Bambo is a great spot to grab no-fuss coffee and quick bite to go. The lovely corner café serves 100% organic, Fair Trade coffee and offers a selection of muffins, croissants, scones, and gluten free cookies. For a real treat, try one of Bambo’s squares in oat fudge, brownies, pecan, date, or lemon.
A great breakfast can always be found at Brioche. The cozy brick-lined café serves blended coffee drinks and a variety of gourmet pastries and baked goods made in house, such as fresh croissants, fruit tarts, and coconut macaroons. Try their delightful Cinnamon Brioche with their house blend Miscela Siciliana coffee.
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The delightful café and maple syrup boutique carries over 100 Maple products made with quality organic and kosher maple syrups. At the bistro inside Canadian Maple Delight, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, cappuccino and espresso, and a selection of pies, pastries, cookies, and muffins made with pure maple syrup. Try their signature Maple Muffin with a good old fashion cup of coffee.
Coffeebar offers coffee lovers an urban meeting place and quality coffee. Enjoy a specialty coffee made with custom-roasted coffee beans and mouthwatering pastries by Chef Andy Shea. One of Coffeebar’s must-try pastries is their Almond Croissant, covered with thinly sliced almonds flaky exterior with a buttery inside. This award-winning croissant is made fresh in house daily and pairs perfectly with Coffeebar’s espresso con crema.
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East Van Roasters is Vancouver’s first bean-to-bar chocolatier offering more than single-origin chocolates. Along with a range of delicious chocolates prepared in house, East Van Roasters roasts their own coffee and offers organic drinking chocolate, pastries and cookies. Grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee and try their gluten free brownies or chocolate chip cookies made with their Madagascar chocolate.
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Home to artisan coffee and a uniquely designed space, Milano in Gastown offers a few delicious treats to pair with your morning cup of coffee. Try the To Die For Banana Bread by Erin Ireland with Milano’s blended espresso drinks. This premium banana bread is not your average, made with macadamia nuts and Callebaut chocolate inside.
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Bread and coffee is the specialty at Nelson and the Seagull. The lovely café revives the “back to basics” approach, offering homemade sourdough breads, croissants and baked goods made fresh in house using local organic fare. Nothing is instant or wrapped in plastic. Pop by and try their Almond milk latte and nibble on one of their original baked treats including Coconut Almond Friand, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Zucchini Raisin Cup Cake.
The popular coffee destination, Revolver offers world class coffee made fresh to order after you order it. Along with a rotating coffee menu, Revolver also offers a selection of croissants, muffins, and coffee cakes delivered fresh every morning. Try their Whole Wheat Currant scone with a cup of slow brewed coffee.
Salty Tongue Café serves premium coffee, pastries, and hearty morning meals. The open concept coffee shop offers coffee from local company Matchstick Coffee Roasters, and a rotating selection of muffins, pies, and pastries made daily fresh from the Irish Heather’s award winning kitchen. Try one of their featured muffins with a cup of coffee and rub elbows with a fellow coffee-goer at their 40 ft communal table.
Smart Mouth Cafe
117 – 131 Water
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The eclectic café is a favourite local coffee spot to chat with friends over a fresh cup of coffee and early morning/afternoon bite. Smart Mouth Café serves a wide range of sandwiches and baked goods inlcuding large croissants, muffins, and homemade cookies. Try their Almond Croissant with a soy latte and look out for Smart Mouth’s daily tongue-and-cheek message on their sandwich boards before you step inside.
199 Water Street
Never short of serving a diverse range of coffee and food, Starbucks in Gastown offers coffee-goers Fair Trade drip coffee, Americanos, and a wide selection of signature lattes made with unique flavours. You can always find a variety of baked goods to order to go, such as their Apple Fritter, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin, and Asiago Cheddar Pretzel. For a perfect coffee-and-dessert pairing, try their Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake with Starbuck’s Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
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Take Five Café is a place to enjoy a little bit of European café culture, offering 100% Arabica coffees and a fine selection of wine and beer. If you’re looking for a tasty bite to pair your European coffee drink, Take Five Café has a selection of scones, scrumptious muffins, and chocolate croissants. There are a few gluten-free choices in their menu, including a healthy Fruit and Nut Muffin made with grated carrots, apples, coconut, almonds, raisins, flax, and sunflower seeds.
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Gastown’s newest coffee shop offers espresso drinks and slow brewed coffee using high quality beans that are selected and roasted by Timbertrain at their micro roastery in British Columbia. Timbertrain offers a rotating selection of muffins, croissants, and other fresh pastry goods. Try their delicious Morning Glory muffin with a cup of pour-over brewed coffee.
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This friendly and laid back coffee shop serves an incredible food assortment from decadent cheesecakes to muffins and scones baked fresh daily. There are a few delicious on-the-go treats made especially for vegans, including a Vegan scone or Vegan power cookie that pair well with their 100% organic, Fair Trade coffee.