Get buzzed at these coffee shops in downtown Vancouver

Grab ‘n’ go or linger a little longer in downtown Vancouver where you’ll find a variety of cafés to suit every taste. Check out this list of great coffee shops in the core.

Caffe La Musette

X2-1262 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Z1

This downtown hot spot is a favourite of the Vancouver cycling set thanks to its lively cycling-themed décor and exceptional service. The interior is full of two-wheel memorabilia and the HDTVs lining the walls broadcast major international races. The baristas serve authentic Italian-style coffee, so you’ll get your cappuccino and ristretto made and poured to perfection. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual so it’s the perfect spot to meet friends.

Caffe Artigiano

763 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S2

The award-winning baristas at this Italian-themed coffee house and bistro are dedicated to making the coffee of your dreams. You’ll find artisan-inspired beverages and tasty treats meant to impress the most demanding coffee and pastry connoisseurs. The owners of Artigiano seek out the most distinctive roasts from powerhouse producing regions and complement those flavours with delicious baked goods and lunch options like sandwiches and soups.

The Buzz Cafe & Espresso Bar

901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6

Located inside Vancouver’s Harrison Galleries, The Buzz is a favourite of art and coffee lovers. The works by Canadian masters are the main draw, followed closely by the renowned 49th Parallel beans used in all the gourmet coffees. You’ll also find tasty baked goods like croissants and banana buckwheat muffins for snacking before or after you tour the city’s landmark fine art gallery.

Crème de la Crumb Bakeshop & Catering

466 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1V4

Nestled in the midst of bustling Granville Street, Crème is dedicated to providing gourmet coffee and fresh, high-quality baked goods to busy commuters and local offices. You’ll love the fast service when you’re on the go and need that quick cup on the way to work. The friendly staff creates a lively and fun atmosphere that’s been rewarded with a loyal clientele.

Breka Downtown Bakery Cafe

812 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

It’s uncommon to find a café that makes all of its breads, sandwiches and desserts in-house, but Breka offers that and more. The coffee is freshly-brewed and they have almost 60 kinds of handmade bakery items on the counters every day. The beverage options include hot and cold drinks, organic fruit smoothies, iced and regular teas in addition to the classic espresso.

Coo Coo Coffee

477 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G2

Latte fan? The baristas at this Yaletown cafe are famous for serving some of the best lattes in the city. If you're in the mood for something sweet, try the Vietnamese style coffee made with sweetened condensed milk. Coo Coo has outdoor seating so you can enjoy your coffee in the sun on warmer days. The selection of baked goods is also a big hit with the locals; you’ll find decadent banana loaf and carrot cake on display as well as a long list of sandwiches.

Trees Organic Coffee

450 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1V4

One of Vancouver’s most popular European-style cafés, Trees Organic Coffee has a casual, bohemian vibe that’s guaranteed to put you at ease. It’s a popular student hangout due to the quiet atmosphere and the staff doesn’t mind if you fire up your laptop to catch up on studies or browse on a lazy weekend. In addition to serving up amazing organic coffee, Trees is also famous for its decadent cheesecake.

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