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49th Parallel Roasters Cafe

2902 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T3G3, Canada
604-872-4901
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Ranked #273 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Donuts
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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I can't believe I never reviewed 49th Parallel when I was in Van last summer. Oops! Location: So, last summer they were in a different location (unless they've got two in Kits). I much prefer the current location because they have a great terrace where you can sit back and people-watch while enjoying your coffee. The large windows open up... More

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

While visiting Vancouver I was on the hunt for great coffee and through a blogger found 49th parallel. Visited both locations in the course of my stay. Both locations were great and the coffee and doughnuts ( lucky's in store) were fantastic. I bought some to take home and sadly finished my last doughnut last night. Heartily recommend the cruller,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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Toronto, Canada
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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.

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14 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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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

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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.

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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!

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Richmond, Canada
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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

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