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Review of Timbertrain Coffee Depot: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Timbertrain Coffee Depot finds a warm welcome in a mixed residential and industrial neighbourhood. It’s Stop 124 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“It starts with one thing.”

-Linkin Park (from “In the End”)

At the new Timbertrain Coffee Depot in East Van, we end up talking with a group of fully kitted out roadies. The Depot looks a lot like a high end garage. Which makes it all the more appropriate that their expensive carbon bikes are safely parked inside, leaning against a concrete wall.

Timbertrain Coffee Depot is their pit stop of choice this morning for a leisurely breakfast. We ask where they’re headed. They pause in between bites of flaky pastry. Maybe Burnaby Mountain, or Seymour Demonstration Forest, or downtown, we’ll see where this day goes.  Continue reading Review of Timbertrain Coffee Depot: 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