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“Good espresso, good service, and a nice spot.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 49th Parallel Roasters Cafe

49th Parallel Roasters Cafe
Ranked #290 of 3,539 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: South Main
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good espresso, good service, and a nice spot.”
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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Coffee and Donuts in Vancouver!!!!”
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!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank nicenick73
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Richmond, Canada
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I think this is my go-to place when I have out-of-town visitors”
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 trying to compete with Starbucks. They also make their own donuts (Lucky Donuts). I highly recommend 49th Parallel!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BrightSided
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Atlanta
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“They 'do' coffee shop right”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank kkosse
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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261 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Favorite Canadian Coffee Place”
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!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Joe D
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