Day one of The Snobby awards is here and we start it off with the newest category: The 10 Best New Coffee Shops award.
There is only one criteria for this award: the coffee shop must have opened its doors in 2021.
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You can use the Siply app you can find the best coffee shops in town (which you’ll see I’ve tagged below). Then you can use the app to buy coffee in those shops at amazing prices. I’m talking about an average saving of $1 off each order.
If you’re interested in learning more you can head to the Siply website.
2980 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3 On Siply? – No
Forecast started life in Whistler and very quickly expanded into Vancouver, with their newest Main St location.
It’s inside the old Starbucks Reserve venue, so it’s large, well setup and has heaps of seating. It gets crazy busy though!
Their coffee is roasted in house and I’m particularly fond of their light roast, which has been on rotation in my house for several months now (hint – it’s probably closer to medium-light for us wanky coffee snobs).
If you look at their Instagram you’d be fooled into believing they are food only. But they have a subtle and incredible coffee program, featuring coffee from Harken (who incidentally were the best NEW coffee shop of 2020).
Their coffee game is small, but strong. Word on the street is that they’re going to be the first place in Canada to have an Osma Cold Brew maker.
You can expect impeccable house-roasted coffee. Service that matches any Michelin star restaurant with food to match the service.
But nothing will quite prepare you for how mind bendingly beautiful the inside of the venue is.
1. Smoking Gun
46168 Yale Rd #101, Chilliwack, BC V2T 0J6 On Siply – Soon!
It’s been a true honour to watch Brandon, the owner of Smoking Gun, grow this business from a small popup-esque couple of venues to this full brick and mortar shopfront (literally, it’s made of bricks).
You can expect house-roasted coffee, from dark to light (their Tanzania is amazing). A decent selection of sweet treats and some absolutely on-point sandwiches.
Yeah they’re in Chilliwack and yeah it takes several days to drive there from Vancouver, plus you’re definitely going to need a boat to get past Watcom road. But it’s SO worth the trip.
It’s a bloody awesome coffee shop and you should add it to your list of must-visits.
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