Far Out Coffee Post
“I remember when I used to get interviewed by magazines for playing music and now I get interviewed for slinging coffees!” - BeatRoute
Dundas Street is best known as a major thoroughfare for container trucks and buses, but now there's a reason to stop in the neighbourhood with one of Vancouver's newest cafes. Far Out Coffee Post is the latest collaboration between friends, business partners and former bandmates Bob Froese and Mike Payette.
You can find baked goods from local shops Black Rook Bakehouse and East Village Bakery along with breakfast and lunch options prepared by the guys.
The coffee is from Origins Organic Coffee with either drip brew or espresso drinks prepared on their La Marzocco. And they have tea from Steam Tea House which is located in the Donald's Market on East Hastings.
- The building was built in 1909 by architect/building owner R.A. McMorran. In the 1930s the ground floor was used for a tobacco company called "Jack Canuck Tobacco Company."
- Dundas Street was temporarily renamed to Powell Street in 1911, but was changed back to Dundas by city council in 1918.
- Opened January 2013.
- The illustration on their logo was created by local Vancouver illustrator Ben Frey from his piece titled "Back on the Saddle". You can currently find some of his other pieces on display in the cafe.
- The building next door at 2163 Dundas Street was built in 1912 by S. Maikawa (Sannosuke) who was part of a prominent set of Japanese brothers with several businesses in Japantown including the Maikawa Department Store. The rooming house was known as the "Alexandra Hotel".