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Review of Caffè Di Beppe: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Caffè Di Beppe in Gastown is a new café with an Italian authenticity that will transport you to another time. It’s Stop 139 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Make the rules.”

-Prince (from “Cream”)

Caffè Di Beppe, Gastown’s stylish, lush new coffee shop just opened at the right time. January is the time to map plans, bloom ideas, imagine beginnings. Indeed, your first resolution of 2018 should be to come here.

Part the curtains, because it all starts with that outgoing barista behind the espresso machine. He sports a plain white tee and comes forward to take our order. Continue reading Review of Caffè Di Beppe: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Nemesis Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Albert the barista, pouring V60s at newcomer Nemesis Coffee. Downtown’s most talked about café is Stop 108 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“The crowd runs to me.”

-Public Enemy (from “Bring the Noise”)

Newcomer Nemesis Coffee is a stand out in Vancouver’s coffee world. In their own league, they will draw obvious comparisons to veteran Revolver (just a block away). Both cafés feed the appetite for an elevated experience: handcrafted, exotic coffees in a jaw-dropping space.

Keep an eye out for them: and that’s meant literally. However expansive their location is, you just might miss it. As neighbours with downtown’s Victory Square, what they lack in clarity (clear signage), they make up with delicious symbolism (a simple logo).

So seek out the discreet neon sign on their window: like a secret card pulled out of a sleeve, it’s an upside down heart. Continue reading Review of Nemesis Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee