Saturday 23 March 2013

"A Latte for Here Please" Part 6: Revolver

325 Cambie St  Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
(604) 558-4444

Overall Rating (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent):

Caffeinated beverages- Excellent 
(see below)

Food- Very good
(see below)

Table availability- Fair
(a few booths which are a bit awkward to share with those you don't know+ a handful of chairs by the window, many end up standing at the little counter at the back)

Seat comfort- Very good
(I have always been fortunate enough to snag the booths which are quite cozy, not sure about chairs near window)

Laptop plugins- poor 
(none in booths, ?maybe some by window seats)

Internet connection- Excellent
(password protected, fast)

Noise- quiet 
(small place so noise travels, but there never seems to be a lot of annoying chatter)

Attitude toward "perchers"- Good
(it is a bit hit and miss with the staff- some are friendly and some are not, but have never felt pressured to leave)

I have already posted a complete review on Revolver (see post from November 2012) and raved about their excellent beverages and hip vibe.  And fortunately, those things remain consistent.  In particular, their lattes (no almond milk, but they do offer soy milk and 1% milk) remain among the very best in town in my opinion.  Served in a glass instead of a mug (very hip and unique) is always bang-on with just the right amount of foam and very smooth.  The staff are obviously all very knowledgeable about coffee and they offer a tasting of 3 different coffees for customers to enjoy and compare the flavors back to back.  These guys do not mess around when it comes to caffeine.

Their food offerings are all made by Crema, their sister coffee house in West Van, and based on what I have sampled so far, I am a huge fan.  Their Whole Wheat Scones are to die for, with poppyseeds for crunch and raisins for a hint of sweetness (yum). The Power Cookies are also a nice little treat, tasting healthy and delicious at the same time:)  Food is limited to cookies, muffins and pastries so you will not find sandwiches and other lunch items like at other places I have visited.

Bottom line- Revolver is a place for true coffee connaisseurs to enjoy what I will argue is the best coffee in the city.  They really know their stuff.  While table availability is often limited, I really enjoy curling up here with my laptop for an hour of work because the vibe is just so cool and relaxed.  I just try not to overstay my welcome so that others have the chance to experience all that Revolved has to offer.

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