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49th Parallel Roasters Cafe

#262 of 3,029 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
South Main
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2902 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T3G3, Canada
604-872-4901
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 35
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  • 25
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffees and donuts

Came by on Sunday afternoon in a group of four to sample the wares as the Hot Chocolate Festival was on. Hard to beat hot chocolate and a Lucky's donut on a cold rainy Sunday. As expected the place was packed. We were lucky (no pun intended) to find a table after a short wait. The room is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bossman_Vancouver
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came by on Sunday afternoon in a group of four to sample the wares as the Hot Chocolate Festival was on. Hard to beat hot chocolate and a Lucky's donut on a cold rainy Sunday. As expected the place was packed. We were lucky (no pun intended) to find a table after a short wait. The room is rustic and... More 

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Thank Bossman_Vancouver
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I can't speak to the coffee at 49th Parallel, but the doughnuts definitely live up to the hype. My partner and I tried the coconut meringue and the shortbread, and both were ridiculous in the best way.

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Thank kitstanbul
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I really need a treat I trek to this shop exclusively for there fresh almond milk latte . I have brought several friends here and we all live it . It's is cozy (on Main Street ) with fire place and a few sofas but very busy , especially on weekends so sometimes unfortunately finding seating can be an... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I love 49th Parallel's beans. Brewed at home, or at another coffee shop in Vancouver for that matter, they really shine. Over the past few years I've watched the quality of coffee served at this coffee shop decline. First, each cup of coffee was made meticulously and great. Then, quality began to vary wildly depending on who happened to be... More 

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Thank David Q
Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

A new black and white sign has popped up indicating that the WiFi will not be available until after 4pm on weekends. Inconvenient, but okay as only 20 minutes to go. But well after 4 pm and still unable to connect to the web. On inquiring, It seems that there is a cap on capacity, so I left. And the... More 

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Thank westcoastfoodee
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

It always amazes me how busy this coffee shop is. Probably because one of the few shops with good seating on w4th. Been here about three times. Coffee is awful. Didn't even finish it last time. Average donuts.

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Thank Jackie913
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Coffee and Doughnuts like never before! Funky atmosphere, expert staff, over all a great experience. Are they doughnuts or indulgence? Try this place , wait in line.

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Thank ross086
Canmore, Canada
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This groovy cafe is the perfect place to listen to some tunes while you get your work underway. The interior is perfectly set up to visit with a friend or grind out some web code. I enjoyed my almond milk latte and the donuts looked amazing (I was too full to indulge).

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Thank LESBourgeoises
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

These donuts are really good. The coffee is great. The service is always pleasant and quick (even thought you might see a line of 6-8 people don't worry). Nice seating area. One of my fave coffee joints

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Thank Jay P
Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

49th Parallel make great coffee, that is never in doubt. Each time I go for a coffee there I am always very happy with the quality of the coffee. A few months ago i bought one of their apple, maple, bacon fritters and that was simply fantastic. I have since had a few of their different donuts and they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2902 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T3G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: 604-872-4901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.