A couple weeks ago the Georgia Straight singled out Caffe Dall’Acqua on Yew Street as the “Best Place to Forget about it all”. I’ve been to Dall’Acqua a couple times – breakfast was acceptable (good coffee) and their pizzas are great (1/2 price larges on Mondays) but I’m not sure why they got a the following Euro-chic call out in the Straight:
Pop down to Yew Street’s Caffe Dall’Acqua for Euro-chic ambiance amid rows of rowdy Kits pubs. This second-floor candlelit patio is serene sophistication hidden between drinking games and pick-up joints, and it can feel, at times, like a breath of Mediterranean Sea air. Dall’Acqua’s live music duo, Tea, plays Thursday evenings, is equal parts sultry and sexy, and goes perfectly with any one (or more) of the Italian-themed martinis: My Cousin Vinnie, Romeo, Juliet, or even Forget About It. This place, from its patio to its perishables, is sharp.
They’re right about the Dall’Acqua patio. If there’s a group of you, grab the giant table around the corner – this thing fits 10 people but it lacks a certain Euro-chic sophistication when you realize you’ve just crawled into a giant converted planter. Let’s just call Caffe Dall’Acqua eclectic.
UPDATE: Caffee Dall’Acqua has been rebranded as Yew York.
Last modified: May 14, 2008