5 cafes you'll find hard to leave in Vancouver

1) Livia Sweets

Step inside this darling cafe and you’ll be overcome with the scent of fresh sourdough and coffee. Offering baked goodies, brunch, lunch and some dinner services, Livia began in local farmers’ markets around the city. Claire, the brainchild behind it all, can be seen in her signature stripes bustling around the cafe.

people seated at Livia Sweets cafe

2) Nelson The Seagull

Warmly lit with natural and string lighting, comfortable furniture and an open kitchen, this cafe is nothing but cozy. Adding to the charming and homey decor is their delicious coffee, baked goods, and food. Their bread is the absolute star of the menu and should be tried at all costs.

interior of Nelson the Seagull

3) Dock Lunch

Owner Elizabeth Bryan used to live in this quaint and quirky spot prior to its rezoning, which allowed for food service. Serving homemade comfort food, every day the handwritten wall menu is updated with the day’s specials. Visiting Dock Lunch is like stopping by a friend’s for a wholesome bite and catch up.

cafe interior of Dock Lunch in Toronto

152 East 11th Avenue

+1 604 879 3625

4) The Federal Store

Tucked away one block back from bustling Main Street you’ll find this small, quiet and calm cafe. Originally a family-run bakery, it became a corner store in 1962 and eventually the hybrid of both it is now in 2016. Serving quality coffee, baked goods and food, the cafe sticks to its roots and also sells a small selection of groceries.

cozy and tropical cafe interior of the Federal Store

5) Le Marché St. George

A cafe, a general store, a gathering place and a home, Le Marché St. George occupies a small corner on a neighbourhood street in Riley Park. This rustic-chic cafe is small but incredibly charming, with an almost otherworldly feel to it. They serve up all the goods a quality cafe should have but their standout is the quiche. Do not miss out it!

cozy cafe interior of Le Marché St. George in Vancouver

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