Vancouver Coffee Guide

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I don’t consider myself a crazy coffee snob but I do prefer to support a small local shop over a big corporate. I like a good strong cup of coffee or if I can get one, a flat white. The Vancouver coffee scene is getting considerably better but in my opinion, it still has a long way to go. Starbucks really took claim of the city for a while and I’m really happy that independents are opening up and holding their own.

The Best Vancouver Coffee Shops | www.rtwgirl.com

If you’re looking for a decent cup, here’s where to find them in Vancouver. I’ve broken it down via neighborhood but of course, some shops have locations in several neighborhoods.

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Now for my Vancouver coffee guide!

Gastown:

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Gastown

Timbertrain is my Gastown fave as of late

Revolver Coffee Gastown | www.rtwgirl.com

Revolver in Gastown

Revolver Coffee Gastown | www.rtwgirl.com

Revolver  in Gastown, I love their cold brew bottle

Stumptown Purebread | www.rtwgirl.com

If you’re around Hastings near Gastown, Purebread Bakery serves Stumptown Roaster coffee

East Vancouver:

Basho Japanese Cafe

Basho Japanese Cafe is so kawaii

Basho Japanese Cafe Green Tea Latte | www.rtwgirl.com

Green Tea Latte at Basho

**Please note that the Japanese cafe called Basho has been closed and taken over by an old employee. It is now called Yama Cafe. I have not tried it out personally but reviews look good and it looks like they serve the same things. I will change this once I get to check it out personally or send someone I trust to give me a thumbs up!**

Mount Pleasant:

Matchstick Coffee Roaster Mount Pleasant | www.rtwgirl.com

Matchstick in Mount Pleasant. They also have a cafe in Chinatown

Gene Coffee Mount Pleasant

Gene serves cortados. Some say it’s too hipster-y but it’s Mount Pleasant!

Elysian Roaster

Elysian opened up a new shop on 7th and Ontario just two blocks from Main Street

Riley Park:

Le Marche St George Vancouver | www.rtwgirl.com

Tucked away in a quiet ‘hood is Le Marche St George. It’s a coffee shop/cafe/market and it’s amazingggggg! It’s an old converted home and I love all of the locally sourced products and tasty sweets!

Le Marche St George Vancouver | www.rtwgirl.com

Everything tastes awesome

Fairview: 

Elysian Coffee | www.rtwgirl.com
Elysian on Broadway

South Granville:

Flat White at West Elm Market | www.rtwgirl.com

West Elm Market on Granville serves flat whites

West End:

Greenhorn West End | www.Rtwgirl.com

Greenhorn Cafe in the West End serves cortados!

Milano Coffee Roaster
Milano serves flat whites and you can find them on Denman Street and in Gastown

Chinatown:

Matchstick Coffee Chinatown

Loving Vancouver Chinatown these days. Matchstick has a spot on Georgia Street

Matchstick Coffee Chinatown

I heard my barista’s Aussie accent and coerced him to make a flat white!

Please note that I am missing a coffee shop on Commercial. Back in the day, I used to go to the Italian cafes but I haven’t been that way in ages. I would also suggest Nelson the Seagull in Gastown but don’t order their flat white (it’s not a proper flat white). The space is super cute and a great place to work if you need a coffice.

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