Best Cafés (Coffee) on Main Street

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.

49th Parallel Roasters Cafe (Main St)

49th Parallel Coffee

2902 Main St | 604-872-4901 $$ | Coffee Shop

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Where "every coffee is meticulously cupped and carefully evaluated. No exceptions". This is 49th's pledge. Vince and Michael Piccolo endeavor to source the world's finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With house made, date-sweetened almond milk and dozens of Lucky's Doughnut flavours also on offer, 49th is one of Vancouver's most beloved cafes.


Kafka Coffee and Tea Interior

2525 Main St | 604-569-2967 $ | Coffee Shop

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Aaron Kafka and his team are serious about coffee and not much else. Three different brew methods are available: pour over, syphon and espresso. While you sip, enjoy the many art installations gracing the walls.

Momento (Great Northern Way)

577 Great Northern Way | 604-736-9900 $$ | Coffee Shop

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The Martin family loves coffee. They’re absorbed in all aspects of making it, from sourcing, playing with the grind, exploring brewing methods and developing their techniques. Their typical beans are roasted in Victoria by Bows & Arrows and the Hario pour-over coffee is their preferred method (though a full espresso based menu is available). This is their second location, just off Main Street, finished in 100 year old barn wood and hand made flooring.


2404 Main St | 604-568-5501 $ | Coffee Shop

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The hipster cafe of all hipster cafes (although new ownership has the place feeling a teensy bit more mainstream). Two of Gene's walls form an acute angle, creating one of the coolest shaped coffee house you've seen. Dogs are welcome inside, chill people hang out here all day long and the coffee is good.