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 as well so even if you're inside, you still feel that warm Vancouver breeze.
Service: Great. The guy who took my order was super friendly and knowledgeable. I was considering trying their old-school espresso beans for my French press because I was looking for something a litlte stronger than their other beans. After talking to this guy, we both concluded these beans would rock.
Coffee: They make a mean Iced Mocha - the closest I've come to this in Montreal is at Cafe Myriade. If you're looking for something refresing, tyr this - it's amazing and not too sweet. I also love their lattes. They're just perfect.