Vancouver’s Bel Cafe

Bel Cafe, 801 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC (Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Corner of Howe and Georgia.), Vancouver, BC  (604) 673- 7000

I arranged to meet with a colleague today for coffee near the City Centre Canada Line station.  She suggesed Starbucks on Granville Street.  I said it would be busy and suggested the Bel Cafe on West Georgia Street instead.  What a pleasant surprise.

I had not visited the Bel Cafe previously even though I walk past it every day enroute to the office.  It is a step up from Starbucks.  A big step at that.  And, busy.  Every table was filled.  This is a popular coffee time hang out.  It is tastefully decorated and boasts an elegant, upscale ambience.  And, the table service was an unexpected, nice touch.  We only had coffee but Chef David Hawkworth offers up an imaginative, light menu featuring a selection of sandwiches and salads not to mention a wide variety of macaroons, the cafe’s signature sweet.

I had a latte.  Perhaps the best ever.  The Bel Cafe warrants another visit.  Next time for lunch.

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