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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Coo Coo Coffee in Yaletown is a haven of serenity for dog lovers. It’s Stop 125 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“The dogs were barking at the new moon.”

-Nelly Furtado (from “All Good Things”)

Coo Coo Coffee is the perfect destination when you’re feeling unusually off and “cuckoo” yourself. An opportunity presented itself days ago, when our puppy threw up a record seven times.

Times like this, a newly purchased wet vac more than pays for itself. Like new parents, we patiently cleaned up each new mess, without one word or look of judgment to our poor dog. And at our breaking point (right after number seven), we fell into bed with eyes glued shut at 2 am.  Continue reading Review of Coo Coo Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Connected Minds Café & Roastery: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Connected Minds Café & Roastery is more than a little hole-in-the-wall coffee destination. It’s Stop 120 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“I wipe the spots off of the mirror.”

-Jewel (“You Were Meant For Me”)

Sunday morning at Connected Minds Café & Roastery, we think we’ve dropped by someone’s home. And surprised them in the middle of their housework. That’s because mid-sip of our coffee, we’re interrupted by the loud roar of a vacuum.

Glance sideways, owner Lynn Hearn has hauled out a shop vac. With quick movements and efficient maneuvering, she directs the suction at some stray coffee grounds around their in-house roaster. Minutes later, she’s done and we hear the wheels on the vacuum roll away. Continue reading Review of Connected Minds Café & Roastery: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee