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Review of Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Surrey’s Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters is the newest kid on the block with a different café concept. It’s Stop 135 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“It’s time to begin, isn’t it?”

-Imagine Dragons (from “It’s Time”)

Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters co-owner Karen Lopez is not like everyone you meet. In fact, when she asks us where we parked, she’s immediately concerned our car is at risk of getting towed.

To our surprise, she immediately insists we take her own spot in front of South Surrey’s newest coffee shop. Continue reading Review of Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of The Workshop Vegetarian Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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A chef at The Workshop Vegetarian Café putting final touches on avo toast. This eatery charmed us with their intimate atmosphere and homespun eats. It’s Stop 102 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Imagining the world has stopped.”

-The Rolling Stones (from “Get Off My Cloud”)

At North Van’s newest, The Workshop Vegetarian Café, we push open the door. It feels like we’ve come home, greeted by our favourite kind of welcome: a seductively mouthwatering, intense fragrance.

We have to ask the chef behind the counter – aproned and sporting a Yankees ball cap – what the heck he’s making. He looks up, a finger points to a giant pot steaming on the stove. Inside, a homemade broth simmers, which surely must accompany their popular handcrafted ramen and udon. Continue reading Review of The Workshop Vegetarian Café: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee