Coffee near the beach in Kitsilano

Coffee in Kits carries a strong French influence with baguettes and éclairs to accompany your brew. The language of love lingers in the air with the sweet waft of Parisian-style pastries.

Arbutus Coffee

1
2200 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y1

This café has been serving Vancouverites for many years and has history and character in spades. You’ll love the funky décor, which includes paintings by local artists on the walls, and the laid-back atmosphere, as well as the friendly and outgoing staff. Get a cup of delicious coffee and be sure to check out the snacks, too. The homemade muffins are a favourite of regulars, since they’re delicious, huge and available at affordable prices.

Calhoun's Bakery Cafe Ltd

2
3035 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

This cozy bakery and café is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at work or to start your morning on a relaxed note. The ambiance is warm, comfortable and laid-back and the service is always exceptionally friendly. There’s more than tasty regular and specialty coffee at this neighbourhood joint. You’ll also find raspberry cheesecake and lunch options like sandwiches and soups on the menu. Need a caterer? Calhoun’s offers catering services for a variety of different budgets.

Benny's Bagels

3
2505 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2E9

This Kitsilano hotspot is great for cozy café dates with friends, all-day studying marathons or enjoying a leisurely read over weekend brunch. You’ll find a diverse crowd at Benny’s, all there to enjoy the bakery’s delicious coffee and bagels. There’s a huge selection of specialty drinks and bagels for all tastes, including eight different varieties of cream cheese.

Pane From Heaven Bakery Cafe

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4-1688 Cypress St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J1

This Cypress Street bakery and café serves locally-roasted 49th Parallel beans for a consistent and delicious cup every time. The baristas are approachable, eager to please and well-versed in the fine selection of organic loose leaf teas. The bakery also carries sweet and savoury treats such as decadent ham and cheddar quiche, pies and beef sausage rolls.

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop

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3605 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R 1P2

This unique Kitsilano café prides itself on serving the finest in organic, locally sourced food and coffee. You can taste the difference that freshness makes when it comes to the hand-crafted espresso drinks and baked goods. Brunch and lunch are served daily until 3:00 pm so you start the day off right at Aphrodite’s, even if you roll out of bed late. What’s more, Aphrodite’s aims to keep its ecological footprint as small as possible.

Culprit Coffee

6
2028 Vine St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3K1

Here’s a great study spot for working coffee-lovers. It’s quiet, cozy and has Wi-Fi, so bring your laptop and plug away at your latest project or school work with a fresh cup close at hand. The décor is fun and the outgoing staff gives this independently-owned shop a sense of home that’ll bring you back again and again. Any regular will tell you that a menu must-try is the sweet and spicy chai latte for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Plaisir Sucre Bakery Ltd

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2668 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8

Regulars flock to this authentic French bakery and café for its decadent pastries and expertly-prepared coffee. The cheerful staff is happy to tailor your drink just the way you like it and owner Fabrice Roché is often on-site chatting with patrons. The menu features pain au chocolat, croissants and a wide variety of baguette-style sandwiches.

Buen Café

8
2350 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P1

Buen Café is a locally-owned and operated coffee shop that serves superior quality fair trade and organic coffee. The always-fresh beans are roasted in-house daily and consist of a broad choice of light, medium and dark blends from different countries. The staff is famously knowledgeable and friendly, so, no matter what your coffee IQ, you’ll receive proper guidance on the ideal cup.

Viva Fine Foods & Bakery Inc

9
1555 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E5

This is one of Kitsilano’s favourite independently-owned businesses, thanks to the great service and friendly atmosphere. The freshly-baked pastries and famous 49th Parallel Coffee are the perfect treats to take to the beach when the weather heats up. Be sure to try the specialty drinks, like the chai and iced lattes, when you feel like mixing up your daily coffee routine.

Baguette & Co

10
3273 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H5

One of Vancouver’s top French bakeries, Baguette and Co is committed to serving genuine French pastries and delicious coffee. The French-born owners saw a niche in the Lower Mainland for the baked treats of their homeland. Even with its high aspirations, this café has a vibe that will make you feel welcome whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a first-time visitor. There’s an assortment of coffees, all expertly-roasted for the perfect accompaniment to your pain au chocolat pistachio éclair.

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