Coffee lovers have no shortage of options when it comes to a great cuppa joe in Vancouver. Whether it’s at a cozy cafe, a French-inspired patisserie, or your favourite neighbourhood coffee shop, you’re sure to find a brew and pastry that you’ll love. So why not share the experience with a loved one, or someone you’d like to get to know better?

Here are 10 Vancouver cafes and bakeries to check out on your next coffee date.

Marche Mon Pitou

March Mon Pitou is the quintessential Parisian cafe experience in Vancouver, and even the vine and garland-clad exterior screams ‘romance.’ The South Granville location has several cute outdoor tables with heaters overhead and offers the perfect location to enjoy a croissant or Croque Madame and people-watch.

Where: 1387 West 7th Avenue

Novella Coffee Bar 

Whether you’re craving a classic croissant or pastry or a housemade breakfast sandwich loaded with cheese and sausage, you can’t go wrong at Novella Coffee Bar. The intimate interior is sure to wow any date you bring, and there are plenty of booth seats, window seats, and couch spots to choose from.

Where: 2650 Main Street


A classic dessert spot, Thierry’s reputation for decadent chocolates, ganache, and seasonal cakes and tarts is practically unparalleled. Chocolatier and Patissier Chef Thierry Busset hails from Auvergne, where he had the chance to train with notable chocolatiers, and later work as a pastry chef at multiple three-star Michelin restaurants in London before opening Thierry.

Where: 1059 Alberni Street, 265 East 10th Avenue, and 1343 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

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Cafe Portrait


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Cafe Portrait is probably one of the most unique finds you’ll stumble across in Vancouver. The Turkish-owned and operated cafe is located just minutes away from English Bay, but once you head inside, you enter a whole other world. A vibrant art show meets breakfast with a view.

Where: 1120 Denman Street


Situated right across from Purebread in Gastown is a hotspot for espresso drinks and minimalist decor. Whether you’re bringing laptop work with you or a good book, there are plenty of cozy seats to choose from. And if you’re looking to dive into some deep convos with your coffee date, there are window seats that are perfect for that.

Where: 325 Cambie Street

The Federal Store

A quaint luncheonette and grocer slash cafe, The Federal Store really does it all. The plant-adorned spot nestled between Quebec and Main is known for its amazing selection of house-baked cakes. Honey Cardamom Buttercream, Rose Milk Chocolate, and Roasted Strawberry Cake are just the tip of the delicious iceberg.

Grab a spot at the window or on their outdoor patio and enjoy a bevy and a slice.

Where: 2601 Quebec Street

Caffe Cittadella 

This multi-level cafe and bistro is situated in a late 19th-century heritage house, complete with character archways, large windows, and an outdoor patio with gorgeous views of False Creek. Perfect for a quiet afternoon of laptop work and coffee, or catching up with friends over their daily happy hour menu.

If you feel like being on the move, you can take a ‘treat bag’ to go for a stroll through Charleson Park (the off-leash dog park by False Creek).

Where: 2310 Ash Street

Milano Coffee Roasters – Mount Pleasant

With 13 different-origin coffees to choose from (and home to Vancouver’s only espresso-tasting bar), you can truly taste the “Italian soul” in each blend created by Milano Coffee Roasters. And their location on West 8th is perfectly situated near False Creek, and across from a dog park.

Where: 156 West 8th Avenue

The Birds and the Beets

This spot is just as good for a light snack as it is for coffee, and we love the fact that we can buy flowers to brighten the day – and wow your coffee date. The brioche is delicious, and the avocado and poached egg sandwich is one of the best deals in the city.

Where: 55 Powell Street

The Garden

The Garden definitely takes the cake for the lushest coffee shop in Vancouver. The interior design’s on point, and their ever-growing selection of plants will have you feeling like you’re strolling through VanDusen every time you visit. Pair that with a great coffee menu, and this is a great choice for cafes to do some work in Vancouver.

Where: 868 East Hastings Street

So there you have it, coffee lovers! Be sure to check out one of these spots on your next coffee date in the area.