MUSETTE CAFFE

Coffee Shops - Vancouver - Cyling


Vancouver Coffee Shops - Musette Caffe - Cycling

YOU KNOW HOW sometimes places try too hard to be something cool and trendy but fall flat when it comes to actually knowing their niche? (psst…dead giveaway if the joint is full of hipsters). Musette Caffe is anything but that kind of place. They are as authentically cycle-savvy as they are coffee connoisseurs. And when I say authentic I mean it. Despite being in – quite possibly – the world’s most awkward location, the place is bumpin’. And bumpin’ with cyclists to boot. In fact, I’m pretty sure I was the only person there who wasn’t wearing a kit and hadn’t just finished a 75km ride (I was however on my way to the pool so don’t judge). And sure, I felt a little out of place but they do a decent job of making everyone feel welcome (hey now, I have a cruiser bike you know…) and that little ounce of feeling out of place is every bit worth the ricotta, pistachio and honey snack. Trust me.

DRINK: A latte (but let’s be serious I’ll rarely suggest anything else)
EAT: Ricotta and honey on toast. It tastes just like my nonna’s house – which is the best – in case you didn’t know
COME HERE IF: You are an avid cyclist / you enjoy gawking at cyclists / you want to meet fellow cyclists
CHECK OUT: Group ride! Can you say bike gang?
GOOD SPACE FOR: Watching the Tour De France.
PRO TIP: Feel free to bring your most badass ride. There’s ample bike parking outside (with complimentary locks) or you can bring your bike right inside too!

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NELSON THE SEAGULL

HERE’S THE THING about Vancouver. It’s coffeehouse scene (much like it’s sushi scene) is totally out of this world. And since I’ve decided that my favourite thing to do on the weekend is to sit with a hot cuppa and work/set goals/people-watch/catch up with a friend, I’m officially on the hunt for Vancouver’s best cafe. So, here’s to the first installment of a new series… Bean There. Loved It A Latte.


Coffee Shops Vancouver


Best Coffee in Vancouver - Nelson The Seagull - Gastown

Nestled on Carrall street in Gastown, Nelson The Seagull is tried and true as far as cool coffee shops in Vancouver go. I’m probably partial to the space because the aesthetic/decor completely tickles my fancy but I assure you it’s more than just a pretty face – the coffee is badass too.

DRINK: A latte
EAT: Avacado on toast (their bread is house made and to die for)
COME HERE IF: You have a bruised ego and want to feel like you’re cool again
CHECK OUT: $25 yoga class + dinner every Monday and Wednesday
GOOD SPACE FOR: Catching up with friends or getting work done (free wifi)
PRO TIP: Leave a little love note for a stranger in the chest of drawers

Wanna grab a cup with me one day? I’d love to!

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