Coffee shops are a hot spot for writers. There is just something about the environment, the atmosphere and the smell that get the creative juices flowing. Ample seating, plentiful outlets, and an exceptional hot brew are all key qualities in choosing the perfect writing cafe. Struggling to resist the constant distractions in your home? Keep reading to discover some of Vancouver’s finest coffee shops. Find your new favourite home-away-from-home in these rain city gems.
Mink Chocolates Cafe
If you want to pair your caffeine buzz with a sugar high, Mink Chocolates Cafe is an excellent coffee shop. Aside from their delicious coffee, they serve a large array of specialty drinks and delectable treats. Inside it’s clean and bright, with a good number of small tables for writers who are working alone.
Location: 863 W Hastings St.
Located in a converted heritage house, Caffe Cittadella is absolutely charming. This coffee shop holds with two small floors of seating and a multi-level outdoor patio. A few blocks away from the cacophony of Cambie and Broadway, this coffee shop is off the main street and blissfully quiet – the perfect spot for writers.
Location: 2310 Ash Street
For the caffeine connoisseur, Revolver truly sets a standard for exceptional service and top-notch pour-over brew. You may need to experiment a bit to find a time when the coffee shop isn’t packed with people, but it’s absolutely worth the effort.
Location: 325 Cambie Street
Platform 7 is one of Vancouver’s most unique coffee shops. Cement walls, pipe shelving and a curious row of flame fueled coffee siphons give Platform 7 an appealing steampunk vibe. The funky decor is worth a visit alone. The ample seating and retro music selection are just icing on the cake– and it’s sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Location: 2331 E Hastings Street
Exactly what every neighborhood cafe should strive to be– vibrant and welcoming with excellent coffee and locally sourced baked goods. The staff goes above and beyond making you feel at home, and their efforts don’t go unnoticed by their very local clientele.
Location: 2401 E Hastings Street
Aperture Coffee Bar
With its exposed brick columns, herringbone floor, and incredible coffee, Aperture Coffee Bar is definitely an inspiring place to work– and, in case you need a distraction, it hosts an impressive bookshelf of lovingly worn novels.
Location: 243 W Broadway
Breka Bakery & Cafe
Another rare Vancouver establishment that is open 24/7, Breka Bakery & Cafe is warm and unpretentious, with a huge selection of baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. The large patio, which is heated during the colder months, is also perfect for people watching.
Location: 812 Bute Street
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