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My favourite cafe in Vancouver

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Full Vegetarian Baguette; sub egg for avocado

I just came back from a week in Vancouver, and living in Gastown, we made it our mission to get our daily caffeine kick from a new place every morning.

Finch’s was not originally on my shortlist of cafes I made before we came, but we passed by it one morning and thought it was adorable – so we made a mental note to come back another morning.

Finch’s Tea & Coffee House
Location: 353 W Pender St
Vancouver, BC
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Little Pebbles

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One of my favourite types of cake has to be the chiffon cake; so when QuirkyAesthetics suggested stopping by Little Pebbles for some cake, I readily agreed.

Located in Kensington Market, they have a sign outdoors advertising coffee and Japanese desserts that certainly captured the attention of many passer-bys.

Little Pebbles
Location: 160 Baldwin St, Unit 4
Toronto, ON
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Coffee Shops in Markham

I’m one of those people who have trouble concentrating at home. There’s always something to do, clean, watch, make, etc., and so I also find myself sidetracked or seriously distracted even when I manage to sit down and work. Studying or finding a place to work in Markham isn’t the easiest thing to do – libraries fill up fast here and aren’t that plentiful.

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I love the cafe atmosphere of nursing a drink for a couple of hours while working, or just catching up with friends over a a cup of joe. There have been more coffee shops popping up over the last few years that offer exactly that.  Continue reading Coffee Shops in Markham

Funky Munky Cafe

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I was on the hunt for a place to work after dinner on a Tuesday night, and found Funky Munky Cafe. I wasn’t looking for bubble tea, but imagine my surprise when I walked in to find that they offered bubble tea in addition to coffee and tea.

Funky Munky Cafe
Location: 9275 Markham Rd, Unit 7
Markham, ON
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Café Medina

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Tagine, Le Sandwich Peameal, Fricassée Champignon, Fricassée

Café Medina is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, nestled along a rather blank street; if not for the long lines of people waiting outside, you might miss it when you walk past. The first time we went there, we were told a party of 4 needed to wait an hour, so we walked around Marshall’s until about 45 mins past to leave a buffer. When we arrived back at the restaurant, we actually just made it in time as the hostess had already called our names a few times and was ready to strike us off the list.

Café Medina
Location: 780 Richards St
Vancouver, BC
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Atlas Espresso Bar

Iced hot chocolate and iced vanilla latte
Iced hot chocolate and iced vanilla latte

I’m not much of a coffee person. Excessive caffeine gives me headaches and I’ve never gotten past the bitter taste of coffee, which is something I don’t intend to get over after seeing the coffee addictions during exam season. However, I do appreciate a place that does a good cup of java and has a couple side options for people who do choose to go without.

If you love your coffee prepared on the spot, Atlas is the place to be. The lady working at the counter was one of the co-owners, and very friendly and easy-going. They opened in late February and already seem to have quite a few regulars.

Atlas Espresso Bar
Location: 505 Front St W, Unit 59
Toronto, ON
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Little Nicky’s Coffee

Mini donuts and London fog
Mini donuts and London fog

I have passed by the Little Nicky’s sign a few times, but  was always when I was in a rush. Finally, I had the chance to stop by with my sister a few days ago for a quick pick-me-up. Hidden away along Peter St (their address is a bit tricky), it is a great place for a drink and a light snack.

Little Nicky’s Coffee
Location: 375 Queen St W
Toronto, ON
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