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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Where the hipsters wake up” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matchstick Coffee

Matchstick Coffee
Ranked #32 of 164 Coffee & Tea in Vancouver
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Where the hipsters wake up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

These guys and gals are serious about coffee. No brewed coffee here - you get your cup dripped to perfection. They roast onsite. They bake amazingly delicious (and super-rich) muffins onsite. The people at Matchstick are fierce about doing it right.

Which is why on any given day, the three tables and gigantic communal table are full, and there is a line of young people dressing in the style of their grandparents waiting for their cuppa.

The bread is exceptionally good and the sandwiches they make with it, even better. There is a love affair for brie here, but my favourite sandwich is the beet/pesto/sprout concoction. An unlikely combination that makes my tastebuds dance when I am in the mood for a sandwich.

It is worth the trip to this funky little commercial pie of buildings at Fraser St. and 16th, but parking can be a bit tricky. Or you can luck out and get a spot right in front.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Robyn E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    7
    3
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Burnaby, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great coffee, tons of younguns though:)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We popped into this place and I had my best coffee of the trip which is saying a lot since vancouver is peppered with coffee shops. The coconut, orange muffin was to die for as well. The crowd was all very young and hip, so it was good people watching too.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank jane c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Matchstick Coffee also viewed

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

Been to Matchstick Coffee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing