Momento Coffee House

This little mom and pop shop is located on Great Northern Way next to The Centre for Digital Media and the future site of the new Emily Carr.  There is very limited parking and unfortunately like all parking in Vancouver you will have to pay.  They are open 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

The owner is very friendly and has gotten to know the students that go to The Centre for Digital Media and that includes my daughter.  This little shop has a variety of drinks offered as well as an assortment of different food and pastry options. 

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They offer a different lunch special every day of the week, for students and construction workers, which is nice to have a food option so close.  The schedule is;

  • Monday – Random Surprise
  • Tuesday – Random Surprise
  • Wednesday – Pizza
  • Thursday – Mac and Cheese
  • Friday – Butter Chicken

For the drinks I ordered an iced latte, my wife ordered a blueberry smoothie, my son had a long black, and my daughter had an iced tea.  Everything was delicious and refreshing.

Their decor is very industrial, on the main level they have a giant long table, a bunch of two seater tables, and a big round table by the door.  Upstairs they have a table for eight which is made from an old bowling alley and a Coke sign from 1942.  The barn wood featured throughout is 100 year old handcrafted and adds a nice aesthetic appeal to this little shop.

The whole time we sat there Rick, the owner, talked to us about different places to go to Vancouver.  He suggested a couple places that we will definitely be checking out.  In exchange I was going to give him a list of a few of my favourite places in Calgary and surrounding area.

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