Seriously though, who doesn't love the tropics? Palm trees, sunshine and hot weather — isn't that pretty much paradise? And as fall creeps into Vancouver (ugh), I know I'm not the only one who is already missing those ~tropical feels~.
So since you probs can't just go to Hawaii whenever you're missing those summer vibes, we've found a way to bring the tropics to Vancouver. Plus these aesthetic AF places will keep your Insta feed looking seriously fresh.
Cafe La Forêt
Where: 6848 Jubilee Ave // West Vancouver
Most popular item: Bingsoo
Why you should go: This brand new cafe in Vancouver is legit what Pinterest dreams are made of. It has a tropical indoor garden, exposed rock wall, and all those aesthetic fairy lights.
Where: 4600 Cambie St // Vancouver
Type: Domed Garden Conservatory
Why you should go: Enter the Bloedel Conservatory and you'll enter a lush garden paradise filled with exotic birds, plants and flowers. Admission is only $6.50 for adults!
Where: 888 Nelson St // Vancouver
Most popular item: Hawaiian Latte
Why you should go: This Hawaiian cafe in downtown Vancouver will transport you to Hawaii, from their Hawaiian latte to their Hawaiian-inspired snacks and the tropical decor.
Where: 102-2120 Dollarton Hwy // North Vancouver
Type: Vegan, Juice Bar, Cafe
Most popular item: Acai bowl
Why you should go: This popular plant-based juice bar has absolutely adorable decor, like an indoor swing set and tons of cute plants.
Where: 687 Main St // Vancouver
Type: Italian Deli & Coffee
Most popular item: Hot Chocolate
Why you should go: This Italian grocery store and deli has seriously beautiful modern decor.
Where: 1258 Robson St // Vancouver
Type: Japanese, Hawaiian
Most popular item: Pineapple Dole Whip
Why you should go: You can eat a Hawaiian staple dish (poké) while also in a tropical setting!
The Shameful Tiki Room
Where: 4362 Main Street // Vancouver
Type: Tiki Bar
Most popular item: Mystery Bowl
Why you should go: The entire place is decked out in tiki and Hawaiian style decor, and they have a really funky vibe. Make sure to try their firey drink punch bowls.
Market by Jean-Georges
Where: 1115 Alberni Street, 3rd Floor // Vancouver
Type: Contemporary restaurant
Most popular item: Sable fish
Why you should go: Close to this restaurant is a staircase surrounded by plants — get ready for some Insta worthy shots. Also the Market by Jean-Georges has a cute green backdrop with a "Rose all day" sign — so you're killing 2 Instas with one stone.