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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The new Spade café on Commercial Drive is the sweetest latecomer this year – and the most recent project by Sammy Piccolo. It’s Stop 136 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“A little gambling is fun.”

-Lady Gaga (from “Poker Face”)

Commercial Drive’s new Spade café breaks late out of the gate this year. But if you’re looking for the inside track, they’d be anything but an underdog.

As the latest ace-up-the-sleeve by Vancouverite Sammy Piccolo – owner of Prado Café – Spade might be his winning card. Continue reading Review of Spade: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Alex, expertly pouring a Kalita Wave at the barista pour over station. Aloha, we’re at Vancouver’s newest café, Honolulu Coffee, which won us over with their knowledgeable staff, sophisticated atmosphere and exclusive Hawaiian coffees. It’s Stop 75 in our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow.”

-The Beach Boys (from “Kokomo”)

Make no mistake: if you’re heading to downtown Vancouver’s new Honolulu Coffee, you just gotta pull out all stops. Take a cue from Mike, sporting a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops for this special occasion.

It just goes to show that Hawaiians and Vancouverites share a similar idealist, hippy philosophy. We savour the simple things in life – and that includes enjoying damn good coffee. Continue reading Review of Honolulu Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee