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Showcasing a custom–built Kees van der Westen “Mirage” espresso machine and a uniquely West coast coffee and tea program, this charcoal-hued people-watching paradise offers sublim... read more
Three years in the making, featuring a veritable dream team of contributors behind the scenes, this fully licensed café is already booming. The love in the labor shines through in the staff,... read more
It’s not exactly Xanadu outside, but this gorgeously renovated space feels every bit like a stately pleasure dome for foodies, design geeks and pour over coffee purists. The blackboard menu f... read more
Slightly off the Main Street beaten path in an up-and-coming stretch of loftland hides this sleeper owned by 2 friends, one of whom’s a baker making everything from scratch, including vegan a... read more
Chef David Wong’s Pan-Asian kitchen impressively makes everything (including breads and tofu) from scratch, and boasts a traditional tandoori oven and the city’s largest sake cellar. Pa... read more
Almost 15 years (and shareholders) later, this hyperlocal coffee company and bakery is still an indie fave, with even the artwork on their cups inspired by their locations which dot the city's most... read more
Originally just coffee and waffles. Medina eschews the greasy spoon with gourmet toppings and sides, eggy delights and a fabulous fricasse created by next door Chambar's star Belgian chef. Aqua and... read more
Suppliers to the region’s top restaurants, this roasthaus café and shop puts a face to their online boutique, teeming with beany delights, teas, books and tools. Like founders Michael ... read more
Brewing tea, espresso drinks, single-cup Clover coffee and lush drinking chocolate, Mink’s other draw is their whimsically-named handmade chocolate bars (and selected bonbon-sized versions) i... read more
Chef Harry’s version of a European café makes brunch an Old World affair. Candlelit interior and antique fixtures create an afternoon refuge for English Bay strollers and discount movi... read more
High ceilings, decorator white walls and a stripped-down aesthetic make this an oasis of calm amidst the craziness of Commercial. Favored by indie moms, laptop-bearing freelance something-or-others... read more
Can’t actually buy any at this Amsterdam, but if you’ve already scored, this boozeless, smoke-friendly café is twist and burn central for weederati, especially after 4:20 (tobacc... read more
A heritage corner furnished in eclectic style, Finch's shabby chic decor and homemade ingredients are a cut above the standard coffeshop. Limited seating, but the window perches are as popular with... read more
Ski-in chateau-chalet whose tastefully dramatic great hall opens to indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs practically slopeside, with bar service by request. Upstairs, fabrics recall the warmth o... read more
Seasonal ingredients focus on locally sourced, organic and sustainable wherever possible, including hand-tied dim sum fresh from Vancouver. Ocean-wise cedar wrapped salmon comes with fingerling pot... read more
Comfy leather club chairs, warm blankets and toddies to melt anything you don't want frozen. Vintage cocktails include the juleppy Blackcomb Smash and Olympic-themed specials unique to Fairmont and... read more
By day, tycoons and their lawyers huddle over briefs and jewelled ladies lunch at tables open via french doors to the sidewalk, and as darkness falls and the rich cherrywood paneling glows by candl... read more
Homey from the jump, with vintage appliances disguised as furniture, snuggle-up-with-us afghans draped over wingbacks, hot beverages and heartier fare like soups and toasted paninis to chase away t... read more
Don’t let the touristy location and lack of table service fool you. In good weather, the powerlunchy, Euro-style patio with its crisp, white canvas umbrellas is a favorite of the city’s... read more
This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its charact...
Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-...
The city’s first dedicated beer tasting room, gastropreneur S...
Showcasing a custom–built Kees van der Westen “Mirage&r...
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper clu...