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The Daily Cortado: Vancouver’s Coffee Culture

There’s no question that Vancouver is a city of coffee lovers – it’s been ranked one of the world’s best cities for coffee drinkers. In between the easily identifiable franchises, those who love their java flock to local neighbourhood spots to get their favourite cup. And while there are arguably too many to name, here’s our current shortlist of the spots serving some of Vancouver’s best coffee.

Matchstick Roasters

Friendly but deft service make both locations popular stops from working professionals grabbing a quick cup to young families tucked into cozy corners.

Milano Roasters

A veteran in Vancouver, Milano has merged its decades of roasting knowledge with a contemporary espresso tasting bar and cafe culture that appeals to a broad customer base.

Moja Coffee

Sparkling white interiors bring a fresh modern vibe to The Drive amongst traditional Italian cafés. Surrender your extra calories to delectable pastries, supplied by the formidable Thomas Haas.

Pallet Coffee

If we lived in the neighbourhood, this would rank high on the #dailycortado count. Solid coffee program and a thoughtful food and coffee alternative drink menu for tea-drinking friends.

Propaganda Coffee

Blessed with an airy space on one of the more unassuming blocks in Chinatown, those behind the counter work their magic into robot-print cups.

Prado Coffee

With three locations (including the newest on Fraser Street) spread throughout the city, Prado is well-loved by locals.

Platform 7 Coffee

Passionate baristas serve Stumptown Coffee. Sit in the train station-inspired space and enjoy a pourover, syphon, or tasting flight.

Revolver Coffee

A quintessential Gastown spot. Meticulous care goes into your cup brewed from ethically-sourced beans.

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

Committed to the science of brewing perfection, the drinks here are precise, but service is friendly and relaxed. Popular quick pow-wow spot for startup/creative types in the area.
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