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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The new Spade café on Commercial Drive is the sweetest latecomer this year – and the most recent project by Sammy Piccolo. It’s Stop 136 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“A little gambling is fun.”

-Lady Gaga (from “Poker Face”)

Commercial Drive’s new Spade café breaks late out of the gate this year. But if you’re looking for the inside track, they’d be anything but an underdog.

As the latest ace-up-the-sleeve by Vancouverite Sammy Piccolo – owner of Prado Café – Spade might be his winning card. Continue reading Review of Spade: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Koffie owner Andrew making a Hario V60. His business takes the title of Best Kept Secret in downtown Vancouver. This cafe just re-opened after months of renos and introduces a rejuvenated coffee program. They’re Stop 111 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Where have you been.”

-Lenny Kravitz (from “Again”)

Koffie, apologies – but your secret is out. Owner Andrew confides his downtown café has quietly re-opened after four months of renos. A soft opening under wraps has allowed staff get slowly acclimatized to their refreshed venue.

But customers will discover more than just a larger, modernized interior. An intriguing part of the dramatic transformation? A rejuvenated new coffee program featuring a pour over bar with rotating roasters. Continue reading Review of Koffie: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee