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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 Hayan Mug: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Hayan Mug is an East Van roaster that’s quietly opened a café in Riley Park. There’s more to this Korean cafe than meets the eye on Stop 112 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Moved to the city.”

-The Chainsmokers (from “Closer”)

Riley Park’s newest, Hayan Mug, quietly opened last week with more than a mysterious name. The story behind the most recent Korean coffee shop? Simply that the creator behind Hayan Mug is the owner of East Van’s Parker St. Café & Roasters. Continue reading Review of Hayan Mug: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee