I popped into the new Raincity Coffee here in North Vancouver at East 2nd and lower Lonsdale today.
I can’t seem to locate any online reference to Raincity – no website, news or anything – which is a little odd, but it does appear to be local to North Van.
I thought the cafe was in a great spot with lots of light and a very open atmosphere. It was fairly casual, but not upscale. Reminded me more of cafes in Italy than the standard Vancouver-style cafe.
I had my normal Americano and found it to be a little better than Starbucks, but not top of the line. I was hoping to find more about their coffee from their website, but that didn’t seem to happen! They sell beans in their store, but they are branded with Raincity – I do recall seeing that they were roasted in small batches, so perhaps they use JJ Bean coffee.
I think the cafe would be a nice one to sit in and do some work. It’s very bright and that’s a great change from many cafes.