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Our guide to Vancouver’s must visit cafes & coffee roasters

Brewing great coffee is considered an art by many, and in a city saturated with shops around every corner, only a few select roasters have risen above the rest in terms of both quality and variety.
Brewing great coffee is considered an art by many, and in a city saturated with shops around every corner, only a few select roasters have risen above the rest in terms of both quality and variety. Scroll through our slideshow of some of those select shops below and be sure to "View Map" when you're done.

Vancouver's Must Visit Cafes & Coffee Roasters

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Brewing great coffee is considered an art by many, and in a city saturated with shops around every corner, only a few select roasters have risen above the rest in terms of both quality and variety.

  • Elysian Coffee

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    Vancouver may be full of cafes that are okay at best, but that is not the case with Elysian. A taste of an espresso shot straight up, or a classic Americano will reveal Elysian's attention to quality.

  • Pallet Coffee Roasters

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    New to the coffee scene, this little cafe delivers a delicious cup in a modern interior. We love how you can see the behind the scenes view of coffee roasting too.

  • Platform 7

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    A staple in Hastings Sunrise, Platform 7 is a true brew bar that serves up a delicious cup alongside it's train themed interior.

  • Kafka's Coffee & Tea

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    Don't be fooled by its title, for the team at Kafka's take their coffee just as seriously as their tea, and excel at both. Complete your order by pairing your drink with a delicious baked treat.

  • Prado

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    Couldn't have a cafe list without some Commercial Drive representation. Prado is a rustic little shop that serves 49th Parallel Coffee and does so with panache.

  • Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

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    At Timbertrain's, they've got the art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee down to an absolute science. You also don't want to miss out on their unique selection of home-made snack foods.

  • East Van Roasters

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    This social enterprise specializes in chocolate and coffee (now that's a winning combination), while following a "bean-to-bar" motto with everything prepared on site from fresh, organic ingredients.

  • JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

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    Although a coffee chain, the dedication that each location has to their roasts is undeniable. Established in 1996, JJ Bean still stays true to its founding principles of "the best taste wins."

  • Milano Coffee Roasters

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    The Italian roots of Milano's founding fathers are still reflected in their coffee creations to this day, with their story being a part of Milano's authentic appeal to West Coast coffee lovers.

  • Revolver Coffee

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    Revolver promises to satisfy even the most refined of palettes, as it's clear upon walking into this stylishly designed Gastown shop, that the staff take their coffee very seriously.

  • Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House

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    With a tagline of "best cheesecakes in Vancouver," and an equally compelling coffee menu, Trees is a local favourite to grab a quality bite or a cup.

  • 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

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    Perhaps one of the best known roasters in the city, 49th Parallel is deserving of its notoriety only because of their consistently good coffee creations, and to-die-for donuts.

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