Tag Archives | espresso

Faubourg Bistro Review – Parisian Brunch In Kerrisdale

Located in the heart of Kerrisdale is the delightful Faubourg Boulangerie. The front section of Faubourg is its bakery/coffee shop, while at the back you’ll find its lovely bistro. A light and airy high-ceilinged space, decked in hardwood floors, marble-topped tables and fanciful chairs imported from France, Faubourg’s bistro offers table service and seating from […]

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine Review + CONTEST GIVEAWAY!

It seems like the latest craze is the proliferation of ‘one cup’ coffee makers such as offerings from Keurig and Tassimo – we’ve seen them everywhere! One competitor that concentrates on espresso, is Nestle’s line up of Nespresso machines. We were sent a demo unit of the Nestle Nespresso Pixie in Electric Steelblue for review. […]

Caffe Vergnano 1882 Review – Authentic Italian Coffee Bar In Vancouver

Caffè Vergnano 1882 is a coffee company with a long and prestigious history; it was founded in Italy way back in, you guessed it, 1882. The company began as a small grocer’s shop in a little Italian town at the foot of the Turin hills, set up by the grandfather of current owner, Domenico Vergnano. […]

McCafé Espresso Beverages & $50 McDonald’s Gift Card Giveaway!

**Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated and congrats to Kevin L. for winning the $50 McDonald’s gift card! Stay tuned for upcoming contests! The search for a made-to-order premium espresso-based coffee, without the premium price tag, just got easier with McCafé! This month, McDonald’s Canada is introducing their McCafé custom […]

Bel Cafe Review – Rosewood Hotel Georgia

First opened in 1927, the recently renovated Rosewood Hotel Georgia is the city’s most historic retreat. While walking through this luxury boutique hotel, I marveled at its beautifully designed and gorgeously styled lobby. Located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is the equally sleek and sophisticated Bel Cafe. Situated in the perfect downtown Vancouver location, the […]

Blenz Broadway & Maple Review

Blenz “The Canadian Coffee Company” has over thirty-five international coffee shops in countries such Japan, China and even the U.A.E. With an impressive fifty locations in Canada, the company opened its very first coffee shop on downtown Vancouver’s Robson Street in 1992. Fast forward to the end of 2009, Blenz opened in Kitsilano’s Pulse condominium […]

Woodvillage Cafe Review – The Perfect Kitsilano “Coffice”

Located right beside Evelyn’s Cafe & Grill on West Broadway near Yew Street, we frequent Woodvillage Cafe more than probably any other establishment in Vancouver. Why? Well the owner, Mac, serves some of the best coffee ($1.95 12oz/ $2.15 16oz) in all of Kitsilano (Oughtred Coffee), and I’m certainly addicted. Oughtred Coffee & Tea is […]

Brioche Review – Bakery, Restaurant & Catering In Gastown

Friends mentioned that Brioche (think Italian meets Pacific Northwest food) is an excellent spot for sweet and savory breakfast items and espresso beverages in Gastown, so we decided to check it out one morning. We ordered a couple omelettes, a cup-of-joe and a latte. We sat the the counter and soaked up the restaurant’s relaxed and […]

Urban Fare Yaletown Review

Urban Fare – a restaurant, coffee bar and gourmet grocery store – offers fine local products as well as epicurean delights from around the world. With three locations in downtown Vancouver, including one on Alberni Street and the other in Coal Harbour, we chose their Yaletown shop for breakfast last week. We placed our order […]

Milano Coffee & Gelato (Denman St.) Review

Milano Coffee & Gelato opened earlier this year, taking over the space previously occupied by Mum’s Gelati on Denman Street. Located right next door to one of our favourite Korean restaurants, Ma Dang Goul, this espresso bar and gelato shop is one of the West End’s newest residents. This was our first encounter with Milano Coffee, […]

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