We, in the land of fresh mountain air and salty sea breezes, LOVE OUR JAVA. And apparently it is no longer a club secret. Recently smartertravel.com named Vancouver as one of the world’s top 10 best cities for coffee.
With the sophistication of our beautiful, world-class city has come a revolution in what we expect from our coffee experiences. Appeal is not determined by brew alone. True coffee culture aficionados seek decor & design, ambiance, ethical sourcing, unique brewing techniques, quality baked goods, and of course basics like cleanliness and good service.
The following exclusive selections include ONLY spots that hit the mark high in each category. Artigiano and JJ Bean are also solid options for great coffee, but aren’t listed below because of their vast number of locations. View Artigiano’s locations here, and JJ’s here.
With so many java options at our fingertips, here’s a list of downtown Vancouver's very best coffee shops.
Looking for the best cafes in Gastown, Crosstown or Chinatown? Here’s where you’ll find thoughtfully poured coffee served in well-designed spaces that reflect these funky 'hoods.
Looking for the best coffee shops on Main Street? This funky area is home to an abundance of cafes, but these three spots outshine the rest with their beautiful spaces and dedication to perfectly crafted espresso beverages.
Cambie Village and Mount Pleasant may not be coffee "hot spots" per se, but these joints are sure to satisfy the most discerning of espresso connoisseurs.
Looking for the best coffee shops in East Vancouver? These cafes aren't only strong in the espresso department, they're beloved by their tight-knit community.
Some of Vancouver’s most famous cafes are found in Kitsilano. Naturally, the city’s best baristas gravitate to this neighbourhood. Here are some of the best coffee shops in Vancouver.
Craving good coffee in the South Granville or Granville Island areas? Here's where you'll find the best espresso, poured by the most thoughtful baristas.
Craving espresso on Commercial Drive? Here's a list of this iconic, coffee-loving street's best cafes.
If you're looking for the best coffee shops in North or West Vancouver, head to one of these five glorious cafes and prepare to be delighted.
Moja Coffee (North Van)
On the hunt for Burnaby's best coffee? These cafes on the Hastings strip will certainly fit the bill.
Caffe Artigiano (Burnaby)
Cedar Cottage is home to one of the cutest cafes in town. Here's where to find the best coffee in this charming, artsy, up-and-coming neighbourhood...