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Blenz Coffee

935 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G2L9
Tel: (604) 568-2806
Fax: (604) 682-8588
Neighbourhood: Central


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Moon over my tea
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 4:42pm [Dine in]

As a night owl and one who gets by with little sleep, I am an evening-late night regular here and have spent many a nights here talking it up with friends until sunrise, or just a quick grab and go. There aren't many tangible differences compared to any other coffee spot but an aura seems to surround this location that keeps me coming back. Maybe it's the colourful people that wander in during the overnight hours, or the familiar sounds of the blenders pulsing through the shop as the barista mixes drinks. It's not a particular clean place, actually it can get pretty dirty, and that lone unisex washroom can rival (and likely supercede) a chinese restaurant counterpart, but it does what it does consistently.

I've taken a particular liking to the shaken hojicha (green) ice tea, usually with no syrup, though I've ventured out into the London Fogs, Chais, Royal Tea or Strawberry Tea Lattes, Iced Mochas and a somewhat daring Macha Latte on ocassions where routine takes a back seat. They are consistently made and are much easier on the sweet, leaving more focus on the intended flavours in the drinks, and not a dessert in a cup. The baked goods are the passable, "mostly for viewing" type though I've seen them rotate the window display food regularly.

The people running the show are all regular people, from top to bottom. The owners are a young, endearing Korean couple holding the stable, both amiable and without an ounce of insolence. They hire a lot of students, which while I was talking to one of the owners, mentioned they thought it would be a good idea to help out the local Korean students in town going to school. All the employees I've encountered have been friendly and courteous, with a casualness they exude as young adults.

It really is just another franchise coffee spot, but comparing the major players in the game, this one takes a half, perhaps full step above the pack.

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