Beaucoup Bakery & Café

I first heard of Beaucoup Bakery & Café after reading The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis, the founder of Beaucoup. I wasn’t able to make it here before the bakery changed ownership, but from what I hear, not much has changed. Under the ownership of brother and sister duo – Betty and…

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts – Thurlow

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts first opened in 2012 on Main Street. Since then they have expanded to several locations, and I’m glad that in 2017 they finally opened in Downtown Vancouver on Thurlow and West Georgia Street. The cafe offers fresh, delicious, made to order breakfasts and lunches paired with delicious doughnuts and…

[New York] Bibble & Sip

When I was in New York, I received a recommendation from my friend B to try out Bibble & Sip. Luckily for me it was only a few blocks away from my hotel, so I got to check it out before the queue formed for their famous cream puffs. Bibble & Sip is a family…

LOT185 – Café and Wine Bar

LOT185 is Downtown Vancouver’s newest third-wave coffee bar by day and wine bar by night. Located inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, it is the perfect place for early morning meetings and after work wine downs. LOT185 features local coffee (Moja Coffee) and pastries that are freshly made in house under the direction of Executive Pastry…

Quantum Coffee

What we drank: Cappuccino ($4.00) and Ethiopian Pour Over with grains of paradise spice, orange zest and sugar syrup This has got to be the prettiest cappuccino I’ve ever seen! It was not bad, but the espresso they used had a pretty acidic profile and that just doesn’t really work for me. The specialty pour…

The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co.

The Boulevard used to be my go to hang out during my university days. It’s been ages since I’ve been back, but since I was on campus for work, I decided to drop by during my walk down memory lane. W What I drank: Mocha ($4.25) This is not usually my drink of choice, but…

Coffee Monster

Recently I’ve been in a bit of a rut in terms of eating out. I’ve been going to the same places over and over again because of convenience and I haven’t had time to check out some new places. This all changed when I went out with M over the weekend! Not only did I…

Waves

What I drank: Rooibos Latte (~$5.00) I always end up at this Waves because it’s the closest to my office. It’s not the greatest because they seem to have a rotating list of newly hired baristas (which means inconsistent drinks), but my coworker doesn’t like Starbucks so we always come here instead. This time however,…

The Gray Olive Cafeteria 

I hadn’t seen J in quite a long time, so when he called me to go out for brunch, I couldn’t refuse. What I drank: Latte ($4.25) This is one of the saddest lattes I’ve ever had and I’ve had a fair number of Starbucks lattes. I think my expectations were a lot higher because…

Starbucks

Normally I’m not swayed by Starbucks’ new offerings, but this one I just couldn’t pass up. I adore toasted coconut anything (I was so sad when Tim Hortons stopped making the Toasted Coconut Doughnut!), so when I saw this new drink from Starbucks I knew I had to try it. I was a having a…