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Review of Storm City Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Storm City Coffee is a recent addition to Kitsilano in the form of a bakery café. It’s Stop 142 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Chasing the clouds away.”

-Earth, Wind & Fire (from “September”)

Closing in on Kitsilano’s Storm City Coffee, Mike points out Waterloo St. Automatically, I make a left, straighten out the wheel, but a moment too late, he says watch out. A speed bump, hidden under a carpet of fallen leaves, makes my car jump up sharply. Continue reading Review of Storm City Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Alchemy Coffee in North Van is launching a coffee program that hopes to compete against Vancouver coffee shops. It’s Stop 141 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Tryin’ to stay hip.”

-Billy Idol (from “Eyes Without A Face”)

The new Alchemy Coffee is in a part of North Van that’s very familiar. Just across the street, I used to exhibit and rent out my paintings for years at this beautiful little art gallery. For some reason, days that I was scheduled to drop off art were always pouring rain. That meant I would carefully wrap my canvases in a tarp, then hurriedly dodge traffic to cross busy Lonsdale Ave. Continue reading Review of Alchemy Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee