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All aboard: Platform 7 opening 2nd train station-inspired coffee bar

DH Vancouver Staff Sep 18, 2015 10:31 am

Platform 7’s second location is slated to open soon at 2300 West Broadway, the former residence of Higher Grounds.

Those who are familiar with Platform 7’s original location, at Hastings and Nanaimo, would know that the space has been cleverly designed to resemble a Victorian-era London train station.

With a similar vision, co-owners Marke McNichol and Livio Susin are about to embark on a new journey, which will see them transform their recently acquired Broadway and Vine storefront into a Parisian train station setting.

In terms of coffee, the 15 to 20 seat café will feature a variety of uniquely prepared and hand-crafted caffeinated beverages, using beans from Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and poured by a team of dedicated baristas.

While the Espresso Bar will be home to a La Marzocco Strada, with Mahlkonig and Mazzer grinders, the Brew Bar will feature Japanese Siphons and Harios, Chemex, Aeropress and French Press.


In addition to an array of hot drinks, Platform 7’s soon-to-open Kits locale will also boast a Cold Brew Bar, which will serve Stumptown Original, Nitro and Single Origin on tap along with take-out Stumptown Stubbies, Cold Brew Coffee with Chocolate, and Cold Brew Coffee with Milk.

As for edible treats McNichol says their food offerings will consist of a “wonderful selection of locally-sourced artisans baked goods along with gourmet sandwiches all made in-house.”

Scheduled to open late September, Platform 7’s hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For further developments check Platform 7’s social media pages.

Platform 7

Address: 2300 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Twitter: @Platform7Coffee

DH Vancouver Staff
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