Monday, November 2, 2009

In Steveston, coffee is king!

Yes, you can get a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or a mug of beer in Steveston. But one sweep of the neighbourhood would tell you that Stevestonites are hard core coffee drinkers.

There is the iconic Starbucks

The well respected Blenz Coffee

And the up-and-coming Waves Coffee

But what makes Steveston truly unique is the proliferation of the smaller local favourites such as Steveston Coffee

And Bean and Beyond Cafe.

And let's not forget Alegria Cafe & Giftware

and Cannery Cafe

and Oasis Cafe

The scattering of beans from one end of the village to the other is a good thing, too. It's not that such healthy competition would benefit your pocketbook - because their prices are pretty comparable - but because parking is always at a premium. Especially on sunny days. With coffee houses dispersed throughout the village, those with caffeine craving can satisfy their addiction just about anywhere.

Know the best way to enjoy a steamin' cup?
• Seated on a boardwalk bench while watching the might Fraser River go by
• Sprawled on the grass at Garry Point Park with your nose in a good book
• Walking your dog with a cup in hand - until you need to get the old plastic bag out

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