Best Cafes in Vancouver

by Stacey Klyne

Vancouver offers people a wide selection of unique coffee shops and cafes. Many of these places began in Vancouver and offer coffee and pastries found nowhere else. While visiting this city, be sure you stop at one of these state-of-the-art cafes and experience our coffee from all over the world and our endless list of savory and sweet treats!

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The Revolver: This café, located in the heart of Vancouver’s historical Gastown, is a must see.  It gets its name from the fact that their menu constantly rotates coffee from all around the world. The Revolver offers customers a unique cup of freshly made coffee with every order, and their wide variety of espresso beans is sure to make your latte like no other. With endless options of coffee flavours and a rotating menu this café offers visitors or residents of Vancouver an experience like no other.

Where:  325 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Friday-7:30AM-6:00PM, Saturday -9:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday-closed

 

Photo Credits: treescoffee.com

Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House: In Gastown this café partners with a fair trade program which produces 100% organic coffee from single origin organic beans from countries like Mexico, Columbia, and Guatemala. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, Trees is well known for their decadent cheesecake, with a monthly feature, as well several other original flavours like mocha cheesecake or white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. While passing through Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood make sure you stop by and pick up a cup of organic fair trade coffee.

Where: 321 Water Street, Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Tuesday-7:00AM-9:30PM, Saturday-8:00AM-10:00PM, Sunday- 9:00AM-9:30PM

 

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East Van Roasters: This cafe is  located inside a beautiful historical building called the “Rainer Hotel.” Since this café roasts all their coffee beans in-house for their hand made chocolate and coffee, you are sure to get fresh product every time you visit.  East Van Roasters serves their specialty made-in-house chocolates as well as 100% organic coffee coming only from a fair trade program. With this café making everything in house, from their chocolate to their pastries, this place is certainly like no other café or chocolate shop around.

Where: 319 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Hours: Sunday -Monday-Closed, Tuesday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday-10:00AM-5:00PM

 

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Timbertrain Coffee: This café is committed to picking select beans from around the world in order to ensure that the best quality is served to their guests. This cafe roasts their beans locally here in Vancouver and oversees the entire coffee bean production process. This café has two locations; one is seated in the heart of Gastown with long windows providing a natural lit atmosphere and the other situated in Grandview Woods, which is a perfect place to watch the coffee making process.  Timbertrain has a wide selection of high quality coffee beans from all over the world, and presents many ways to brew you the perfect cup!

Where: 311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver & 551 Mclean Drive, Vancouver
Hours: Gastown: Monday-Friday-7:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday-Sunday-8:00AM-6:00PM
Hours: Grandview Woods Monday-Friday- 8:00AM-3:00PM, Saturday-9:00AM-3:00PM, Sunday-Closed

 

Photo Credits: railtowncafe.ca

Railtown Cafe: This cafe has four locations around Vancouver, the main one situated on the historical east end of Railway Street.  All their food is prepared fresh everyday by their talented staff offering a wide variety of delicious meals and drinks to choose from. Railtown contains locally roasted coffee and offers guests an assortment of specialty drinks from their espresso bar. This café also offers an endless list of salads, soups, sandwiches and baked goods paired with their high quality coffee, refreshing drinks, and craft beer. Doubling as an award winning catering service out of their Railtown location, the cafe is sure to leave you satisfied.

Where: 397 Railway St, 980 Howe Street, 409 Granville Street and 1691 Main Street, Vancouver
Hours: Monday-Friday-7:30AM-6:00PM, Saturday-Sunday-11:00AM-4:00PM

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