Being from the corporate world, it isn't a surprise that I drink a lot of coffee. Sometimes it is just what I need to start a day or to jump out of the food coma that kicks in straight after lunch. Though I don't know that I drink it to stay awake - I think it is more of a placebo. I associate drinking coffee with getting me mentally prepared to do something that I have to set my mind to. Luckily in Vancouver, we have lots of good coffee shops. When I say good coffee, I don't mean your average Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or Blenz, I'm talking coffee that has a distinct taste. A taste good enough that you don't feel the need to have any additives. You know when you've had a good cup of coffee and I had the privilege of visiting a great independent shop called Matchstick this past weekend.
The space was full of natural light. There was plenty of open space and a great picnic style table. More importantly, the coffee was smooth, pure, and had that extra depth of flavor that you don't always get in everyday coffee. Definitely one of the better coffee spots in Vancouver. It sits right next to Le Faux Bourgeois on Kingsway and Fraser.
Vancouver BC, V5T 2R6