Many Vancouver coffee bars close their doors too early for those who want to hang out at night. This JJ Bean, one of the oldest outlets of a popular citywide minichain, subverts that by opening into the wee hours (of 10pm). There's a shabby-chic, neighborhood-pub feel to this friendly joint and, befitting its Drive location, there's also a chatty patio for summertime sipping.

The bulging muffins are a local favourite here and it also roasts its own quality beans; consider picking up a bag of rich Eastside blend for a coffee-loving friend back home.