Located on the corner of Cordova and Carrall in Gastown (next door to Nelson the Seagull and East Van Roasters), Rainier Provisions provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as adult beverages. They also offer a grab-and-go deli counter for coffee … Continue reading
Last fall, Kits Coffee shut its doors after being a mainstay on 4th Avenue for 17 years. Propitiously, 49th Parallel decided to take over the space. They have since expanded their seating both indoors and out, as well as adding … Continue reading
Simplicity, precision, and method. This is what comes to mind when I think about Revolver. Located in the heart of Gastown, they do pretty much just coffee and it’s all they need to do. Conceivably one of the best lattes … Continue reading
High end dining is an endangered species in Vancouver. We are known for being a casual and unceremonious people, and this is reflected in where we choose to eat. Luckily, there are still some gems left in the city; Hawksworth … Continue reading
The winners of the 24th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards have been announced! This is inevitably my favourite issue of the year, and generally becomes my summer dining bible. In the near future I will be feature a post on the Restaurant (and Chef) of the year, Hawksworth. Congratulations to all of the winners, and get eating!
Caffe Artigiano has been able to maintain what very few successful coffee chains have: the quality of the very coffee they brew. While they offer many locations in the lower mainland, they have even spread eastward to Alberta. They flank … Continue reading
Cafe Bica is an unassuming spot set at the foot of Granville Island, serving bistro fare and Intelligentsia coffee. While the coffee is good, the reason to visit Bica is for the food. Cafe Bica goes above and beyond the … Continue reading
Another well-kept secret in Vancouver, Innocent Coffee serves delectable coffee and baked goodies. The brother and sister team make everything in house, and brew both Origins and Bows X Arrows. Never has innocence tasted so sinful.
Ethical Bean takes its commitment to eco-friendly, organic and fair trade seriously. Its offices and roastery are located at the border of Vancouver and Burnaby in a LEED Gold Standard building. They also have a small cafe serving delicious treats … Continue reading
Renowned as one of the best coffee houses in town, Matchstick did not disappoint. I wholeheartedly enjoyed their espresso, and will happily return. I highly recommend! Just don’t forget your plaid shirt and androgynous haircut.