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Review of Aperture Coffee Bar (Riley Park): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Aperture Coffee Bar’s new second location on Main Street in Riley Park shows that sometimes a fresh start is an opportunity waiting to happen. It’s Stop 133 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“So this ain’t the end.”

-Heart (from “Barracuda”)

Aperture Coffee Bar is now on Main St in Riley Park. You heard right: it’s their second location. The friendly barista asks if we’ve been to their first at 243 West Broadway.

We have. Has he worked at the other location? He nods; we clue in. Charming smile materializes. He asks our names introduces himself as Ryul Kwan, Aperture Coffee Bar’s owner.

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Review of Wicked Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The welcoming street of Wicked Café in Fairview. It’s Stop 17 in our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee. Their bright red-orange chairs give a happy pop of colour to the tree lined block.

“Yes dem wicked, dem wicked, cuz we run de town.”

– Ice Cube (from “Wicked”)

If you’re a cyclist in Vancouver, one of your top of mind worries is the chance of having your bike stolen. Vancouver Police has said that more bikes are stolen than cars in this city. Sadly, locking up your bike with a good lock in front of a very public area barely registers in the mind of a sick, determined bike thief. There are no guarantees that your bike will still be there after you’ve walked away to run some errands, watched a movie. Continue reading Review of Wicked Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee