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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Coo Coo Coffee in Yaletown is a haven of serenity for dog lovers. It’s Stop 125 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“The dogs were barking at the new moon.”

-Nelly Furtado (from “All Good Things”)

Coo Coo Coffee is the perfect destination when you’re feeling unusually off and “cuckoo” yourself. An opportunity presented itself days ago, when our puppy threw up a record seven times.

Times like this, a newly purchased wet vac more than pays for itself. Like new parents, we patiently cleaned up each new mess, without one word or look of judgment to our poor dog. And at our breaking point (right after number seven), we fell into bed with eyes glued shut at 2 am.  Continue reading Review of Coo Coo Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Handworks Coffee Studio: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The new Handworks Coffee Studio in Burnaby will make you feel like you’ve entered a time warp. It’s Stop 122 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“You’re plugging into me.”

-Serena Ryder (from “Electric Love”)

At the new Handworks Coffee Studio this hazy summer day, we drowsily sip our hot drinks, listen to music. We watch the owners’ little girl peer at us curiously, eyes dark under heavy bangs on a bowl-cut. She darts under chairs, tables, making her own game of hide-and-seek.

Suddenly, Mike’s finger points to an old gramophone on a shelf. I hear him say in surprise: “Is music coming from that?”

Despite appearances, it’s not a vintage item rescued from a garage sale. A modern invention, called a Bluetooth Gramophone, actually uses wireless technology. Only deceptively fashioned to look like something snatched from a bygone era.  Continue reading Review of Handworks Coffee Studio: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee