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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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Review of The Gray Olive Cafeteria: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The Gray Olive Cafeteria has Burnaby Heights abuzz on Stop 107 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“What’s there to think about.”

-George Michael (from “Fastlove”)

Before The Gray Olive Cafeteria opens their doors this Sunday morning, we join the short lineup of very excited customers. On Stop 107 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee, this isn’t something we do every day.

But believe it, this one is special and worth the effort. The Gray Olive Cafeteria is a new destination with the best trio of intentions (breakfast-brunch-lunch). It’s also quickly become the latest obsession of our ‘hood, Burnaby Heights. Continue reading Review of The Gray Olive Cafeteria: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee