pork belly or the vegetarian option, fried tofu. While dishes remain updated classics, the eatery itself feels more like a modern diner with grey subway tiles, bar top seating, stools, and concrete columns.
If you are looking for a nice place to drink and dine with your friends, then you should be heading for Granville Room. Located in Downtown Vancouver, this cocktail tavern is quite popular for its extensive cocktail and beer selections. With interiors that look right out of a classic Hollywood flick, Granville Room is a perfect setting for late night outs with friends. They also serve contemporary and classic cuisine from a tapas style menu. One visit to this sophisticated bar will definitely bring you back again.
The highlight at downtown trendy Keefer Bar is their creatively crafted cocktails. Flavors picked up from markets and herbalists in nearby Chinatown and styled apothecary drinks make the cocktails here unique enough to be talked and raved about by locals. For bites, small plates of Asian influenced dishes like pecking duck sliders, dim sum, ginger beef skewers, Chinese churros perfectly complement the drinks making for a one-of-a-kind night out in the city.
Despite its name Cafe Crepe offers much more than just crepes. This cafe and creperie offers delicious and savory dishes like French baguette, open sandwiches, paninis and hearty breakfast options as well. Some of the sweet and savory crepes which are on offer include Fresh Strawberry, Le Club, Pepperoni and Banana Cheesecake. The bright posters on the wall, the checkered floor and the cozy booths gives the place a warm welcoming vibe, making it perfect for a family meal.
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.
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.