980 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9
2002 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z4
3820 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2M5
1398 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3E4
323 Semlin Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 4H9
395 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4
Without a doubt one of my all time favourite coffee brands.
Pallet has six locations around the city, as well as the incredible Palate Kitchen (that I gave a huge 97% to on my review).
My favourite location is their HQ. It’s a giant warehouse/cafe/roastery, designed by the legendary Alice D’Andrea.
Vancouver Coffee Snob Recommendation: At HQ they often have a single-origin espresso which makes for a great flight, or cortado.
Winner of the Best Roaster 2023, Smoking Gun takes a podium finish on only their second year of being open (well more like 1 and a bit).
Sure, you have to take 8 flights to get there, as it’s in Chilliwack. But when you do, it’s SO VERY worth the trip.
It’s totally Gastown, with muted pastels and exposed brick. Only it has that small town, ‘burbs feel to it.
Vancouver Coffee Snob Recommendation: Their Tanzania is always a highlight if it’s on filter. But a latte and breakfast sandwich is always a great option.
2. Prototype Coffee
883 E Hastings St, Vancouver
One of my favourite roasters of all time, Prototype are known for having a comically huge selection of coffee on bar all all times.
I’m not kidding, I’ve seen 16 available before.
The coffee shop is sleek, modern and has a surprisingly large amount of seating for such a compact room.
Vancouver Coffee Snob Recommendation: Ask the staff for a recommendation, as it’s always rotating. They’ll advise you what to drink, based on your preferences. If you want your mind blown, have a steamed nitro cold brew.
OK, back to the list of The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver 2023!
1. Nemesis Coffee – Winner of The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver 2023
302 W Hastings St, Vancouver
101 Carrie Cates Ct #110, North Vancouver
555 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Back once again with the top spot, Nemesis takes the crown after an incredible year of hard work.
Their roasting program has grown, with the introduction of subscriptions and new farms.
They have introduced a Michelin star quality night of food entertainment called ‘Word’.
Their Dope bakery has grown and started bringing in new brands such as Dank Mart.
Long story short, they’ve earned this spot and you should immediately stop reading this to go visit their GNW location.
Vancouver Coffee Snob Recommendation: The Ratnagiri is pretty mind-blowing for an Indian coffee. Their breakfast sandwiches are always fantastic and their rotating food lineup at GNW is some of the best in the city.