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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 Nelson the Seagull: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Oldie but a goodie: Nelson the Seagull’s inspirational touches will banish those winter blues. It’s Stop 103 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“I never thought I’d meet a girl like you.”

-A Flock of Seagulls (from “I Ran”)

Nelson the Seagull has been around since 2011, though she’s still got beauty in that old interior. The detail on those high ceilings, remind me of fine cheekbones on a porcelain face. Her grey eyes, those huge windows looking out onto a cloudy sky, sweep me somewhere far away from the Downtown Eastside. Continue reading Review of Nelson the Seagull: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee