Elysian Coffee Roasters
Strong coffee, decent tea selection, AND books for sale...
Well, Elysian Coffee Roasters, of course!
This morning’s coffee craving brought us to Elysian Coffee Roasters at the corner of Vancouver’s 7th and Ontario.
Just a short jaunt from our Fairview apartment and then there we were sitting on the patio outside with a buttery Scottish shortbread and a fresh cuppa joe!
Founded by Alistair Durie in 2000, Elysian boasts four locations around the city. They source, roast, and brew their own beans. Having spent too much time tinkering, measuring, analyzing every step, Elysian now pride themselves on simplicity.
These days, it's all about a straightforward, good tasting cup of coffee. And that's all I want when I go for a brew. None of that fancy stuff.
Having been to all locations, the interiors follow the same design elements as the coffee: fine tuned, simplistic, and tasteful.
So the coffee here is great, the baked goods are delicious, and the staff are pleasant. But let's talk about what sets Elysian apart from other coffee shops. That requires popping on over to their online store.
So, shall we?
They also have some awesome subscription options available:
Espresso: consistent, easy to work with espresso, on the regular.
Approachable: chocolate, nutty, approachable coffees.
Exciting: brighter, fruitier coffees. Expect Ethiopia, Kenya, and other exciting brews.
Decaf: love the taste, avoiding the jitters? This one is for you.