Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe is Running Low on Cats

Mittens, a cat recently adopted from Catfe. Image sourced from catfe.ca

Mittens, a cat recently adopted from Catfe. Image sourced from catfe.ca

Vancouver’s first cat cafe is finding it hard to keep felines in stock.

Catfé, located inside Vancouver’s International Village mall in Chinatown, officially opened its doors on Dec. 14. The unique business, modelled after pioneering “cat cafes” in Taiwan and Asia, is part cafe and part foster home for cats. Patrons can order a latte, then head into the special cat lounge for some quality time with cats available for adoption from the BC SPCA.

After years of anticipation and lots of legal and logistical hurdles, Catfé is off to a roaring start. “Purristas” at the cafe serve up coffee and treats. Meanwhile, “cat whisperers” lead guests into the adjoining cat lounge, which can accommodate up to 16 visitors at a time and is often booked solid. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe is Running Low on Cats

Caffè Artigiano Gift Card Giveaway!

Freshly made latte from Caffe Artigiano Coffee House

Calling all coffee lovers!

Just steps away from the Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station, the West Broadway Caffè Artigiano is the perfect coffee break destination while in transit, or to sit and sip on your latte on a sunny day. In addition to coffee and tea, Caffè Artigiano also offers a selection of baked goods made fresh and locally every day, great for breakfast on the run!

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Caffè Artigiano Gift Card Giveaway!

Your new favourite Cafe – Thierry

If you are craving something a little more off the beaten track than the duelling Starbucks on Robson and Thurlow streets in downtown Vancouver  – and frankly, who isn’t – might I suggest you head one block over to Thierry.  Located on Alberni Street, between Burrard and Thurlow – this recently opened chocolaterie patisserie café is certain to scratch a multitude of sweet related itches you may have. Continue reading:
Your new favourite Cafe – Thierry

New Smartphone App for Ordering Coffee on the Go

Hate waiting in line for your lattes?  The new smartphone app for Vancouver’s Ethical Bean cafes may be just the thing for you.

The mobile ordering system allows customers to specify what drink they want and at what Ethical Bean cafe they want it delivered (There are currently three Ethical Bean cafes in Vancouver: at Granville SkyTrain Station, Commercial SkyTrain Station and on Kootenay Street in East Van).  You then pay right over the phone using a credit card.  By the time you arrive at the cafe, your order will be ready and waiting for you, along with your receipt.

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New Smartphone App for Ordering Coffee on the Go