I have been here in Kits now for about a year. It is, in my humblest opinion, the best of all neighborhoods in Vancouver. Everything you may want is here, within walking distance even. Except for one thing.
A really good cup of coffee.
Now, yes I am aware that there is a Starbucks within sight of another Starbucks all over the place. They serve a good, consistent cup with no surprises. And they support more musicians, artists and "activists" than all the Canada Council grants put together. But I would rather feed a family than a corporation these days.
I’ve tried Viva, and although there is an intriguing mystery involving dogs, disgruntled customers, and possibly a zeppelin, I find their coffee somehow lacking. Probably the best sandwiches around though, but that is another post. Wait for it.
The only solution I have found has been Caffe Artigiano, which has no Kits location. Yet. Seriously the best cup I have ever had. And I have had a lot of coffee.
So if the good people of Caffe Artigiano are reading this, please bring a store to Kits, preferably near my house, and save me the trip into Kerrisdale or (gasp) Downtown.
PS, this is West Broadway at Christmas, taken on my phone. Its nice.
Last modified: December 9, 2008