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WE. Coffee

1696 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC V6G1C7
Tel: (604) 566-6888
Neighbourhood: West End
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 6AM - 11PM, Sat - Sun: 7AM - 11PM
  • We offer delicious muffins, bagels, turnover, almond croissant, and various kinds of English muffins for you to choose. Come visit us and enjoy the quality you deserve :)

    -WE. Coffee

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Decent, but lots of room for improvement
By chococat1209 of Fairview, Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 3:49am [Dine in]

Passed by this cafe a while back while shopping on Robson and was instantly drawn to the fancy coffee roaster in the display. As a religious coffee drinker and lover of great, artisian coffees, I thought i'd give it a try. The cafe claimed to roast their own beans right in the store, making it stand out from other local cafes which only features beans from other more well-known roasters. I ordered a latte, asking if i can have it in an 8 oz cup as I wanted a stronger coffee with less milk. Apparently the asian girl does not quite understand me and pointed at the smallest cup they have, which is 12 oz. Fair enough. I ask if they can just make it so that there is less milk in the cup. The drink i received however, is just a regular latte filled right to the rim. They girl clearly did not understand the request. Given that the girl is not a native speaker i forgive her and moved on, sipping on the latte. The latte was slightly hotter than how i'd like it. In fact, I burnt my tongue on the first sip, which wasn't pleasant at all. The taste however, is decent, given that they roasted the beans themselves. It wasn't perfect, but it was better than starbucks and many other large coffee chains for sure. However there are still a lot of cafes that serve much more superior coffees in town.
Try 49th parallel, wicked, elysian, agro at granville island, or even Artigiano for some great local artisian coffees.

The ambiance was great however. Very chic and modern, almost more like a restaurant than a cafe. Will probably come back again with some girlfriends to try out the delicious looking waffles that they offer. As for the coffee, I'd get it elsewhere.

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Boutique Looks With Off-The-Shelf Taste
By The_Mad_Catter of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:26pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I decided to try this place out for some coffee after dinner. We were quickly seated to a table in the back that was right beside another couple. Not sure why since there were other seats open. The tables were close and the bench seat was shared so it was like we were sitting with them. They've made the interior look like a modern lounge with the black ceilings, all-white tables and chairs, and large mirrors on the walls.

The menu itself wasn't that fancy though. Looked like it was printed at home and laminated. There actually wasn't much dessert to choose from. We were looking for cakes but they weren't on the menu. We didn't realize till we finished our food that they had cakes in the glass case at the front of the store. Not sure the prices though. Most of the items were very similar to each other and there wasn't much of a variety. We got the special waffle for the day which was the green tea and red bean one, and a cup of americano for the drink.

The waffle actually took a while to come out, and when it did, we weren't impressed. For the special price of $11 (reg $14) all it came with was a tiny table spoon of green tea, whip cream, and red bean. The waffle itself was of dull soft consistency. Not a fresh crisp crust with a fresh cake inside. It was very average in taste. The icecream was just as bad. No taste and iced over like it was in the freezer for 4 months. The coffee was just ok.

The cups and sugar containers look very nice but are not very practical. You can't even pick up the sugar container lid, and the cup was practically impossible to hold with the handle and the weight of the coffee. The plates and cups look nice, but are not designed very well for functionality at all, which leads me to think that they aren't really great brands. This theme holds true for everything else. From how the items looked from the menu, most things look like they're just store bought items that are resold here for boutique prices. It's more about the look than the quality at this place, and because of that it gives off a vibe of a HK owned business.

It would be nice to have a new coffee spot with high end desserts, but this place isn't it. They just overcharge you (a lot) for supermarket goods and it just isn't worth it.

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