3498 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6R 2B3, Canada
Café with Modern European CharmAfter taking a different bus route, I essentially stumbled upon Essentia Café. This café is charming, with its modern design. The staff is exceptionally polite and friendly. The music selection is wonderful – something between jazz, big band and chill beats (I’ve only been here a few times, but I’ve loved whatever they were playing). One of my favorite features in the café is the sheer number of windows that let in a ton of natural light and give you a view of W Broadway. They have a very lovely LED fireplace, a couch, and plenty of tables where one can sit and enjoy a beautifully prepared latte or cup of coffee. They also have lunch options and a great selection of baked goods (their lemon loaf is amazing!). This is definitely a unique, chic café to check out if you’re close to W Broadway.