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Rosso Coffee Roasters

Rosso is located in the very trendy neighbourhood of Inglewood. This place has a very modern flair both inside and outside. The place was very busy. We ended up sitting way in the back of the coffee shop. There was lots of people sitting in the back with us but none of them were drinking anything. A group of students beside us discussing a project, but again no drinks. There was also a huge sectional couch at the front of the shop that seats about 8 people.

We ordered the Chai Latte and a Sweet Latte, a sweet latte is a regular latte and is sweetened with honey. Then the barista told me they couldn’t make it for me because they had ran out of honey. So i decided to go with the regular latte. No wait says the barista, our shipment of honey just showed up. So guess what, I was getting the Sweet Latte. When the drinks arrived, instead of a saucer under the cup, the drinks were served on little planks of wood. Very cool.

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I think their drink menu is a little limited compared to what I seen at other shops. They do sell pastries, juices and beans as well.

Overall, I really like the place. Beverages were great tasting. Could have been a little hotter. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would like to go back and try some food at a later date.

London Fog Cafe

Just finished work and in need of a beverage. So we decided to check out London Fog Cafe, it’s located at the corner of Heritage Drive and Macleod Trail. It’s kind of tucked away in a strip mall there. It is a little Mom & Pop place and the pride of ownership shows. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It has a very casual atmosphere.

 

Today we ordered the London Fog of course and we also ordered a Vanilla Latte. The drinks were brought out to us very quickly and within a few minutes later we received the food that we ordered. Drinks were very good.

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The food we ordered was the “special of the day”, which was a Turkey Cheddar sandwich and a bowl of Chunky Chicken Potato soup. All food was made right in front of you. The food was reasonably priced, and was excellent.

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They had a ton of fresh baked goods in the display case and looked really good.

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While we were eating our lunch, we had 2 different staff members stop by to ensure everything was good and to see if we needed anything. Then as soon as I was finished my meal, they came by and picked up the dirty dishes, and looking around any open tables were clean and ready for customers.

This place is what you think a Mom & Pop small cafe should be like, with Mom & Pop working behind the counter. Cool little place.

If you want a relaxing place to go and sit back and enjoy a beverage, come here. You won’t be disappointed. I will coming back and try “The Famous Eggy Bagel”.

Forty-Ninth Parallel

We are at Yew Street and West 4th at the corner location of Forty Ninth Parallel. This location has public parking, which was very nice since we are driving a F150. There was rules to follow before entering the cafe.

This location also sells Lucky Donuts, which I hear are very good. The cool thing about this location is in their “greenhouse” seating area there is garage style window doors. It is nice open on a hot day like today.

 

They have a wide variety of different types of coffee and teas. This is a cafe that definitely will appeal to any level of coffee/tea connoisseur.

We ordered an Americano, a London Fog, a Venezuelan, and a Vanilla Latte.

If you are feeling like you would like some Forty-Ninth Parallel swag they sell t-shirts and hats.  As a nice souvenir I purchased one of their Large Mugs.

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Kafka’s

This morning we listened to my daughters friend Nicolas and go to Kafka’s. It is located on Main and Broadway in Mount Pleasant.

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The cafe is not that big, 12 tables, they have a good selection of beverages and food. This morning we ordered a Spanish Latte and two London Fogs.

As for the food we got a White Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal muffin and a Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookie. Both are delicious. The cookie had a nice hint of salt in every bite and the muffin has a very strong raspberry taste to it, but still very yummy.

The best part about this little cafe is that the whole front area has sliding windows, so they can completely open the front of the cafe to the street. This would be nice on a very hot day.

All the art on the walls were for sale and very beautiful. One of my favourites was by Bill Wilkinson called Together. You could rent it for $60 a month or buy it for $1,950.

Caffe Artigiano

To end off our wonderful day we stopped at Caffe Artigiano on Hastings. This is always a nice stop when we are in Vancouver.

 

It was nice tonight because the cafe wasn’t very busy and it was nice out so we enjoyed our handcrafted drinks outside. We ordered a London Fog, a Hot Chocolate, a Caramel Moccachiato, and a Apricot biscotti.

It was a nice way to end off our day, Father’s Day breakfast, Whitecaps FC2 winning game, dinner at Browns Social house, Cleveland Cavaliers winning against Golden State Warriors, and a relaxing beverage here.

Cozmos

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there. This morning we went to a little joint on Hastings and Sperling in Burnaby. The best part about this place was there was no line to be seated today, so we where able to walk right in.

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As we were being seated the hostess let us know that there will be a little wait for the food because the kitchen is a little behind. It was nice that they let us know before we were wondering where our food was.

In total there was 12 tables, 2 waitresses, and a fountain coming out of the wall. The decor was very Roman with pieces of art on the walls inspired by Greek mythology.

To drink we ordered Orange Juice, a Caramel Machiatto, a London Fog, and a coffee. When you ask for milk with the coffee, it comes frothed… My son says it is a ‘Game Changer’ it is such a nice touch to the coffee. My wife said that this is the sweetest London Fog that she has had by far. The only sad part was that the orange juice was not freshly squeezed, it was just out of a carton.

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As for the food we ordered a classic Benny, the Standard breakfast with ham, the Standard breakfast with sausage, and a Greek omelet.

It was nice to see that this place was very busy, there was a lot of people coming and going. There was a lot of families here, it’s nice to see people bringing their fathers for Father’s Day.

Everything was absolutely delicious and this would be on my list to visit again in the future.

Campagnolo Roma

Last night we went out for dinner to an amazing little Italian joint on Hastings and Garden. It is right across the street from Red Wagon, home of the pulled pork Jack Daniels pancakes.

We waited 30 minutes for a table which wasn’t crazy for a Saturday night. What we could see from outside the food looks amazing.

It is very hard to find parking so if there is more than one of you, one could get your name on the list while one parks, that way you don’t have to wait to long for a table.’

There was a group of 6 before us and there was a table open for 10 and it had been open since 7:15, and by 7:50 when we got our table it was still open. At 8 the giant party arrived and even then there where still people missing from the whole party.

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The host was very nice and kept us well informed about when our table was looking like it was going to be ready.

We ordered the bruschetta which had a sausage paste instead of a tomato purée. It had cute little edible flowers on top. It was delicious.

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We ordered spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce, risotto with walnut purée, contadino pizza, and a diavolla pizza. The risotto was something my wife had never had before and it was so good with the walnut purée. The contadino pizza had spring onions, scamorza cheese (cows milk), radishes, grilled garlic scrapes, and added prosciutto. The diavolla pizza had sausage, tomato, chili, oregano, provolone, and I got it without the green olives. Everything was amazing.

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For desert we ordered their take on strawberry shortcake and a soft serve chocolate ice cream. To accompany these wonderful desserts we also ordered an espresso, a latte, and an americano.

This is definitely a spot that I would like to come back to.