During our last trip to Vancouver which was kind of a whirlwind tour as we were moving my son home for the summer from school. Our first order of business was locating some good coffee and off we were down to Granville Street to check out Quantum. Quantum started out in Toronto a couple of years ago.
This location is quite modern and had clean lines with high ceilings. They had one giant communal table and two bars on either side of the door with big windows to look out at the world passing by. So if you are into people watching, sit in the windows, it was quite entertaining.
Though their menu is not very big, we were able to deicide very quickly what we wanted to have.
First off, let’s talk about the Poursteady machine they have. It is quite a cool looking machine, for a high volume shop this would be a necessity as I don’t think they could keep up doing manual pours. It is an easy machine to operate, grind the beans, wet the filter and throw them in the dripper and push a button. Let the machine do all the hard work. Please see the video we took.
I decided to go with the Columbian blend, from Saint Henri Coffee. The pour over proved flavourful with notes of Cherry, Crème Brule and Blood Orange, it came across very sweet Cost: $4.20 which I thought was a very good price for the drink.
My wife ordered a London Fog for $4.25 and it is not overly sweet which is the way my wife likes it.
My daughter ordered a Pomegranate Oolong Tea for $2.50. It was a new brand of tea called Harvey and Sons, it was really hot and it was a delicious green tea, very refreshing.
The employee was helpful when we asked our questions and then got back to cleaning up since we got there just before closing.
Monday to Friday – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Since there is no parking on Granville Street you have to park on surrounding roads and sometimes that can be quite difficult, so good luck. Oh and you will have to pay for parking as well.
While I was only there for a moment, I found my brief experience pleasant and even as I write about it now, I would not mind a return journey soon. If you happen to be near Quantum while in Vancouver, check out Quantum, you won’t be disappointed.
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