Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House to open in Vancouver's Chinatown this week

Mar 5 2019, 4:26 am

Vancouver’s first-ever Vietnamese coffee bar, Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House, is gearing up to open its doors this week.

This new 16-seat concept is brought to us by childhood friends Minna Van and Andrew Han and will be located in Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street.

Ca Phe was inspired by the duo’s connection to their Asian heritage (Van is Vietnamese and Han is Vietnamese-Korean), something they can’t wait to share with customers through food and beverages served at the exciting new spot.

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The coffee menu at Ca Phe will feature traditional and modern variations of Vietnamese coffee.

Patrons can expect four coffee options from this new spot, including strong Vietnamese coffee, strong iced coffee, avocado coffee, and egg coffee.

“Growing up in Chinatown, we were able to witness, experience, and live the life of immigrant children in Canada, all while maintaining our heritage,” says Van, The Network Hub co-founder who has been working with Chinatown House since its inception. “Ca Phe is truly our version of heart, home, and heritage through sense of taste. From my coffee to Andrew’s sweet creations, we cannot wait to see what customers think and feel when they step foot in Ca Phe.”

As for food, people can expect Han’s menu to change bi-weekly.

During the opening, there will be sweets like spiced 55% dark chocolate hoisin swirl brownie with Vietnamese coffee salted caramel, brown butter matcha and cream cheese swirl blondie with black sesame caramel, and black sesame chocolate chip cookies available for purchase.

“At Ca Phe, I want to bring back some of the authenticity, the history, and the flavours and experiences I had growing up in a modern way, while paying homage to the Chinatown I knew as a kid,” says Han, an accomplished pastry chef consultant.

Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House is set to open to the public on March 6 and is expected to operate until mid-spring.

Opening hours for this spot will be Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am until supplies run out.

Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House

Address: 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver

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