Kokomo adding second location, moving into old Culprit Coffee in Kits


Look out, Kitsilano, you’re getting a new plant-based eatery: Kokomo is opening their second location in the former Culprit Coffee spot.


Located at 2028 Vine Street, the brick exterior space is undergoing some serious hands-on renovation. If you follow Kokomo owner Katie Ruddell on Instagram you may have gotten a glimpse of the process as she and some very generous loved ones have been putting in time tackling the inside and outside of the former cafe.

Gone is Culprit’s bright yellow outside wall, too. We don’t know yet if Kokomo in Kits will match the cool vibes and palette of the Chinatown OG, which definitely makes great use of pink. Culprit moved out of the space in September 2017 after a 5-year tenure.

2028 Vine Street, Vancouver (Google Street View)

Kokomo is known for their plant-based menu of bowls, offering everything from fruit and nut-laden acai bowls to grain bowls, salads, and soups. They are also beloved for their smoothies and other snacks, including the dairy-free Aussie soft serve, Coco Whip.

We’ll get some details hopefully soon about what’s in store at the second Kokomo, though they do say they plan to open this summer.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom