I don’t know what happened, but when I went to Vancouver last November I also visited Platform 7. I wrote a blog and posted it, but for some reason it didn’t post on my blog.

So on day three of my trip to Vancouver we decided to try Platform 7 on East Hastings. The decor is quite quirky and is decorated like an old train station, it was really cool. It’s amazing how they were able to make this place look like an old London train station. If you ever get the chance to visit this shop, it is definitely worth a special trip. What’s so crazy is that I have driven by this place numerous times and have not stopped in, my loss for missing out on this gem of a coffee shop.

Platform 7 has plenty of seating in the shop including several small booths and some bigger tables up front of the shop.

While I was waiting for my drink, I came across a sign on the wall, “Secret Garden” pointing to the back, I decided to check it out and it was very cool, I can only imagine what it looks love in the summer when everything is blooming. Platform 7 has thought of everything. A total relaxing place to enjoy a caffeinated beverage.

I was thrilled to see they serve Stumptown coffee as their coffee of choice. I love their products. Since I am here I will have to buy their new winter blend called “Snow Day”.

I was also excited to see that they do Siphon Coffee. So we both ordered a siphon, I had the Ethiopia nano challa blend – tangerine, jasmine, kiwi. My son had the Costa Rican blend Montes De Oro – vanilla, nutmeg, apple cider. I am normally a latte guy but siphon is so excellent, no need for milk or sugar. You get to taste coffee how it is meant to be drank. I highly recommend a Siphon Coffee.

I ordered the cranberry pumpkin muffin, it was so heavy and filling. The flavours were outstanding. All the baked good looked excellent as well.

As I sat there, all the drinks the barista was serving were all very visually appealing. Staff were all very friendly. The girl that took our order was excellent and very helpful. She answered all my questions and in my discussions with her I found out that she was from Calgary too. Small world! All the staff there that morning were very friendly.

If I was a local, I would be here everyday. This is a place to come for really good coffee and great place to hang out. It’s a place where coffee should be enjoyed and not rushed.

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