Vancouver Coffee Guide: Where To Find The Best Coffee

Stumptown Purebread

A crazy crazy coffee snob I am not. But I do prefer to support a small local shop over a big corporate chain. I like a good strong cup of coffee or if I can get one, a proper Australian style 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 many years due to its proximity to Seattle. So I’m really happy that independents are opening up and holding their own.

If you’re looking for good Vancouver coffee, you can start with these cafes. I’ve broken it down this guide via neighbourhood but of course, some shops have locations in several neighbourhoods.



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A Vancouver Coffee Guide


Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Gastown

Timbertrain is my Gastown fave as of late

Revolver Coffee Gastown

Revolver in Gastown

Revolver Coffee Gastown

Revolver  in Gastown, I love their cold brew bottle

Stumptown Purebread |

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

Mount Pleasant:

Matchstick Coffee Roaster Mount Pleasant

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 - Vancouver Coffee

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

Riley Park:

Le Marche St George Vancouver

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

Le Marche St George Vancouver

Everything tastes awesome


Elysian Broadway
Elysian on Broadway

West End:

Greenhorn Cafe West End

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


Matchstick Chinatown

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

Matchstick 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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