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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 Café Bica: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee (closed Feb 2017)

Editor’s note: This cafe is now closed.

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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We say goodbye to Café Bica on Stop 105 of our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

“Walk out the door.”

-Gloria Gaynor (from “I Will Survive”)

Apologies up front, as visiting the ivy-wrapped Café Bica comes a little late. This coffee shop, after a long silence on Twitter, rose from the dead with an abrupt tweet last week.

No words – just a photo of a blackboard, inscribed with a thank you to their customers, announcing they would close for good on Feb 3rd. At the time of this post, their website has been taken down.

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