7 Cozy Coffee Shops in Vancouver
A warm cup of coffee in a cozy space is important. After talking to Vancouver chefs, brewers, and entrepreneurs, here are their top picks for coffee shops in Vancouver, Canada.
1. The Birds & The Beets
With large windows, indoor plants, and exposed brick, The Birds & The Beets in Gastown has created a café with a lovable atmosphere. Sit at the bar by the window for some great people watching or find a table in the back to crank out some work.
2. Revolver Coffee
Exposed brick walls and dark wooden tables make for the perfect spot to hunker down for the afternoon. Adam Chandler, owner of BETA5 chocolates, sends any and every visitor to Revolver while they are in Vancouver. Revolver strives to make your coffee an experience, not just a warm beverage.
3. Bows X Arrows
Natural lighting. So much natural lighting. Bows X Arrows has a space that feels like a breath of fresh air with all of the open seating and indoor plants. Matt Senecal-Junkeer, co-owner of The Birds & The Beets, recommends heading to this “off-the-beaten-path” spot in Vancouver.
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4. Nelson the Seagull
This rustic shop offers tons of seating and a hipster vibe you can hang out in all day. Nelson the Seagull is run by a brother and sister duo from South Africa. Dustin Sepkowski of 33 Acres Brewing claims "They make some of the best bread in town and are solid human beings."
5. The Federal Store
This “mom and pop, community-oriented corner store with a great coffee program, scratch baking, and all sorts of produce [has] character and they're just really good people to support, in my mind." says Drew Johnson, owner of Bows X Arrows. The Federal Store is a perfect place to catch up with a friend.
6. Nemesis Coffee
At Nemesis, you’re right in the center of Gastown. The clean and modern space with tons of natural light is perfect for getting work done, catching up with a friend, or getting to know the friendly group of owners. Jacky, co-owner of Beaucoup Bakery, loves spending his time here whenever possible.
7. Le Marché St. George
"Le Marché St. George is a spot like nowhere else, which is what we like about it. It's a good place for a quiet coffee. In Vancouver, there are only a few permits like Le Marché St. George's, where you can just build a café in the middle of a residential neighborhood. I think there are only 4. There's no store, no sign, no nothing - it's just a small cafe next to a bunch of houses." Rotem and Itamar, co-owners of Chickpea, are all about this unusual neighborhood find.