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.
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