During my obsessive search for great coffee in Vancouver I was recommended to go to Kafka’s. Kafka’s Coffee & Tea has been operating since 2010 and it doesn’t look like they are closing up shop anytime soon. The coffee is made with beans from Herkimer Coffee roasters – Herkimer is a micro-roaster based out of Seattle Washington that definitely knows what they are doing.
When I arrived at Kafka’s I had just come from brunch at Aphrodite’s Pie Shop (see Maya Korbynn’s fantastic article about Aphrodite’s) and was completely full but the snacks at Kafka’s had me questioning whether I could eat just one more thing. The fig bread looked delicious and I will be coming back soon to taste it. I ended up ordering a cappuccino and found the flavor profile to be very unique. The espresso is rich and earthy with nutty undertones.
Kafka’s is so much more than a coffee shop, they are an art gallery featuring magnificent local talent. Kafka’s takes their position as a community hub to heart and have opened their walls to display fabulous local rotating art pieces throughout the cafe. Have a look at their website for details on upcoming special events and art exhibits, these are an excellent opportunity to connect with locals in a casual atmosphere.