We're lucky that in Vancouver, there are a bunch of coffee options other than Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Nothing really against those two but... let's be honest, if you like a good cup of coffee, there are far better options. One of those options is the Coffee Bar in Gastown. They serve 49th Parallel coffee and it is fairly evident upon first sip that it is a notch above the norm.
Gastown is already a hip area but the space here is half the appeal. Lots of windows and natural light.
10 Water Street