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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

Calhoun’s (closed Jan 2017)

Editor’s note: This location of Calhoun’s “bakery” closed Jan 2017. They’ve moved as a catering company to 99 East 4th Ave.

Author: Shirley Wong

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The unique space of Calhoun’s in Kits has been around for more than a decade

“Times forever frozen still.’

-Ed Sheeran (from “Photograph”)

At my old West End apartment, there was an archaic dial-in doorbell outside, where you had to slowly spin the suite’s numbers to get someone to buzz you in. Continue reading Calhoun’s (closed Jan 2017)