There’s a lot to love about Vancouver — the lush rainforest, fresh mountain air, endless ocean, and cosmopolitan cool make it one of the world’s most liveable cities. But besides our picturesque landscape, the city is building a reputation for our coffee culture and top-notch brews. Condé Nast Traveler, Matador Network, and Smarter Traveler have all named Vancouver as one of the world’s best cities for coffee aficionados.
Blossoming throughout this natural wonderland metropolis are a number of independently owned coffee houses and restaurants with unique brews, sophisticated decor, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and quality eats. While you’re certainly welcome to grab a coffee to go, these stunning spaces are so lovely you’ll want to take your time to savour and ‘gram your skillfully served java.
Whether you’re looking for a personalized pour-over or the perfect coffee photo-op for your curated social media gallery, you’ll find it here.
Milano Coffee Roasters
At Milano Coffee Roasters, you’ll find a space and culture that truly embodies a Westcoast heart and an Italian soul. Milano Coffee’s artisan tradition dates back three generations of Italian coffee heritage blended with over thirty years of West Coast culture.
36 Powell Street | www.milanocoffee.ca
At Beaucoup Bakery & Café you’ll find exceptional French-inspired pastries, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters espresso, and Bellocq tea. The floral mural at Beaucoup also makes for a stunning snap.
2150 Fir Street | www.beaucoupbakery.com
Located in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Bellaggio Cafe brings an Italian experience to Vancouver’s downtown core. Sip luxurious European speciality coffees spiked with Luxardo Amaretto or Grappa Alexander on Bellaggio’s patio in true Italian fashion.
773 Hornby Street | www.bellaggiocafe.com
At Medina Cafe you’ll find fine Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, connoisseur-savvy coffee and the city’s best Belgian waffles. Don’t leave without trying the White Chocolate Pistachio Rosewater mocha.
780 Richards Street | www.medinacafe.com
Thierry Chocolaterie & Patisserie Cafe
The luxurious space at Thierry Chocolaterie will make you feel like you’re in Auvergne, France. Chef Thierry offers his very own blend of espresso – while expert baristas concoct everything from spiked coffees to flavoured lattes.
1059 Alberni Street | www.thierrychocolates.com
giovane café + eatery + market
Located at the sophisticated and luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, giovane café + eatery + market combines authentically local and Italian fare with a comfortable, modern space. You won’t find coffees prepared with artificial flavours here. Their pumpkin spice lattés are prepared with fresh pumpkin purée.
1038 Canada Pl | giovanecafe.com
Chambar combines the sophistication of fine dining with a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it a beautiful space to take your coffee break. Indulge in Chambar’s decadent lavender latte, made with espresso, stretched milk, and housemade lavender syrup.
568 Beatty Street | www.chambar.com