We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

49th Parallel Roasters Cafe

2902 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T3G3, Canada
604-872-4901
Website
Update restaurant details
Ranked #211 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Donuts
8 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
    14
    4
    2
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You must stop at 49th Parallel for a luscious cup of coffee and treat yourself to a decadent dessert. It is a lovely restaurant with friendly staff. You will be charged up to do some fun shopping on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. This great place is situated next door to Purdy's chocolates.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had heard about the doughnuts from this café and bought several to enjoy with coffee. They were expensive but delicious and were available in several different tastes. We had double chocolate, old fashioned, pistachio and orange and salted caramel and savoured them

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Go to West 4th street. One of my favorite streets in Vancouver. You must go to 49th Parallel for a freshly roasted coffee and grab a salted caramel or other donuts from the selection of Lucky donuts. Go on and treat yourself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

It is hard to find an error at 49th Parallel. The coffee is exquisite, the doughnuts delicious, the decor authentic, and the service great. Always worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

There's 2 locations: Main St and 4th & Yew St. They regularly and/or seasonal change up their coffee bean varieties and hold weekly cuppings at 2 pm on Tuesdays at the Main St location - see their website. Anyways the coffee is usually excellent at both cafés. To add to this both cafés have "Lucky's Donuts." OMG - sooo delicious!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

A proper espresso with water on the side. Perfect. Donut was of the classic chocolate sort and not the type of chemical crap you get at other donut shops. Great spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

49th Parallel/Lucky Donuts was recommended to us by our hotel desk staff. OMG the donuts!!! Bacon Maple fritters? YES!!! The coffee is simply fantastic. Off the beaten path but truly a gem. Visited both locations while in Vancouver!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Quintessentially Vancouver with the open concept and cedar beams and posts. I found out about this place after reading a feature article in Business Vancouver on it's owner. He was there keeping a close eye on how the coffee was brewed. The article said he was a man who was interested in making the perfect cup of coffee and not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The coffee is delicious, the atmosphere is just right, and what's better than good coffee with freshly made quality doughnuts? We make a point of visiting coffee shops everywhere we go, and 49th Parallel is one of our all-time favorites.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

49th Parallel is exactly what we were looking for in a coffee place along Main St in Vancouver. Great atmosphere, incredibly friendly and polite staff, really good coffee, and some of the most amazing donuts on the planet! We could have spent hours here!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed 49th Parallel Roasters Cafe also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to 49th Parallel Roasters Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage 49th Parallel Roasters Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing