But First, Coffee! Our Guide to Vancouver Coffee Culture

Need something to invigorate you so you can hit the ground running? With the hustle and bustle of big business and visitors to Vancouver, the city practically runs on espresso. If you’ve got a latte problems, don’t let bad coffee be one of them. Okay, we will spill the [coffee] beans… Here is our guide to Vancouver Coffee Culture.

October 1st, 2018


325 Cambie Street

Come for the coffee and stay for the experience! Revolver is determined to make you the best cup of coffee and an experience to enjoy because they know you are worth it. Their rotating coffee menu ensures that you try different flavours and brews from all over the world. Not to mention that all ingredients are ethical and fair-trade.

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994 Nicola Street

Greenhorn espresso bar is the place to be in the heart of the city! Grab your favourite hot drink and take time to enjoy the homey decor including a wall of vinyl. But wait, it doesn’t end there. Greenhorn also offers an assortment of gourmet treats. And don’t worry if you’re diary free; Greenhorn offers both soy and almond milk substitutions.

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49th Parallel

689 Thurlow Street

Known for their teal cups and teabags, 49th Parallel is one of the most well-known coffee roasters in Vancouver. From a simple cup of coffee to apparel and barista tools, this place has it all. 49th Parallel takes the perfect coffee experience to another level with a transparent supply chain to fully support the determined coffee farmers elsewhere in the world.

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giovane cafe + eatery + market

1038 Canada Place

giovane café + eatery + market is the city’s best casual Italian café. Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, sip on seriously qualified Campos coffee as you watch the buzzing downtown core outside. Looking to try something a little different? giovane café offers a Banana Coconut Latte that will have your tastebuds asking for a second cup. Paired perfectly with a cup of coffee is the café’s signature pastry, the sugar bun. A delicious treat made up of a light and fluffy doughy ball, filled with cream and rolled in sugar. Need we say more?

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230 East Pender Street

The meaning of Aubade itself is “a poem, song or composition relating to dawn, the break of day or lovers parting in the morning.” All beans are locally sourced and hand made in order to provide the very best quality. Aubade also uses AESIR filters that are made with the highest quality of paper to improve the taste and smoothness of your coffee. Owner, Eldric, focuses on black filter coffee and vegan non-milk espresso drinks. Make sure to check out this little slice of coffee-lover paradise while in Vancouver.

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156 West 8th Avenue

Milano Coffee Roasters combines the west coast heart and Italian soul. Bringing 75 years of Italian roasting expertise to Vancouver, Francesco Curatolo opened the Milano coffee shop in 1984. Take advantage of the Italian roots by ordering The Miscela, a blend that combines more than ten 100% Arabica beans from around the world. Enjoy The Miscela and other coffee offerings while taking in the view of Jonathan Rogers Park, Downtown, and the North Shore Mountains.

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Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

311 West Cordova Street

The name Timbertrain represents the co-owners childhood friendship, their interest in trains, and the underlying meaning of bringing people together and building a community. Their coffee brings flavours are from Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Experience the art of coffee within the unique and cozy atmosphere and the sweet, sweet smell of roasted beans.

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