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Coffee Reviews in Kitsilano

Review of Pallet Coffee (Kitsilano): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Pallet Coffee’s new Kitsilano café shows an evolution of this East Van roaster. It’s Stop 121 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“I’ll never stop.”

-The Rolling Stones (from “Start Me Up”)

Pallet Coffee’s new Kitsilano café just opened, as their third location since this independent launched in 2014.  I recognize this is a turning point, a marker, a beginning of a new era.

Meaning it just goes to show, how remarkable it is that this intelligent East Van roaster has grown up in such a short period. And finally, found its groove in Vancouver’s coffee scene.

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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Kitsilano’s independent Aroma Coffee has renovated and returned under a new name. It’s Stop 118 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Now I’ve got you in my sights.”

-Eric Carmen (from “Hungry Eyes”)

Kitsilano’s Aroma Coffee just launched a new look – probably after taking a deep breath. You see, the Vancouver coffee world can be pretty scathing, as these guys have surely reflected, after suffering some brutal online reviews.

To be fair, bruising comments were made about this café under another life. They were talking about a coffee shop under a different moniker (Sweet ‘n Aromatic Coffee) and different management – long before Aroma Coffee’s soft re-opening in January.
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