Tag: Coffee Shops

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters | Gastown Coffee Shop

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters | Gastown Coffee Shop

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Vancouver is located 311 W Cordova S, Gastown. It is great hipster cafe just around from the Old Faithful Shop and Rowan Sky. Just around the corner is Water Street Cafe. I love the big window seats at the front of the […]

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver | Coffee Shop West End

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver | Coffee Shop West End

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver located on a quiet corner of  Nicola Street and Nelson. I was first attracted to this independent coffee shop because of its decor and record collection. Getting to Greenhorn coffee shop wasn’t exactly easiest with multiple one-way, no exit and the […]

Aperture Coffee Bar Vancouver | Library Books Mount Pleasant

Aperture Coffee Bar Vancouver | Library Books Mount Pleasant

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Aperture Coffee Bar Vancouver is a charming coffee shop on Broadway away from all the craziness. Serving Intelligentsia Coffee, the espresso was delicious and rich. I feel guilty for disclosing where I like to unwind, get some work done and just sit down to read a book. If you have forgotten to bring your book, they have plenty of James Patterson, JD Salinger and Stephen King to go around.

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This neighborhood cafe is perfect for a rainy day. To grab a cup of Americano or chai latte and sit by the window people watching.

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Chai Latte: Perhaps not the best chai latte in Vancouver. This cup was weak and not as flavorful as Bump n Grind Cafe on South Granville or Commercial Drive.

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There is free WiFi and the barista is friendly. Aperture Coffee Bar is a total gem. Prices are perhaps a little pricey.

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Aperture Coffee Bar
URL: https://www.facebook.com/ApertureCoffeeBar
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Tea

Hours:
Mon 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

243 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3L1
(604) 620-8065

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Cafe Bica Vancouver | Patios and Coffee

Cafe Bica Vancouver | Patios and Coffee

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Renfrew Cafe Vancouver | Hand Made Pies & Specialty Coffee

Renfrew Cafe Vancouver | Hand Made Pies & Specialty Coffee

[image_with_animation image_url="10666" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Renfrew Cafe is a new cafe that recently opened six months ago in East Vancouver. This cafe specializes in handmade pies and coffee. Pies are made with locally sourced ingredients and are made fresh daily. Coffee comes from a variety [...]
Starbucks and Match.com teams up to Host the ‘World’s Largest Starbucks Date’

Starbucks and Match.com teams up to Host the ‘World’s Largest Starbucks Date’

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On February 13, Starbucks and the dating site Match.com are teaming up for a Valentine’s Day promotion. “Meet at Starbucks” is encouraging Match.com users to participate in the “World’s Largest #StarbucksDate”.

To kick off the promotion, Starbucks is encouraging Match.com users to join the Valentine’s Day promotion. Over  3 million members list “coffee and conversation” as one of their interests. Match.com members will now be able to use “Meet At Starbucks” feature to initiate a first coffee date.

Starbucks US menu pairings include:

  • Caffé Verona® Coffee Press for Two and a Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie
  • Tall Flat White and Chocolate Croissant
  • Grande Raspberry Mocha or Grande White Chocolate Mocha and Heart Cookie

Available from 2pm to close, the special pairings menu will be complemented with in-store experiences designed to facilitate connection and celebrate love, including special in-store music playlists chosen by Starbucks partners (employees), and photo props to document and share your #StarbucksDate according to the Starbucks press release.

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Bump n Grind Cafe Vancouver | Granville St Grand Opening

Bump n Grind Cafe Vancouver | Granville St Grand Opening

Just found myself a new hang out space with stellar coffee. Bump N Grind Cafe opened their second location on 3010 Granville Street. We celebrated their Grand Opening shindig with handcrafted Canadian coffee roasters, in house baked goods, and bumping live entertainment! Cheers to a Tuesday […]

Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle | Coffee Guide

Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle | Coffee Guide

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Caffe Vita Coffee Seattle | Holiday Blend Coffee Beans

Caffe Vita Coffee Seattle | Holiday Blend Coffee Beans

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Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company, is a coffee roasting company in Seattle, Washington that we recently grew very fond of. We were recently sent a Caffe Vita’s holiday blend coffee beans. I am in love. Caffe Vita has been on our radar for some time now. It is one of the top 10 coffee shops in Seattle.

 

Caffe Vita’s holiday blend features three exceptional coffees that were sourced during their travels this past year. Each of these coffees is remarkable in their own right, but as a blend they complement each other to create a balanced and complex cup that is well suited for holiday drinking – spicy, sweet, and slightly toasty, with flavors of chocolate, cherry, and clove.

A naturally processed yellow bourbon lot from Monte Verde in Brazil provides a dried cherry sweetness, along with subtle oak and vanilla notes. The washed, high-grown caturra by Rafael Brixius in Fraijanes, Guatemala, contributes dark chocolate and subtle citrus notes, while our Ethiopian Lelisa Hara lot adds understated florals and an intriguing spice.

Celebrate the season with Caffe Vita’s limited edition Holiday Blend, the perfect complement to your family gatherings.

 

A morning brew on a French Press with double baked pain au chocolate with hazelnut cream makes one heck of a morning! Long live strong nutty coffee!

 

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Caffe Vita is located conveniently on Pike, but not obnoxiously near the market. I’m a big fan for their Cafe Luna coffee blend of nuttiness and earthy tones. Gayo River single origin is also quite nice. Come here if you are looking for a serious full flavored latte or espresso. The Capital Hill location has a coffee roaster in the back of this two story cafe. Free Wifi.

Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company
URL: http://www.caffevita.com/
Cuisine: Coffee Roaster

Hours:
Mon 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

1005 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA, United States
+1 206-709-4440

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie Burnaby | Pastries, Cakes and Coffee

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie Burnaby | Pastries, Cakes and Coffee

[image_with_animation image_url="9334" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie recently won International Chocolate Awards 2014 Gold. Chez Christophe's chocolate shop is conveniently located in Burnaby. No rush of downtown Vancouver traffic. And a close drive for people like me that live out in the Valley. We [...]
Platform 7 Coffee Vancouver | Stumptown Coffee and Pour Overs

Platform 7 Coffee Vancouver | Stumptown Coffee and Pour Overs

Platform 7 Coffee Vancouver on Hastings serves hand crafted pour over coffee, siphon, Chemex, cold brew and tasting flight. The interior resembles a London train station. Like that, customer rushes in as the bus stops and the place is filled with chatter. Booth seats, cement […]

Retro Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong Central Duddell Street | Vintage Bing Sutt 星巴克 冰室

Retro Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong Central Duddell Street | Vintage Bing Sutt 星巴克 冰室

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If you are looking for a retro Starbucks Coffee in Hong Kong Central, it is on Duddell Street. The concept is similar to the retro vintage 1940’s Hong Kong style cafe in Mong Kong Sai Yee Street 旺角洗衣街. Starbucks Coffee on Duddell Street is the World’s first ever Starbucks that retrofits to the nostalgic Bing Sutt 冰室 within a contemporary coffeehouse design. It is decorated with old school furniture, lighting with a local brand GOD (Goods of Desire) with antiques and goods that are quintessentially Hong Kong. Duddell Street itself is a historically renowned staircase with gas lamps and long staircase. It is home to many films and brings a timeless heritage to Hong Kong.

 

At first glance Starbucks Coffee Central on Duddell Street appears to be just another Starbucks coffee shop. But after entering deeper, you will find yourself merged beyong Western modernization and back to 1950’s Hong Kong intimate style and traits solely Hong Kong.

 

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Not only will you be able to enjoy a Ventri Dark or a sweet Caramel Macchiato latte, you will also find a few treats characteristics of Hong Kong. Or Chinese in that sense. Enjoy a coffee infused egg tart or red bean pudding. If you prefer a more western dessert, try the chocolate lamington.

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I love how Starbucks embraces different cultural and integrates this modern coffee shop with a taste of the classics. It is even interesting to see the first Starbucks store not in English.

 

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Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong Central Duddell Street 星巴克冰室
URL: http://www.starbucks.com.hk/coffeehouse/store-design/duddell-street
Cuisine: Coffee, Coffee Shop

 

Floor M2, Mezzanine Floor, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong ‎ 2.3 m SE (10 walk from Central MTR)
+852 2523 5685 ‎

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Caffe Artigiano Coffee Vancouver | Monday Madness

Caffe Artigiano Coffee Vancouver | Monday Madness

  Sunday’s are better than others. And we wish Monday’s would be less cruel. It is a vicious cycle. Psychological even perhaps. But after spending a weekend catching up on life and Zzz’s; I then wake up hating on Queen B* for waking me up. […]

Prado Cafe Vancouver | 49th Parallel Coffee Commercial Drive

Prado Cafe Vancouver | 49th Parallel Coffee Commercial Drive

Prado Cafe is located on Commercial Drive. The coffee shop is managed by multi world barista World Barista Championship finalist, Sammy Piccolo. Prado Cafe is small and is full most times. It serves 49th Parallel coffee which I find too acidic.  They have a small wooden bench outside which […]