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An Urban Blog for the Love of Coffee, Food & All things Vancouver
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Kick it like it’s 1986.” -Portugal, The Man (from “Feel It Still”) Kafka’s Coffee recently replaced Momento Coffee House at Great Northern Way campus. While bittersweet that the former tenants failed – it was run by a nice…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist.” -Sia (from “Chandelier”) Heading to the new Their There in Kitsilano, we pull over to arguably, the prime block of West 4th and Arbutus St. This is utopia for all those simple things that…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “So many years.” -Lenny Kravitz (from “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”) Heading to the new Pallet Coffee on Oak & 22nd Ave that just opened, this tree-lined neighbourhood feels familiar. 
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Across the stratosphere.” -Peter Schilling (from “Major Tom”) The fifth Prado Café just opened a few weeks ago and ventures outside Vancouver for the first time, to Surrey City Centre. 
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Who can tell what magic spells.” -Jamiroquai (from “Virtual Insanity”) Our Town Café returns to Mount Pleasant just days ago, after more than a year’s absence doing major renovations. To say that this place has been missed by…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “I think of all the education I missed.” -Van Halen (from “Hot for Teacher”) Loafe Café at the new Emily Carr University of Art & Design opened less than a year ago. A popular pit stop, their first location opened at UBC’s…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “You got love, you got a deal.” -Loverboy (from “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”) At the new Panidor Bakery in Mount Pleasant, we lineup and consider the array of choices for breakfast. That’s when Mike mutters aloud. Maybe to me.…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Best off if you hang outside.” -Men At Work (from “Who Can It Be Now?”) At Yaletown’s Angus T, we arrive this Sunday morning to locked gates at their glass doors. Fifteen minutes after their posted opening time of 10 am – so…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Our house had the biggest patio.” -Kim Mitchell (from “Patio Lanterns”) Driving to the Backyard Eatery, the newest café in Ambleside, it’s hot outside although not even mid-morning. Window down and wind blowing through the…
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Author: Shirley & Mike Wong “Clean shirt, new shoes.” -ZZ Top (from “Sharp Dressed Man”) At the new Yolks on 1598 E. Hastings, we settle our bill and the young server (dubbed The Dreamboat on our receipt) pipes up: “Have you guys been to our old…
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