Black Milk Water Coffee Roasters is a roomy cafe on North Road between Burnaby and Coquitlam. It is located on the lower floor of the complex next to Hannam Supermarket. Now that I’m finally on Maternity Leave, I’m so happy that I can visit these…
Tag: Coffee Shops
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago…
Starbucks Celebrates 30 Years in Vancouver with New Experiential Starbucks Reserve® Coffee Bar on 2980 Main Street, Mount Pleasant neighbourhood (Main & 14th). The new store celebrates the craft of coffee with an elevated immersive experience.
The first Starbucks store in Canada opened at the Seabus Skytrain Station in 1987. This humble store was the company’s first international location, and since then Vancouverites have been embracing the Starbucks Experience. With the 30th anniversary celebration comes a new chapter for Starbucks in Vancouver. Opened on May 2, 2017, is the fully renovated Mt. Pleasant location, which is the first store in Vancouver to feature an experiential Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar.
“We know our customers are more curious about coffee than ever before and this new experience places coffee craft at the center of the conversation,” said Caroline Ternes, vice president, Starbucks Western Canada. “We are thrilled to offer our customers an elevated experience where they can share in our partners’ (employees’) passion and expertise.”
Influenced by the educational aspects of the flagship Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle, this new store will bring to life the company’s rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve® coffees handcrafted by baristas using state-of-the-art brewing techniques; siphon, The Black Eagle, Clover® brewer and ceramic pour-over as well as featuring Nitro Draft taps. The reserve bar has an expansive six-foot oak bar top, where customers sit face to face with their barista, immersed in the brewing and conversation around coffee.
This location was designed to be a favourite destination for this vibrant neighbourhood. Brick walls and concrete floors contrasted with golden blonde oak and walnut, warm the space creating a comfortable and conversational atmosphere. The space showcases sketches and photography of the flagship Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle, as well as artwork by two local artists; Diane Nelson of Brandon Johnson Art & Design, and Tyler Keeton Robbins. The woodwork was all hand crafted by a local millworker and the loose furniture was primarily produced by a local furniture shop, celebrating local Vancouver talent and connecting with the community.
Adding to the elevated experience, all partners are Coffee Masters or currently working on their designation. This designation is the highest level of coffee education for Starbucks where baristas have perfected their craft through coursework and exploration of all Starbucks coffees and are awarded the honour of wearing the black apron.
Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte + Nitro Cold Brew Starbucks Reserve
Starbucks Reserve Menu
Starbucks Classic Menu and Daily Featured Brewed Menu (brewed by the the cup, Clover Brewed or Pour Over).
Special Offer: $25 off $100 Use code: SUMMERSHARE from 5/26-5/29.
STARBUCKS Reserve Coffee Bar
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Roaster
Mon 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
2980 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3
Caffè Artigiano has opened the doors of their reimagined Park Royal café. Debuting a fresh new look, the modern West Vancouver location sets a new bar for design and excellence in the city’s thriving coffee scene. The 1395-square-foot space reveals a brand new design direction for…
3 Quarters Full is a new Taiwanese Café in the West End neighbourhood at 1789 Comox Street. It is located at Denman Place mall and walking distance to English Bay. The space is minimalistic with reclaimed wood focused furniture, industrial fixtures and white aesthetics. Open…
Hey Happy Coffee puts a smile on my face period. This single-cup service of robust coffee is located in Downtown Victoria at 560 Johnson Street. I’m happy to see a new wave of boutique cafes instead of chains that boast “serious coffee”.
Owner Rob Kettner coined the cafe Hey Happy Coffee after Indie film Hey, Happy. There are a few seating booths and a bright naturally lit space in the front. A bright splash of lime green on the wall highlights the menu and an old record player.
For coffee lovers, Hey Happy offers a rotating fresh sheet. 21 grams of coffee to 325 grams of water for each single brew pour over a Chemex. There is a method to this madness. There is a science to good tasting coffee. Stocklist and coffee beans includes Phil & Sebastian (Calgary), Heart (Portland), etc.
Regardless one sip of their coconut milk iced latte and you will be converted too! Still not convinced? Cascara Slushee, Mint Julep coffee cocktail and chilled bottle coffee makes your standard iced Americano cry.
But first, let’s talk about their coconut milk iced latte. Most “coconut milk” anything is thin and watery. Instead HH’s version is creamy, rich and ultra smooth. The coconut milk itself gives it that splash of sweetness. Now that’s five bucks I’m happy to pay for!
Nitro Cold Brew: Smooth and crisp like beer. Super refreshing on dog days of summer.
Cascara Slushee: this light and slightly sweet slurpee is pretty just to look at. Cascara itself is actually the fruit that the coffee bean is grown in. The fruit is dehydrated and then steeped with honey, mint and lime. Then into the slushee machine. It is not the same cascara buckthorn native to Western North America from southern British Columbia south to Central California
Does your coffee make you happy?
Hey Happy Coffee
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Cafe
Mon 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
560 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
Calling all dog lovers! Pop Up Dog Cafe opens in Vancouver. On August 5th, the B.C. SPCA and Taxi Global Cafe will host a pop up dog cafe in Vancouver. Just $10 donation gets you in the coffee shop to meet some furry friends available…
Cafe Crema is a coffee shop in West Vancouver next to Ambleside Park. It is conveniently located with plenty of free street parking. Cafe Crema is run by Gianniakos family that also owns Revolver in Gastown. Cafe Crema is more a neighborly coffee shop compared to its hip sister.
Cappuccino: A creamy cup espresso with good mouth feel of well portioned hot milk and steamed milk foam. I like the coffee is not acidic and does not have a lingering bitterness after taste.
Duo Sandwich: Crema has a few selection of sandwiches and wraps. We picked up a Duo Sandwich with roasted peppers, salami and cheese. It is tasty and comes warmed up. I good mid-day pick me up. Dave and I shared the sandwich just to bridge us between breakfast to our drive to Whistler for a spa day at Scandinave Spa.
Grab a cookie on the way out! They are big and soft. I love their peanut butter cookie and chocolate chips.
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Cafe
Mon 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
1495 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3R6
Good Coffee Portland offers great coffee and aesthetics. Every detail counts: marble counters, bench sets, chairs that feels like a giant hug and even a cowhide rug. For those Instagram obsessed, there’s even “good” tiles the entrance for you to take a photo #ihavethisthingwithfloors photo.…
Pallet Coffee Roasters in Vancouver’s East Village neighbourhood 323 Semlin Street is a full service coffee bar with freshly made in house sandwiches and baked goods. It is just around the corner from Basho Cafe. The high ceiling space is gorgeous with pallet boards and waterfall dangling light bulbs.
Partners Sharif and Shane of Pallet Coffee has a background in construction and used to own a cafe in Yaletown. Nowadays, they are sourcing coffee and tea for your enjoyment. I like their cappuccino with a earthy, robust and sharp espresso finish.
I like the subtle quietness of Pallet Coffee’s corner lot. It is perfect for those quiet moments you want to have some “me” time and get some work done. There are plenty of seats in a mezzanine split level.
Pallet Coffee Roasters
Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee Roaster, Coffeeshop
Mon 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
323 Semlin Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L