A laid-back, wood-lined neighborhood coffee bar that's the java-hugging heart of the West End's gay community, Delany's is a good perch from which to catch the annual Pride Parade, although you'll have to get here early if you want a front-row seat. The usual array of cookies and muffins will keep you fortified while you wait.

A good spot to pick up a takeout coffee for a stroll to nearby English Bay beach.