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Our Town Cafe

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245 Broadway E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W4, Canada
+1 604-879-1924
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place! It has a cozy and unpretentious vibe. They make an amazing chai latte and a crazy-good cinnamon bum. As well as a damn good cup of coffee! They have lots of vegan options too: I strongly recommend the pumpkin spice muffin and the lemon one. A perfect place to linger awhile, reading or even work a bit.

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Thank Natasja B
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a real coffee house! Lots of baked goods, cookies, etc. There's live music at times and a couple books you can pick out to read. A really good place for meeting with friends. The coffee tastes a lot better than the big chain ones, mostly because they don't press a button to make these coffees.

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Thank Leeann T
Little Egg Harbor
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls. Live music makes it a great place to go and relax when tired of watching tv.

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Thank StNu
Vancouver, Canada
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of chairs by the windows and sometimes outside. They have a small amount of baked goods,cookies, and not coffee beverages. It's a lot better than a certain international coffee group out of Seattle which has a mermaid on its logo.Service varies- sometimes really nice, other times you really regret tipping

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1 Thank Mark M
Vancouver, Canada
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Last Saturday we checked out the area of main around East Broadway. Usually we visit the area of Main around Kind Edward. Anyway we eventually needed a coffee. Lucky’s Donuts and Bean Around the World were packed so we continued north to East Broadway and found Our Town Cafe. Managed to get a nice window seat. While most of their... More 

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1 Thank sasha2566
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I live near the café and have been going to do computer work each week for a few hours. Staff are super friendly and have a welcoming attitude. Lots of seating, can get busy but I can always find a spot to sit! Best to charge your devices before heading here; limited plug access but if you're in a jam... More 

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Thank Maddie P
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I'm all for supporting independent funky coffee bars especially the rare ones that sell booze. But when my pint is poured with 15% foam head and I politely mentioned that it needs to be topped up, but all I get is a sulky look, then all empathy is lost. A pint is a pint -- chest tout! It's basic service.

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Thank Burma J
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I had hot chocolate, which was really good. The music was really relaxing. Tables and seats were cozy. A good place to relax, hangout with friends, or a little bit reading. By the way, the staff were friendly. :) I love this place.

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Thank Sheena T
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I went to the wonderful Our Town cafe, and couldn't stop going all month until I tried everything on the menu! I must say, the bacon panini is to die for, and the only thing better looking is the barista behind the bar, #babe #babetown... Five stars.. And the coffee was great too! ;)

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Thank esta111
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Better coffee than all the rest... And the staff are really friendly! I don't usually stick around; tend to get my coffee to go but the atmosphere is very "come as you are" and I love that! Their soups are delicious too.

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Thank debster34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Broadway E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-1924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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