We know we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but if it’s one thing that makes us excited for the fall season – it’s sitting at some cute coffee shops. Thankfully, Vancouver has no shortage of options when it comes to caffeinating in some truly unique spaces. So, whether you’re catching up with a friend, getting some work done, or just trying to do a little people-watching with your favourite warm beverage, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 cozy coffee shops to check out around Vancouver this fall.

Caffe Cittadella 

We’re kicking things off with one of our personal faves from our hidden cafes list. This multi-level cafe/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.

Where: 2310 Ash Street

The Garden


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The Garden definitely takes the cake for the lushest coffee shop in Vancouver. Not only is the interior design on point, but 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 escaping fall weather.

Where: 868 East Hastings Street

Nelson the Seagull

A perennial favourite, Nelson the Seagull was one of the first coffee shops we visited when we arrived in Vancouver. Years later, we still see it as an amazing space with great coffee and food options. Plus, their interior design will have you ready to buckle down and study. Just don’t hog a table if things get too busy!

Where: 315 Carrall Street

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The Birds and the Beets


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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 our (or a loved one’s) day. The brioche is delicious, and the avocado and poached egg sandwich is one of the best deals in the city. This is also a great option if you’re still living in patio season!

Where: 55 Powell Street

Le Marché St. George

We couldn’t have a list of cozy coffee shops without Le Marché. The popular neighbourhood spot has it all – from traditional French pastries, Croque Monsieur & other comfort eats, to delicious specialty beverages, bouquets of flowers, and even books & board games to keep you occupied all afternoon. Plus, their beloved patio is the perfect spot to watch the leaves change colour.

Where: 4393 St. George Street


Nemesis exploded into the Vancouver scene a few years back and boasts some of the more interesting coffee shops in the city. The original location downtown is great, and their North Van spot is right beside an art gallery (nice). But, our top pick is their latest location, which is easily the most interesting coffee shop in the city.

Where: Multiple locations around Vancouver

49th Parallel Café


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The Kits location is probably the most famous coffee shop in the city, but 49th Parallel has three locations worth checking out. Good colour scheme, great coffee, and delicious donuts. However, this is the spot for yeast instead of cake batter, trust us. Get a filled one for maximum effect.

Where: Locations Downtown, in Mount Pleasant, and in Kitsilano

Pallet Coffee Roasters

Like 49th Parallel, Pallet has got a few locations around the city to check out. And while they’re all cozy, we think our pick of the Roastery last year ended up being solid. Why? Because comfort means coziness, and the sprawling space gives you ample room to stay socially distant.

Where: 6 locations around Vancouver

Coco et Olive


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Further up Main Street lies this sleeper hit. Coco et Olive has always managed to fly under the radar, but they’ve got great baking and one of the most authentic “I need to study” vibes in Vancouver. Plus, it’s the kind of hidden gem that impresses your urban exploration friends.

Where: 3707 Main Street

Liberty Bakery

Sitting kiddy corner from Coco is Liberty. This Nordic bakery is as much a masterclass in interior design as it is a great coffee shop, but we guess that’s what happens when three artists decide to save their neighbourhood hangout.

Where: 3699 Main Street

And there you have it, folks! Our guide to some classic coffee shops in Vancouver for a cozy transition to fall. And as patio season wraps up and folks start heading indoors, we hope you get the chance to try some new spots out.