“Best Independent Coffee Shop in Vancouver. Period.”
This is a brilliant independent coffee shop that carries a wide selection of brands from the top roasters on the West Coast. Because they are independent, you wont see any of the major independent brands like Parallel 49, from Vancouver, or Stumptown, from Portland, but it allows them the flexibility to carry a mix of smaller roasters, like Matchstick and Bows & Arrows from BC, Phil & Sebastian, from Alberta, Heart from Portland and Handsome from Los Angeles.
The biggest downside of the location is its diminutive size. Its crowded all day long, so its not a good place to sit a while and read a book or use your laptop. That said, they appear to have acquired the space next to them which I believe they are currently renovating.
Parting thoughts: go here to buy a great bag of beans to brew at home. Also, try the drip coffee (usually prepared in a Chemex with an Able Brewing Kone) instead of your usual latte. The beans they use are great, and the coffee is so much more expressive without milk or sugar. The price for a cup may be a bit high ($3.50-4.50), but they feature a coffee every day which is only $3.00 (or $3.50, I forget).
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