East Van Roasters

Coffee in Gastown & Chinatown

Blink and you'll miss the entrance to this small but perfectly formed mosaic-floored cafe, which includes a busy coffee-roasting operation. It's worth popping in to combine an excellent espresso with some delectable single-origin chocolate treats, also made on-site. It's a social enterprise providing training and employment for women who live in this area, and the service is sparklingly friendly.

This is also a good spot to pick up unique chocolate-bar souvenirs for home.