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Vancouver's Best Cafés

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It's easy to spot a Vancouverite: They're the ones in yoga pants clutching a kale smoothie in one hand and a coffee in the other. This city loves its beans! Single estate or blended Italian-style, you'll find the perfect cup in these cafes across the city. Check out the different styles of coffee making, too—such as Chemex, pour over, and siphon—and make sure to pick up some locally roasted beans to take home.
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325 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4, Canada
If you’re a coffee nerd, Revolver is the place to go for personal-size, pour-over coffees brewed from their unique lines of beans. Hang out for a while and you’ll run into everyone who lives at this end of Gastown. (604) 558-4444. As told to...
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315 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6A 0A7, Canada
The owners at this breakfast and lunch spot make almost everything from scratch and by hand, from grinding chickpeas for their hummus to making almond milk for the granola. They even offer vegan butter. (604) 681-5776. As told to Rhonda May. This...
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994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C8, Canada
The West End is the largest neighbourhood in Vancouver's downtown core, and has a broad demographic. Greenhorn Espresso Bar opened up smack in the middle of the West End, in between heritage apartment buildings, corner grocery stores, and a few...
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353 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8, Canada
Coffee culture is strong in Vancouver, and JJ Bean does it best. Each store has been beautifully designed and their coffee has a huge following. Try the Fresca Medici for a shot of something cold and sweet in the summer time. I would be remiss not...
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1938 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A7, Canada
Set in a quiet part of Commercial Drive; Prado, with its large windows and high ceilings, is a great place to recharge. The shop serves Vancouver's best, 49th Parallel coffee, along with a small selection of baked goods. Read a book and relax, or...
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada
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Without a doubt the longest queues in the city form every day to eat the ambrosial offerings at Café Medina, but smart diners beat the crowds and head there at off peak lunch hours (especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or at 2pm, the last call is...
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2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7, Canada
This award-winning local roaster has paired with a delicious doughnut maker to be a one-stop shop for that perfect combo. It’s always a tough call at 49th Parallel for me: which doughnut to try today? Although let’s be honest, I rarely get past...
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849 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9, Canada
You’ll find a few branches of Cafe Milano around the city, but my go-to is the one on Denman Street in the West End where I stock up on beans to take home, and also treat myself to one of their smooth, velvety lattes. Their master roaster is a...
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639 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6, Canada
Matchstick is a small batch roaster, who specialise in single origin coffees and hand crafted prep. Visit their Fraser Street branch at E15th St, and if you’re lucky, you can get a delicious latte made by Ian Chagunda, who just won the 2015 latte...