Kafka’s Coffee and Tea is located on 2525 Main Street in east Vancouver. It’s a staple in the east Vancouver coffee scene and quickly becoming known as one of the best cafes in the city.
When you enter Kafka’s, your eyes will immediately become drawn to the wall. That’s because Kafka’s features art on the walls, which changes every so often with each exhibit. The current exhibit is Harmony by Joseph Wu, an exhibit that specializes in origami. It runs till November 18th, The seating arrangement is very spacious and accommodating. Whether you’re looking to escape with your laptop and iPod or socialize with friends, there’s a spot guaranteed for you. While Kafka’s can quickly fill up, the noise level never gets loud enough to distract or annoy. The only sound you need to hear is the sound of the perfect cup of coffee being made. There’s also ample outdoor seating, perfect for people watching as the sun shines down. With the eclectic and diverse locals, it’s hard to not sit down instead of opting to go.
The service is spot on. Whether you’re a regular or a first-timer, the barista’s are warm and welcoming. Whether you’re looking for a recommendation or just have an inquiry, they’ll gladly help. For every question you ask, they’ll answer. If you like your barista’s to be snobby and surly, Kafka’s is not for you. You’ll feel like you’re being served by old friends.
Kafka’s has the best iced vanilla latte in the city. Seriously. I’ve had numerous iced vanilla lattes from various cafes across the city but no compare. I don’t know how they do it but it’s just so amazing. A common complaint is that iced lattes taste too much like milk and not enough like espresso. That’s not the case with Kafka’s iced latte. The vanilla syrup, milk and espresso makes for the perfect flavour matrimony. With some flavoured iced lattes, they taste too sweet. However, the vanilla syrup perfectly compliments the milk and full bodied espresso. If caffeine is not your thing, fret not. Their extensive tea and seasonal beverage menu has something for everyone.While I can easily drink iced lattes every single day during the summer and early days of autumn, it’s nice to have an alternative. If you’re looking for high quality beverages, Kafka’s has something for you.
Kafka’s is open seven days a week.
Hours: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and 8:00 AM-8:00 PM on Friday to Sunday..
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