Best Vancouver cafés for business meetings

As more and more professionals work from home, or in shared office spaces, it’s essential to have your own go-to spot for meetings. If you’re looking for an inspiring spot in Vancouver to get down to business, here are the best coffee shops and hidden spaces for productive conversations.

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

3010 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5

At any time of day, you’ll find half a dozen creatives on glowing laptops at this bustling Main Street staple. For those who require a more collaborative work session, JJ Bean hosts the perfect solution: a small meeting room beside the barista bar. This space comfortably sits six people, eight at a push, with seating booths in an L-shape and a large table. Close the door and this cozy space is ideal for brainstorming and discussions. The best part? It’s free, although pre-booking is required. Call JJ Bean to request a time.

Giovane Cafe + Eatery + Market

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9

Few spots in Vancouver provide more chic surroundings for a meeting. A seeming transplant from a trendy district in Berlin, Milan or Paris, Giovane Café is luxurious, sleek and modern. Part of Fairmont Pacific Rim, the café retains its own atmosphere and style. Underneath original prints from Vancouver photographer Fred Herzog, professionals meet throughout the day at one of the polished wood tables – far enough apart for even the most confidential conversations. Breakfasts and Italian pastries are a specialty, but in the evening Giovane turns into a wine bar, making it a go-to option for any time of day.

Lost & Found Cafe

33 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4

The vast space of Lost and Found is filled with local art, photographs from across the globe, and products made by NGO’s to benefit charity. Stylish and bohemian, the long room is an inspiring, uplifting location for a meeting. With square tables and upright chairs in the back of the café, and comfy couches at the front, it welcomes the formal and informal. Their flavour-packed food, including salads, wraps and baking, are reason enough to make yours a meeting over lunch.

Sweetery Cafe + Dessert

340 2nd Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8

Situated in a non-descript building on busy West 2nd Avenue, The Sweetery is a hidden gem of a café. Fairy lights, natural wood furniture and chalkboard menus offer a homely, comfortable atmosphere. The dozen or so tables fill quickly during mealtimes as local workers enjoy the fresh, tasty breakfast or lunch offerings. Despite it being a go-to location for many, The Sweetery is remarkably calm and a welcoming spot for quiet conversations or a productive work session.

Our Town Cafe

255 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4

Our Town Café is part of the fabric of the vibrant, evolving district of Mount Pleasant. Open early (7:00 am) and closing late (10:00 pm), the cozy space is divided into numerous alcoves and areas in which to have a meeting – and always feels relatively private. The comfy armchairs make any meeting a congenial one. It’s an ideal place to while away the hours, especially with a creative conversation.

Milano Coffee Roasters

156 8th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N2

It’s hard not to feel inspired when sitting in this fresh, modern yet lovingly used café, looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows to Jonathan Rogers Park and the skyline and mountains beyond it. The noise levels at Milano vary throughout the day: arrive at 3:00 pm and your meeting will likely be one of many. It’s bustling and loud and exciting, but not the place for quiet contemplation. Come during the morning and you’ll be more likely met by ambient tunes and the perfect location for collaborations.

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