PHOTOGRAPHS FROM VANCOUVER CAFES
The physical design of a cafe is a key part of the experience so it's only natural that the interior, music, lighting and graphic design of a space requires a lot of thought and planning.
In an area a few years back that was devoid of anything resembling a decent cup of coffee, Sean Heather & Bob Rennie got the ball rolling with their Everything Cafe opening in 2010.
Coffee Potluck is a monthly gathering in Vancouver with industry and coffee lovers get to meet in an informal setting to taste coffee and different brew methods.
The relocation of Innocent Coffee earlier this year to a new space also gave them the opportunity to bring a new partner into the fold with Moving Coffee operating the shop on the weekends.
Los Angeles is home to a diverse group of neighbourhoods with many of them in a state of flux but you can usually find a local cafe at the heart of it trying to create a bridge between long time residents and newcomers.
When you build a pie shop in Chinatown in a 310 square feet space in just nine days there has to be an interesting backstory to how the business got started.
The Dog & Squirrel , 120-1058 Mainland Street
Elysian Coffee Burrard, 1100 Burrard Street
JJ Bean Dunsmuir, 425 Dunsmuir Street
The Taste and See Shop & Moving Coffee, 129-1628 West 1st Avenue (Alley off of Fir Street)