Opening Week at Elysian Coffee 7th & Ontario

The long awaited Elysian Coffee roastery and cafe in Mount Pleasant opened earlier this month with their new space that also houses a bakery and tasting room at 7th & Ontario. The new cafe fits perfectly with their light industrial and commercial neighbours with an understated colour palette that also takes advantage of floor to ceiling windows that rings most of the room to connect to the streetscape.

Their space was designed in collaboration with Le Marché St. George's Janaki Larsen who also contributed several of her ceramic bowls and vases that serve as planters. The reclaimed fir timber used in the cafe was sourced from an old North Vancouver shipyard near Deep Cove along with a few pieces of furniture including the wood flat file cabinet that has been repurposed into their retail home brewing display. They are still working on some finishing touches to both the interior and exterior of their new home and one of the latest is a spotlight that shines on their Probat when their roastery space is not in use.

Their new space also includes some unique touches like with their coffee bar covered in concrete and topped with a slate-like black countertop that is actually made from recycled paper and resin. While the back wall of the room is covered with felt (along with the stools in the cafe) that brings a unique texture to the cafe while also helping with the acoustics of their space.

One change behind the bar if you haven't visited Elysian recently is with their filter coffee being prepared on a Fetco brewer that replaced their Clover machines. Along with offering complimentary still and sparkling water on tap like at their other cafes, their new location has some extra taps to serve up cold brew coffee.

 

Elysian Coffee Roasters 7th & Ontario elysiancoffee.com | 2301 Ontario Street, Vancouver

Monday to Friday 7AM - 6PM

Weekends 9AM - 4PM

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Scout Magazine: “Elysian Coffee” Set To Open New Operation In Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Sun: Janaki Larsen's mud magic

"Larsen has had a proclivity for raw, original, pieces since graduating from Emily Carr, in 1999, where she learned about Japanese potters and their Wabi-sabi concept of beauty in imperfection."

Vancouver Courier: Elysian Coffee brews connections closer to the source

openings, photosLawrence Lee