Moja Coffee: Open House on May 30

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A few months ago, we posted a review of Moja Coffee, a cafe that recently opened in North Vancouver (map). Moja has been roasting for many years, but only recently opened their cafe - and even more recently opened said cafe on Saturdays! You can see us there most Saturdays grabbing some fantastic snack (I’m partial to the Thomas Haas pastries!) and a coffee. Well, a decaf for me these days ;)

This Saturday, Moja is celebrating their new patio with an Open House from 9-5pm. Here’s the ad for that:

Moja is a great addition to North Vancouver. We really enjoy going in there and are always warmly greeted. You may need to wait a little longer for your coffee, but stand back and enjoy the process. The espresso beverages are made on a handmade Victoria Arduino lever machine. All the coffee is small batch roasted on-site in their Probat coffee roaster, which you’ll sometimes be able to see at work from the window in the cafe. Doug, the co-owner of the cafe, explained to us how they had modified the machine to get the temperature gauge just right, and it’s that attention to detail that always impresses us in a cafe. Our favorite cafes all across Vancouver show a similar passion for coffee - because it’s passion that makes a great cafe, not just the coffee being served!

If you’re at Moja during a quiet time, make sure to ask your barista about his signature drink. If Doug is there, maybe he’ll make you his cocoa zucchero - a heavenly combo of Thomas Haas chocolate and espresso.

Learn more about Moja from their website or on twitter

Free Iced Coffee at Tim Hortons Today

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Stop by your local Tim Hortons in Canada today (May 21st) between noon and 5pm to try a free Tim Hortons Iced Coffee.

This is only at participating stores, though a list of those is unavailable. I won’t be recommending Tim Hortons coffee, but if you want an “iced beverage”, then enjoy! ;)

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The Edge Cafe: Guest Cafe Review

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Raul of hummingbird604 passed over a guest review for The Edge Cafe in Vancouver, just off of Cambie and Broadway. Here is Raul’s review:

“Had an opportunity to share a coffee with Jonathon Narvey and, while I did recall I had swung by once a long while ago, I had never had a chance to spend any time there. Since I’m a big supporter of local business, I thought I’d write a review. Particularly since I was SO positively impressed with it. And to be fair and balanced in my review, I should also point you to mixed reviews on DineHere.

The Edge Cafe looks very much like a chic, sophisticated restaurant. But the funny thing is, while it’s rather posh and nice looking, customers seem to come from all sorts of avenues of the world. And the prices are NOWHERE near the ultra expensive ones. They have created a “menu for the economic crisis” with soup and a sandwich for $ 6.50. That’s lunch, and that’s probably as inexpensive or in the neighbourhood of Wendy’s or Tim Horton’s.

They also seem to have wireless, although I’ll admit the laptop I am currently using didn’t want to connect to any of the networks. So, I’ll believe it when I see it :) Finally, I should also point out that while I see very comfy couches and chairs, I don’t know whether they have enough power outlets to sustain as many people wth laptops as, say, Waves.

The Edge Cafe is spacious and well illuminated. The restaurant/cafe has a lot of windows and amazing natural light. The coffee was actually really good, I have absolutely no complaints about that. Despite the fact that I wouldn’t work here for an extended period of time, I would be more than happy to try The Edge Cafe for brunch sometime. Anyone want to join?”

Thanks to Raul for the review! And don’t forget to hop on by his blog. If you have a guest review of a cafe anywhere in Vancouver (please don’t review a cafe you own or work at!), I’d love to post it! You can reach me by email.

The Edge Cafe
2450 Yukon St, Vancouver
Tel: 604-876-7228