Elysian Coffee Vancouver | Freakishly Good Shortbreads



Elysian Coffee Vancouver is a part of an old apartment you will see along the streets of Broadway.We came in to the minimalistic space with long bar type table that is by the front window. I often come here just for their freakishly good shortbread! If I was by myself, I would want to sit there and look at street traffic all day long. There are also small round tables for you and one more friend. This place is not setup for a large group of friends wanting to hang out. Elysian has awesome coffee, sparkling water and freshly made muffins!




We ordered an Americano and I was recommended their featured special – Mexico / La Perla de Daxaca.


As you can see, they have two Clover coffee machines. I first came across this machine when I was watching my wired subscription on Youtube. This equipment costs approximately $11,000 each. I won’t go into the details, you can watch the Video.

We were served carbonated water with our coffee which was a nice touch to clean our palettes and also extend the after taste of the coffee.


First, the Mexico / La Perla de Daxaca. Relating to my experience with Revolver, this brew is on the acidic side but not as bold. I drank it black just like all the other coffees I’ve sampled.


Americano / Before I became a student of coffee brewing, having interest in how coffee is brewed and beans selections from different countries, this was my go to drink at Starbucks. I was looking forward to tasting the Elysian version and it did not disappoint. Bitter to every taste, and followed by the carbonated water they serve, you can actually taste the sweetness.


We were told that the baked goods were done in house by their pastry chef daily. One of the best sellers are the Amaretti, Short Bread, and Cranberry Muffins. Which were sold out when we were there.


Lastly, we couldn’t resist on a little treat while we enjoy our coffee. We had a hard time picking but settled on the shortbread. It was soft, and possesses a sweetness with a hint of saltiness that isn’t overpowering.



I am happy that I’ve found a place where I want to sit in front of my laptop, and sip coffee for a large portion of my day. I think I’ll skip on going to Blenz, Starbucks, and Timmy Ho’s all across the street.

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Elysian Coffee Vancouver
URL: http://elysiancoffee.com/
Cuisine: Coffee, Coffee shop

Mon 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

590 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9
(604) 874-5909

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