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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Kitsilano’s independent Aroma Coffee has renovated and returned under a new name. It’s Stop 118 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Now I’ve got you in my sights.”

-Eric Carmen (from “Hungry Eyes”)

Kitsilano’s Aroma Coffee just launched a new look – probably after taking a deep breath. You see, the Vancouver coffee world can be pretty scathing, as these guys have surely reflected, after suffering some brutal online reviews.

To be fair, bruising comments were made about this café under another life. They were talking about a coffee shop under a different moniker (Sweet ‘n Aromatic Coffee) and different management – long before Aroma Coffee’s soft re-opening in January.
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Review of The Workshop Vegetarian Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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A chef at The Workshop Vegetarian Café putting final touches on avo toast. This eatery charmed us with their intimate atmosphere and homespun eats. It’s Stop 102 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Imagining the world has stopped.”

-The Rolling Stones (from “Get Off My Cloud”)

At North Van’s newest, The Workshop Vegetarian Café, we push open the door. It feels like we’ve come home, greeted by our favourite kind of welcome: a seductively mouthwatering, intense fragrance.

We have to ask the chef behind the counter – aproned and sporting a Yankees ball cap – what the heck he’s making. He looks up, a finger points to a giant pot steaming on the stove. Inside, a homemade broth simmers, which surely must accompany their popular handcrafted ramen and udon. Continue reading Review of The Workshop Vegetarian Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee