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Little Mountain Coffee - a neighbourhood gem - others like it?

YVRChow | Dec 1, 201110:22 AM

This little unobtrusive cafe located at the corner of 33rd and Main is really a neighbourhood gem.

They serve Ethical Bean coffee and donuts with a smile. I've been several times now, and the double espresso is always made nicely, with a good crema and smooth finish. It is reasonably priced too at $2.

They also serve Ethical Bean "fairtrade organic" donuts. I understand fairtrade coffee. But I'm not entirely clear what a fairtrade organic donut is exactly other than very good marketing for a mostly locally sourced organic donut, but they are tasty and reasonably priced at $1.

My two favourites are the toffee chocolate donut, which had large chunks of crunchy toffee over a nice homemade tasting chocolate frosted cake donut, and the lavender donut, which is a cake donut with a lovely natural lavender flavour topped with some dried lavender for good measure (those are not purple sprinkles!).

Service is always very friendly and very concerned about the quality of everything.

What other little gem cafes do you know of serving good espresso at a reasonable price with nice sweet treats and very easy free parking? I love Little Mountain when in that area, but building up knowledge of several more in other parts of the city would be great!

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