4 Best Coffee Houses in Vancouver

February 15, 2019

It’s no secret that Vancouverites love their coffee. It’s easy to see why — the city is overflowing with fantastic artisanal places to caffeine up in all of the city’s unique districts, whether you’re looking to find your go-to brew in Yaletown, Gastown, Commercial Drive or elsewhere. Here are a few of our staff’s favourite places to unwind with a deliciously brewed cup of coffee.


49th Parallel Coffee

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Known for both their deliciously dark coffee and delightful Lucky’s Doughnuts, this extremely popular coffee house is always busy with java-loving Vancouverites. With tons of coffee varietals to pick from, there’s not a bad choice on their expansive menu. Plus, don’t forget that you can take home a full bag of your favourite blend on the way out!


Pallet Coffee Roasters

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With four venues across the city that all sport the same cozy and comfortable atmosphere, Pallet Coffee Roasters is a staple in Vancouver’s java obsessed community. Taking the top spot in the 2018 best roasters poll, experts highly recommend trying the Kayon Mountain roast or an African pour over, and then experimenting with some of their other brews. While you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at their award-winning brunch menu too.


Nemesis Coffee

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It’s fitting that Nemesis’ logo is an upsidedown heart, because we’re definitely seeing heart eyes for this trendy coffee house. With a stocked espresso bar of classic blends, this no fuss coffee bar is perfect for both beginners and experts alike.


Olive and Ruby Cafe

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Olive and Ruby Cafe is an aesthetically pleasing coffee house featuring pure Scandinavian vibes, with a sea of hanging plants and a delightful colourful mural from artist Dana Mooney. But despite their gorgeous locale, it’s their coffee that’s the true standout. With both classic and specialty drinks that change with the season, this is the ideal cafe for causal Sunday lounging.


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