Cafe Joie

 
"We'd like to provide the best coffee for our neigbours in Burnaby."

 

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Surrounded by the constantly changing skyline of new office and condominium developments in Metrotown, Cafe Joie is a welcome oasis to enjoy a cup of coffee and one of their freshly baked treats.

Taking their 700 square feet space last used as a convenience store on the ground floor of a low rise mixed-used building, they've transformed it into a bright and modern cafe. The polished concrete floor dominates the room reflecting the light in the space while natural woods are used on benches, tabletops and paneling on the front of the counter. Steel Tolix chairs with a glossy silver finish and some unique lighting fixtures accent the space.

The cafe serves up coffee from JJ Bean Coffee Roasters with one of their blends on drip along and using their Espresso JJ blend for espresso drinks prepared on their La Marzocco Mistral.

Cafe Joie also has a selection of baked goods including macarons, coffee buns and cheesecakes. They also have some lunch options in the form of wraps and paninis.

 

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Shop Trivia

  • The coffee buns at Cafe Joie are a sweet bun with a buttery center with various flavoured toppings. Popularized by franchises based in Malaysia and Singapore it also is commonly called a roti bun or Mexican bun (possibly originating from the Mexican "conchas" sweet bun). You can try several flavours at the cafe including the original coffee flavour along with chocolate, green tea and vanilla.
  • The design of the logo for the cafe and interior design of the space were created by the owner of the cafe.
  • Opened August 1, 2013.
  • One of the older buildings in Metrotown is located across from the cafe. The West Burnaby United Church was built in 1947 and designed by architects Twizell & Twizell who also built Vancouver's Canadian Memorial Church and St. Andrew's Wesley.
  • The La Marzocco Mistral espresso machine in the cafe originates from a design by Kees Van Der Westen that he produced from 1995 until 2004 using parts from La Marzocco. The Mistral design was purchased by La Marzacco and in turn released the new Mistral in 2005 and is only available as a custom order.
  • Burnaby's development plan for Metrotown has included plans to use two overhead walkways to provide pedestrian connections across Kingsway. Since 1983, new developments in the area have been charged a fee to help fund the construction of the connections.The first pedestrian bridge was completed in 2005 connecting to a new Intracorp development at Kingsway and McMurray Avenue. While the second walkway is envisioned for the Sussex Avenue intersection connecting to the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping mall.

 

Details

Cafe Joie | cafejoie.com | 110-6125 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, V5H 4G1 | 604-559-6125

Across the street from Metropolis at Metrotown on the corner of Sussex Avenue and Hazel Street. 

Monday to Friday 9AM - 11PM

Saturdays 10AM - 11PM

 

 
 

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