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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 La Forêt: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Burnaby’s new La Forêt is a must-see. If only because it’s a jaw-dropper as one of the biggest café openings in town. It’s Stop 128 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“So much larger than life.”

-Peter Gabriel (from “Big Time”)

Heading to La Forêt in Metrotown – the neighbourhood, not the mall – is like watching Burnaby’s past and present collide. Our car slows, pauses at a sentimental relic of the 90s – Bread Garden on Central Boulevard. You might know it as a chain that later re-fashioned and rebranded itself as BG Urban Cafe. Continue reading Review of La Forêt: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee