Coffee & Bakeries
Whether it’s your morning ritual or your afternoon pick-me-up, Vancouver USA has the local roasters and artisan bakeries to satiate your caffeine cravings and pastry passions.
In downtown, the effortlessly cool Compass Coffee is a nexus of community chatter and coffee revelry. It also sells an assortment of pastries from local bakeries, including East Vancouver’s Baron Patisserie. Stop in Kafiex Roaster's Coffee Lab for Fair Trade java and Mexican sweet breads among a brightly painted mural of the international coffee belt.
For the most killer flavor in town, take a bite out of Treat Vancouver’s Cereal Killer cookie—made with corn flakes, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Also ready to curb your sweet tooth desires, Simply Sweets offers dreamy cupcake flavors like pink champagne, lemon coconut, and the pineapple-laced ‘Hummingbird.’
Of course, savory snacks also have their share of downtown devotees. Bleu Door Bakery and Sugar & Salt offer breakfast or brunch options. Visit Bleu Door’s to-go window for a readily accessible assortment of croissants, sandwiches, and quiches.
If you prefer your cup o’ Joe with an extra dose of character, Latte Da Coffeehouse operates out of a turn-of-the-century house just north of Uptown, selling coffee and breakfast alongside wine and beer. Find one of Vancouver's coffee trucks for a cup on-the-go: Coffee Villa parks in Hazel Dell or downtown and Twin Cylinder parks at Turtle Place.