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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 Beyond Bread: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Kitsilano’s Beyond Bread is a neighborhood secret for good reason. It’s Stop 117 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Heaven sent hell away.”

-Soundgarden (from “Black Hole Sun”)

At Beyond Bread, I sink my teeth into a sacristain. If you haven’t tried, it’s an absurdly long twisty pastry – about as long as my forearm – deliciously dusted with icing sugar. Oddly resembling a knotty branch, or maybe a wizard’s gnarled wand.

On Stop 117 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee, there is something peculiarly magical about Beyond Bread. Although they’ve been a fixture in Kits (at Alma and West 4th Ave) for several years, we kick ourselves for discovering this local gem only recently.  Continue reading Review of Beyond Bread: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee