Coffee and the experiences that should go along with it are the two things that Revolver is about. Every single cup of coffee at Revolver is made individually, only after it has been ordered, through various brew methods and from a rotating seasonal coffee menu featuring leading roasters around North America. Every coffee available on the menu (as well as many that are not) is put to the test every week in a blind tasting that determines whether or not it will be offered the following week. The perfect place for grabbing a quick bite with your artsy hipster friends, the café has cool decor like a map of the world made with metal nails and offers tasty pastries like coffee cakes and croissants. The place has two rooms for its guests to choose from, one side with four small tables lined up in rows, and the other with a community table where most people go to study and read. The service is truly outstanding, with staff going out of their way to make sure all guests are happy, so it’s no wonder Revolver is nearly always crowded.
Revolver, 325 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada, +1 604 558 4444
One of the most popular lunch stops in Downtown Vancouver, Finch’s Tea & Coffee House, is known for its beautiful lattes and sandwiches, warm chewy cookies, and vintage atmosphere. The rustic interior filled with antiques from the table lamps to the mirror and plants on the walls, as well as the mismatched tables and chairs, make Finch’s Tea & Coffee House the perfect place to have a latte and catch up with a friend, go on a cute little day date, or just grab a quick bite to eat. All of the coffee and espresso served at the café is fairtrade and organic, and they also serve chai and many fine loose teas all made using purified water. Cakes, scones, pain au chocolat, and cookies are always made using free-range eggs and organic ingredients wherever possible. The Pear Baguette, with creamy blue brie, salty prosciutto, roasted walnuts, oil, vinegar, and slices of juicy pear artfully stuffed between slices of a soft baguette, is to-die-for, as are many of the other incredible fresh baguette sandwiches. The salads and homemade soups are also quite spectacular, they’ve got self-serve lemon water and cucumber water at the pick up counter, and there’s free wifi for the workaholics. If you want a seat, it’s best to get there early because the place does get crowded quickly with lines going out the door, and you can also call ahead to place your order if you want to save some time.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House, 353 W Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T3, Canada, +1 604 899 4040