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Cafe for Contemporary Art - CLOSED

140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
+1 778-340-3379
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28 Jun 2014
“Amazing burrito!”
26 Jun 2014
“Love this place!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Cafe, Vegan Options
140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I recently tried the fish taco at this place at the urging of my wife. She has travelled alot in Mexico and other Latin countries and she said this was a taco like she use to have when she was in Mexico that you would...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Tacos and coffee? Why not, when both are made with such attention to tastiness? The tacos are the standout, and if we could, we would eat here on every visit to Vancouver. They outshine many of the dishes at more established restaurants nearby. My favorite...More

1  Thank LoladeTiburon
Reviewed 27 February 2013

this place is a coffee shop, taco shop and art gallery...all in one. They do all 3 quite well too! Get a taco and a capuccino for dessert!

1  Thank ElMatador_sf
Reviewed 23 November 2012

A coworker introduced to this place to me today for lunch. I work nearby but never knew this was here. I was intrigued by the promise of fish tacos for lunch. When we got there, I was pleasantly surprised by the menu. Its a casual...More

1  Thank Avg_40ish_woman
Reviewed 18 August 2012

There are many options for free trade coffee, and the barrister is also patient enough to explain the differences between the various preparations. Great setting whether you need a quick coffee, or you are there with your family (there's a kids' corner).

1  Thank travel-bitten-shark
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This little gem is a terrific find for those looking for a coffee place that's a little out of the ordinary. With an eclectic selection of chairs and funky art, it is an interesting gathering place. The very innovative lunch menu is intriguing ... I...More

1  Thank walkabout55
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Amazing place for inspiration, great people, music, coffee and sandwiches :: designers and artists favorite.

2  Thank AtzaArt
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We breakfasted at the Cafe for Contemporary Art during a stay at the Pinnacle Hotel. This unusual combination of a coffee house and gallery is on the main street (Esplanade), about a half-block east of Lonsdale. The staff were extremely cordial and were dealing mostly...More

2  Thank shri420
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Love this eclectic gem of a cafe with easy access to the seabus in North Vancouver. Best coffee in town, poured and cared for by creative, warm, interesting staff who know what they are doing. The owner is very supportive to artists and is committed...More

Reviewed 17 November 2011

The food is all made in house and DELICIOUS! From the quiches, to paninis, muffins and cookies -melt in your mouth -tasty! My fav - almond milk lattes...hard to find almond milk and they don't used the sweetened variety -double plus. Laid back employees, healthy...More

3  Thank somegypsy
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  • Address: 140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 778-340-3379
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Café for Contemporary Art is an independent art space featuring both international and local artists; is an amazing café serving the most thoughtfully roasted (and sourced) beans predominantly from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters; is a great place to get soup; is home to Matthew Craig's signature spelt brownies (best ever!); is a great place for kids to come and draw; is home to periodic literary and musical events; is across from the Pinnacle Hotel on East Esplanade in North Vancouver's emerging Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood.
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