Best Cafés (Coffee) in East Vancouver

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.

Agro Roasters

550 Clark Dr | $$ | Cafe / Roastery

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Hidden gem of a cafe located off-the-beaten-path on Clark Drive. High ceilings, whitewashed concrete floors and tons of light make Agro a dream spot to enjoy a delicious latte made with beans roasted on the spot, by owner Dusty himself. As for snacks, enjoy treats from small 'home-made style' bakeries East Village (gluten free) and To Die For Fine Foods (vegan options).

Pallet Coffee

323 Semlin Dr | 604-255-2014 $$ | Cafe / Roastery

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Born in 2014, this industrial-chic roastery cafe is focused on the quality and traceability of their beans. Before adding a new coffee to their line-up, it must pass the taste test through multiple cuppings. A small breakfast menu is available until 12pm on weekdays.

East Cafe

East Cafe East Van

2401 E Hastings St | 604-559-6400 $ | Coffee Shop

It feels great to support local, and even better support a duo as lovely as Eric and Tomo, the community-focused, coffee-connoisseurs behind East Cafe. Tomo does the baking in-house daily (aside from their banana bread, which comes from To Die for) and beans are sourced from West End Roasters. Light lunch options include soup and panini.

Ethical Bean (Hastings-Sunrise)

Ethical Bean East Vancouver

1315 Kootenay St | 604-431-3830 $ | Coffee Shop

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One-time guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, this local roaster is the fav of many and found at most grocery stores. The cafe (tucked away next to Bosa Foods off Boundary) is an coffee and snack oasis, serving La Grotta sandwiches, soup and more on the edge of East Vancouver.