Ah, coffee. The sweet, sweet, nectar of life. A true Vancouverite would never be spotted with a coffee that isn’t either local, sustainable, organic, or often times all three.
But did you know that Vancouver isn’t the only place to get bomb coffee? Consider this list while you discover coffee shops in the city and beyond in BC. You’ll thank me when you’re road tripping to Osoyoos and end up in Vernon.
The birthplace of Vancouver’s pourover. Okay, I didn’t exactly fact check that but Revolver does own the pourover game in Gastown.
Home of the Vancouver Grizzlies. And if she doesn’t get that reference, she’s too young for you, bro. Bear themed cafe to make you say awww.
Bonus: If you ask nicely, they might make a latte art bear on your drink.
Vancouver coffee royalty. Yes, the traditional cappuccino’s are meant to be less hot.
All aboard! Featuring Stumptown and bringing a taste of weird Portland to the North.
What’s with the train theme, Vancouver?
Where B33R meets COFF33.
It’s got a prime location on Main so you know it’s good.
Food styling heaven. Interior design mavens.
Eye candy. Eye candy. Eye candy. And donuts.
Vancouver’s Magnolia Bakery. Carrie Bradshaw-approved.
Where almond mylk doesn’t exist but hazulnut-medley does. I would roll my eyes but it’s actually really good.
Is it a bike shop, is it a cafe? Whatever it is, it’s definitely Vancouver.
Exposed brick and planters. The coffee is amazing but the aesthetic is even better.
My friend Adam says this place is good. And he’s a huge coffee snob.
Vancouverites Barney and Pete started the Bean tradition 25 years ago and have since franchised the company to over 26 locations in BC!
The only acceptable stop on your way to Whistler. Fuck your Esso coffee.
Yay! You made it to Whistler!
Coconut iced lattes and cashew mylk. #Happy
Art Gallery meets espresso. As it should be.
The reason you go to Oak Bay.
Deep. Fried. Banana bread. And if you ask nicely for your latte they’ll steam cinnamon right there with the milk for you.
Bonus: If the line is too busy you can always check out their other location on the other side of Fort Street. (506 Fort Street)
Somewhere to consider when breaking up with someone. Yonni’s donuts can heal a broken heart.
Where you go when the line at Jam gets too long.
Coffee and cookies by day, wine and popcorn by night.
On the list. I didn’t want the people of Victoria to riot. Seriously, people love it here.
SALT SPRING ISLAND
Because nothing says ‘Salt Spring’ more than a coffee shop attached to someone’s house.
Another road trip off the highway find.
Your stop between here and the waves. Surf’s up.
Small town coffee roasters? Ballsy AF.
Reliably serving Stumptown. Help me navigate, I’m from the city.
Your 49th Parallel fix in the middle of nowhere.
Surprisingly trendy given the location.
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