Dating in Vancouver: 3 Commercial Drive date ideas

Commercial Drive is the modern day Mecca for Vancouver’s earth-loving, coffee-sipping, nano-beer making types. While Kitsilano claims to be the original home to Vancouver’s hippies, Commercial Drive comes in at a close second place.

Commercial Drive is my spiritual home in Vancouver. During my university years I would trek over from Vancouver Island to stay with friends who lived on Commercial and East 1st Avenue. We would order garlic fries from Wazubees (RIP) and wander the drive checking out shops like Beckwoman’s, The Jean Queen and Sweet Cherubium.

The vibrance, multiculturalism and great food on The Drive continues to draw me east. So you probably won’t be surprised by this little statement: the Commercial Drive area is one of best date destinations in the city. As a part of my regular ‘Dating in Vancouver’ features, I implore you to ask that cute boy/girl on a date and explore one of the most down-to-earth yet exuberant hoods in Vancouver.  Continue reading:
Dating in Vancouver: 3 Commercial Drive date ideas

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!

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