Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Kahve Coffee (pronounced Car-veh) puts an emphasis on creating connections through food, coffee, and phenomenal design. Offering food and drinks made with mostly organic, locally sourced, fresh ingredients and condiments made from scratch—it isn't a surprise that Kahve Coffee has made it onto the list.
Opened by Korean art critic John Rhee, and designed by Japanese-Canadian architect Eitaro Hirota, this shop's sleek, minimalistic space is expressed through a blend of Douglas fir timber, quartz countertops, polished concrete flooring, and a pearly white interior. In the back, a whole wall is covered in shelving units that display all sorts of stylish homewares and coffee equipment. In a most "Kahve-like" fashion, its Scandinavian flair sets Kahve Coffee apart from all the rest.
Kahve serves brewed coffee, pour-overs, and espresso drinks using beans derived from premium, sustainable roasters like Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian. Not to overlook the non-coffee drinkers, there are a half-dozen teas, matcha and chai lattes, hot chocolate, and kombucha. Patrons rave about their London Fog, a Vancouver creation, which is an Earl Grey tea latte with vanilla to you non-locals. They offer milk alternatives such as oat milk, homemade almond milk, and soymilk for those seeking non-dairy options or who want to try something different. Pair up your beverage of choice with items like freshly baked goods, avocado or smoked salmon on toast, and a few salads, sandwiches, and the soup of the day, all made in-house.
There's a lot of on-street parking and a bus stop just around the corner. If you're in the mood for new scenery, take your cup of coffee to Kits beach since it's within walking distance of the cafe!
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