There's a growth and cultural development phase underway right now in Vancouver, Washington, and this includes coffee shops. Today Vancouver has that small-town feel, with big-city options for specialty coffee.MoreLess
Kafiex Roasters occupies a popular corner in downtown Vancouver. Behind the bar is a mural of the world’s coffee belt, which highlights the regions coffees are sourced from. Placed next to the bar is a bilingual coffee library, which holds publications about brewing methods, tasting notes, and more. Their slow bar showcases a multitude of coffee origins and brewing methods. Their Diedrich IR-12 roaster is visible to the public. Come here to drink and learn.
This is a brand-new coffee shop for the Vancouver scene, which started life as a coffee cart. Gold Cup Coffee House's interior is equal parts lavish and understated. With a full menu to choose from, the current house-favorite drink is the vanilla latte with Oatly oat milk. If time permits, we recommend getting a seasonal pour-over. The Ethiopia Guji from the aforementioned Kafiex Roasters is their go-to for their specialty drinks.
Compass Coffee is a staple in the Vancouver coffee community, proudly roasting in Washington and offering this coffee at a smart cafe across the border in Portland. The interior of the shop is beautiful, all-exposed brick and suspended light bulbs. Founded on the idea of balance, Compass makes it a point to rotate in different origins of coffee into the shop, so consumers can be exposed to different regions.
Originally from Portland, Presso Coffee Kitchen opened a second shop in Vancouver in early 2019, offering up seasonal toasts, a modern approach to interior design, and specialty lattes. Along with social-media-ready products and branding, Presso delivers on the quality front. Here you'll find drinks like the Mint Mocha with a toasted marshmallow, or the Salted Caramel Latte with a chocolate-dipped, pretzel-crusted rim.
Relevant Coffee is an established local Vancouver favorite, a sun-lit, welcoming space home to both a full-service coffee and roasting facility, anchored by a Probat L-12 roaster. Come here for exceptional coffee and to experience the promise of Vancouver as a city on the grow.