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Review of Caffè Mira: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Caffè Mira in Mount Pleasant opened a few months ago and has a lot to offer. It’s Stop 127 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Going each and every place.”

-A Tribe Called Quest (from “Award Tour”)

Caffè Mira in Mount Pleasant is hot for two reasons. For one thing, an unexpected heat wave makes the air in here just a bit uncomfortable. Thankfully, Caffè Mira enlisted three floor fans and a ceiling fan, so amidst the whirring hurricane of wind, there’s some relief. Continue reading Review of Caffè Mira: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Buddha-Full (Northwoods Village): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Vegan and gluten-free looks beautiful – almost aspirational – as witnessed by Northwoods Village’s new Buddha-Full. It’s Stop 119 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Now where did you find her.”

-INXS (from “Beautiful Girl”)

A week ago, the second location of Buddha-Full opened in North Van’s Northwoods Village. You could say this plant-based eatery is a local triumph of values.

You see, vegan and gluten free can sound limiting – and maybe a concept that’s hard to grasp – to some traditional meat-eaters. But that’s changing with a growing movement. Simply meaning, more people want to eat healthy and delicious food in an appealing space.

And Vancouver cafés are getting very good at filling this void. You’ll find they’re dialing down the hippy-dippy, and turning up the idea that eating conscientiously can be sophisticated, approachable, and dare we say, stylishly aspirational.

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