Let’s face it, after a party-filled December and one last big bang to go, the idea of settling in for a hot cup of coffee seems pretty alluring right now. Vancouverites love their coffee and there are a number of independent coffee shops that exceed any chain when it comes to flavor and atmosphere. Grab a book, take a seat and sip on a smooth cup of coffee at any of these cafes.
Revolver – Coffee snobs, you may have just met your match after stepping foot in here. They even know how to make a perfect cortado.
Coffee Bar – Excellent coffee, delicious baked goods and a lovely atmosphere make this an easy spot to hang out and chat for ages with a friend.
49th Parallel – Exquisite coffee and brewed perfectly each time. Grab a cup and head down to Kits Beach to enjoy it.
Milano – A hip atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to a beautifully brewed espresso.
Commune Cafe – Not only a great spot for a coffee or tea, but they serve great breakfast, lunch or a light dinner. They’re pretty much all made in house.
Nelson the Seagull – It’s like walking into your friend’s house where they serve you homemade almond milk with your coffee (if you want) and they make ridiculously good ciabatta bread.
Elysian Coffee – Each cup is brewed to order, making it fresh and tempered to perfection.
Whether you’re looking to take a break from a drink after work, spend a few hours on your laptop, or catch up with a friend, each of these cafes will satisfy your caffeine urges in a cozy environment.