One of the landmarks of Vancouver culture is definitely how much coffee we drink, but we don’t drink just any coffee. We’re known for being a bit snobby when it comes to our roasts; we like the best! Nothing wrong with that, I say!
My favorite place to grab a coffee and a muffin is definitely Viva Fine Foods & Bakery on Yew Street in Kitsilano. I’ve made it part of my daily routine to head across the Burrard bridge and head to Viva for a muffin. The owner, Dawn, is always sure to take great care of me. My favourite? The Blueberry Bran.
Their muffins are to die for. They’re never greasy or dry, and are full of fruit. and if you eat gluten free, they’ve always got a great gluten free option. Their coffee and lattes are the best in the city, too!
This place is so good, even celebrities go there! I’ve spotted a few famous people grabbing a coffee here; Jessica Biel was in line right in front of me one morning. Viva Fine Foods is a Vancouver Exclusive!