Top coffee shops in the Lower Mainland

Vancouver has been named one of the world's top 10 best cities for coffee. There are literally hundreds of cafes in and around the city that are always bustling with Vancouverites who just can't get enough of their java. We've compiled a list of our favourite coffee shops that we frequent when we need to satisfy our coffee cravings in the Lower Mainland. You don't have to travel far to enjoy a solid cup!

Café Joie

1
110-6125 Sussex Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 4G1

Exceptionally brewed coffee, beautiful latte art, freshly baked waffles and bear shaped macarons – need we say more? Cafe Joie is hands down our favourite cafe in Burnaby. Located near Metrotown Mall, it’s a must visit when in town! We have been to Cafe Joie many times, featured them on our site and have never been disappointed.

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

2
7-400 Capilano Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 0E1

Local favourite JJ Bean is known for their delicious freshly brewed coffees, super popular vegan baked goods (baked fresh daily) and cozy interiors. Owned by the Neate family, these java experts have been roasting coffee here in Vancouver for four generations. They have 17 locations throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Must-have at JJBean: their mocha lattes are unbeatable.

Caffe Divano

3
101-101 Klahanie Dr, Port Moody, BC V3H 0C3

Caffe Divano is another coffee shop that we visit frequently and have also featured on our site. The family run cafe originally started out in 1999 as Cornerstone Cafe and Catering. They later changed their name to Caffe Divano and opened three new locations across the Lower Mainland. Expect a warm, inviting atmosphere where you can sit and comfortably enjoy a cup of java. Their baked goods are all made fresh in store and they make a mean chai latte.

Wendel's Bookstore & Cafe

4
9233 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2S5

Half bookstore, half café, this hybrid spot offers small-town vibes, a cozy interior, always-friendly service and delicious coffee and food. What could be finer? Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe has been a favourite among the locals since 1997. It's the perfect place to meet friends for coffee or brunch. It does tend to get quite busy on the weekends so be sure to get there early! The menu features a variety of wheat-, egg- and dairy-free items, a full espresso bar, as well as complete breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Our recommendation? Their butter chicken is to die for!

Stomping Grounds Coffee House

5
101-10931 Barnston View Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B8

Located at Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows, Stomping Ground Cafe offers a family friendly, quaint environment. Enjoy your coffee overlooking the riverfront or take a relaxing stroll along the nearby walking trails. Offering a variety of coffees, teas, brunch and lunch options, there is something for everyone here.

Caffe Artigiano

6
4359 Hastings St E, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J7

Known for their signature latte art and quality coffee, Italian-themed coffeehouse Caffe Artigiano is home to multiple award winning baristas. This is the place to go if you are looking specifically for latte art that’s worth photographing! Founded in 2000, they now have multiple locations across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and even have outposts in Calgary and Toronto.

Republica Coffee Roasters

7
9203 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, BC V1M 2S4

Locally owned and operated, Fort Langley’s Republica Coffee Roasters has been serving the freshest and finest artisan-roasted coffees since 2007. Cautious of the environment and community, Republica sells its coffee beans in paper bags lined with PLA, a biodegradable corn based liner, instead of the commonly seen plastic or plastic-lined paper bags. These eco-conscious bags are totally biodegradable once the tin tie on the top of the bag is removed.

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