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Mink - A Chocolate Cafe

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863 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
+1 866-283-5181
07:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Squamish, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a cold morning last year for a peppermint-spiked dark hot chocolate. The cafe is in a quiet but lovely corner tucked away near the waterfront downtown, looking over a courtyard; a nice place to sit without being near traffic. Though not the very top of my list of best hot chocolates I've ever had, it was quite... More 

Thank aogomes1
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is what Koko Monk wants to be but isn't. Mink chocolates are delicious and the coffee is not bad. Have a hot chocolate and say a few witty things on a first date. Fellas: if you take a girl here she will know you have good taste and have some class. Kind of pricey but that goes with the... More 

Thank RayValley
Vancouver, Canada
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203 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dropped in an a rainy day for something hot. Nice interior design with nice people, interesting hand made chocolates are in the store.

Thank Kaviana
Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The chocolate was excellent, but what sealed the deal was the hot chocolate. This was one of the best beverages of our 13 day trip!

Thank The_Traveling_Ben
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice coffee and chocolate shop in Vancouver. We had one of their chocolate fondues which was very nice. The chocolate was thinner than I expected but it looked and tasted great. Washed down with a couple of lattes and a nice sample of dark chocolate miniatures which where very good too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hightower257
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Convenient location for downtown business meeting. Great coffee. Award winning chocolate as a bonus. You get a chocolate wafer with your coffee - just drop it in the cup!

Thank Mark S
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Quite simply one of the best lattes and hot chocolates (we went for the milk chocolate with cinnamon) we have ever had. The coffee was strong and deliciously bitter. The hot chocolate tasted like an angel had made it - creamy, homely and just the right amount of sweetness. Definitely worth popping in for!

Thank samsamaUK
Des Plaines, Illinois
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Needed a break after taking a 5 hour tour of Vancouver mid-June. The hot chocolate hit the spot. The small size was still rather large. The shortbread cookie was just OK. Bought some chocolate bars for gifts. Be sure to look at the expiration dates. One bar was good through September, while the other was due mid-July. I bought a... More 

1 Thank lars639
Lincoln, Nebraska
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Colleagues met for coffee prior to a conference @ the Convention Center and other than being tucked around the corner (we walked by the store twice), the experience was decadent. I ordered the dark chocolate mocha as others ate pastries and chocolate specialties. I also purchased "Open in Case of Emergency" and can't wait to try it.

1 Thank RHKoller
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We just had their hot chocolate and a small sample of their chocolate. It was a cool and rainy day so the hot chocolate was wonderful.

1 Thank Bruce V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 863 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 866-283-5181

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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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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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