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Revolver

Coffee Shop$$$$
Gastown, Vancouver
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  • Trixie B.
    Trixie BlumelOctober 26
    Bottled Cold Brews. Great Bean Selection. Little Hario Pots of Pourover. The Lemony-ist Lemon Loaf! Kind, Knowledgeable Staff. Wifi-User Friendly. Record Player. Coffee Nerd Gifties. Drift Magazine.
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Christine H.
    Only thing that would make it better is an outlet ANYWHERE. Amazing coffee shop but useless for charging anything.
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RSeptember 26
    Great coffee
  • John H.
    John HowarthAugust 24
    Fantastic range of coffees from around the world, served in a range of styles. Small selection of cakes and pastries available as well....
  • John H.
    John HowarthAugust 14
    Superb ever-rotating range of coffee from around the world with different brewing styles to chose from. Cakes and snacks and a cool minimalist interior...
  • Axel D.
    Axel DiewaldAugust 11
    Fabulous coffee in a unique atmosphere.
  • John B.
    John ButtJuly 22
    try a taster. its really interesting how different brew methods can make the same bean taste differently. or how one method produces varying complexities from different beans. a place for connoisseurs
  • Andreas S.
    Very good coffee. The place itself is a bit overcrowded sometimes but still good to do some work. Wifi available but slow.
  • Nuff
    NuffJuly 8
    Cool spot with friendly staff and a more extensive range of ways to drink coffee (for example, with tonic). Can fill up.
  • Daryl P.
    Knowledgable staff, if you have the time try the espresso flight for a fun experience.
  • Annie P.
    The least precious third wave coffee shop in YVR
  • David S.
    Double Espresso
  • T R.
    T RJanuary 29
    Try anything, no disappointments here. Great location.
  • Andre S.
    Andre SJanuary 26
    Some of the best coffee I've had.. and I'm from Australia
  • Dave D.
    Dave DeVisserJanuary 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee, service.
  • Tyler C.
    There's a reason why this is the highest rated coffee shop in Vancouver. Fantastic space, design and of course coffee. Vancity loves Espresso but Revolver kills the brews too! Get the coffee flight!
  • Denis A.
    Denis AnisimovDecember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't like the steel cone filter you can ask them to brew using another alternative method. They have them all!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best third wave coffee shop in town.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™October 4, 2016
    Best coffee in Vancouver
  • Devin H.
    Devin HuntSeptember 23, 2016
    Get a pour over. They have a custom setup with gold filters so they can bash out great filter coffee en made. Lovely.
  • Martin
    MartinSeptember 14, 2016
    They have coffees from world class roasters around North America and Europe. Of course, good baristas.
  • Roger D.
    Roger DashSeptember 4, 2016
    The coffee and service. The staff was so friendly
  • Victor S.
    Victor SoaresAugust 14, 2016
    Many people come here to buy fresh 6-packs!
  • eifeh s.
    eifeh sAugust 6, 2016
    Nice little coffee shop near Gastown. Great coffee, friendly staff and good pastries. The raspberry coffee cake was delicious. Not great for working as it can get loud. Good for hanging out or dates.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJuly 30, 2016
    Dope multi roaster cafe. The baristas are perfect, their drinks are perfect, and you can tell they take their shit seriously.
  • Marta D.
    Marta DevisJuly 9, 2016
    Incredible capuccino! It is expnsive though
  • Cleiton Caco M.
    Cleiton Caco MafraJune 25, 2016
    One of the best coffee shop in the world!!! Amazing environment
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SavarinoJune 24, 2016
    Espresso drinks
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirJune 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee shop in the city.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacJune 3, 2016
    Absolutely killer coffee
  • Pascal B.
    Pascal BirchlerMay 28, 2016
    Great hipster-ish place for fresh coffee.
  • Maraschino M.
    Maraschino MeriMay 27, 2016
    The tasting flight
  • Leah A.
    Leah AjMay 10, 2016
    Pour over and espresso
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraMay 9, 2016
    My new favorite place in Vancouver. Probably the best coffee in the city. You gotta try the espresso.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TutschekApril 25, 2016
    Great place to take guests or business contacts from out of town. Good coffee. Chill atmosphere that represents the coffee passion of the Pacific Northwest and Vancouverites in particular.
  • cnelson ︻.
    Pour over is the way to go.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KApril 5, 2016
    The lemon cake and espresso drinks are next level
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick ArmstrongMarch 18, 2016
    Splurge the extra 50c if they have a fancy espresso. Its worth it.
  • Ruogu K.
    Ruogu KangMarch 11, 2016
    The inner room is pretty big, good for work, except that the music is too loud.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GalekFebruary 27, 2016
    Exquisite coffee made with care and understanding of the craft.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KauppinenFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Espresso is always on point, The Baristas are very knowledgeable and educated in a wide variety of coffee extractions
  • Arnoud A.
    Arnoud AalbersbergJanuary 15, 2016
    Pro-shop. Great coffees, great latte-art and nail-art on the wall!
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJanuary 9, 2016
    Best macchiato! So good.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MathewJanuary 7, 2016
    oohh great one of the best coffee shop.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideJanuary 3, 2016
    Great selection of coffee from around the world (including Vancouver's Matchstick). Absolutely love the design and atmosphere of the shop, and baristas are awesome too! ☝️
  • Colleen W.
    Colleen WongDecember 29, 2015
    Try their flights!
  • Kirill
    KirillDecember 7, 2015
    Lovely place to work in Vancouver. Make sure you laptop is fully charged before you come. Sip great coffee and enjoy your day!
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AlhosainiDecember 3, 2015
    Everythinggggggg is amaaaaaaaazing
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerNovember 25, 2015
    Get the Tasting Flight and watch them brew all three in front of you (3 cups, so you could also share them with a friend).
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn INovember 17, 2015
    Excellent coffee in a beautiful and friendly environment. Don't overlook the baked goods.
  • Onur K.
    Onur KaraagaogluNovember 17, 2015
    go for brew flight
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Trevor T.
    Trevor TeoOctober 23, 2015
    Coffee and ambience
  • Vincent F.
    Vincent FilbyOctober 22, 2015
    The Santa Clara pour over is quite good.
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyOctober 12, 2015
    Beautiful and unique looking shop in Gastown. They really know what they're doing behind bar too.
  • Kittie C.
    Kittie ChanSeptember 19, 2015
    Takes their coffee seriously. Try the brew or taste flights that give you a selection of their brews "on tap".
  • Jake P.
    Jake PetersSeptember 19, 2015
    The filter of the day's always a good bet.
  • Grace P.
    Grace PakSeptember 17, 2015
    Enjoyed the macchiato!
  • Opp
    OppSeptember 8, 2015
    Pour over coffee. Mmm.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BennettAugust 31, 2015
    A coffee creation haven. One of the most fascinating, eclectically stimulating shops in the world.
  • Mark
    MarkAugust 24, 2015
    Plenty if room to sit next door in Archive and read their excellent magazine collection.
  • H I.
    H IAugust 18, 2015
    They have a wicked pour over coffee system going. Try the featured coffee!
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 29, 2015
    Ethiopian cold brew here.
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia CuevasJuly 27, 2015
    This café is the essence of this third wave of coffee movement.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeJuly 18, 2015
    Didn't try their pour-over, but it looks totally legit
  • Ava
    AvaJune 30, 2015
    great atmosphere and delicious coffee. lots of seating.
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiJune 26, 2015
    Best coffee place in Vancouver. Hands down.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJune 26, 2015
    The cold-brew coffee is almost worth it for the bottle alone.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HudsonJune 12, 2015
    Slightly more quiet seating area to on the right side of the main coffee shop. Beautiful displays of all sorts of coffee making devices.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 3, 2015
    Brew flights and coffee flights are awesome ideas. Do both! ☕
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Morten S.
    Morten StillerMay 21, 2015
    One of the best coffee places ever. Ever! Ever!
  • Seungwon J.
    Seungwon J.May 16, 2015
    Coffee, service, great atmosphere!!
  • Seungwon J.
    Seungwon J.May 16, 2015
    Get a ritual Americano and sit by window and people watch. There is more sitting next door. A big communal table
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MillsMay 2, 2015
    Best espresso in the western hemisphere.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WallApril 7, 2015
    Great atmosphere! I love the variety of coffees.
  • Zeid M.
    Zeid MMarch 30, 2015
    Very cool ambiance. Great coffee. You got try.
  • Isaac O.
    Isaac OverackerMarch 30, 2015
    Best macchiato ever.
  • Le J.
    Le JordanMarch 27, 2015
    The coolest coffee shop in Canada. Try a brew flight.
  • Katya N.
    Katya NMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to try new coffee - make sure to get it as pour-over!
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 12, 2015
    If you like acidic coffee, this is a place for you. Otherwise, get something else. On the other hand, the cafe is a greal place- you can get some work done, chat with some colleagues/friends, and more
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WallMarch 10, 2015
    So much awesomeness here. Love the coffee!
  • Jeehae L.
    Jeehae LeeMarch 10, 2015
    Pour-over coffee is perfect!
  • Curtis M.
    Curtis MFebruary 22, 2015
    Best coffee in Vancouver.
  • Timothy John G.
    Timothy John GarciaFebruary 18, 2015
    Nice place to unwind and get a pot of black coffee.
  • Julien V.
    Julien V.February 14, 2015
    Awesome coffee place!!
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BorthFebruary 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably the best coffee selection in the city. Plus they stock only the freshest and highest quality beans.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RoyJanuary 26, 2015
    Coffee here is absolutely fantastic. One of my favorites in Canada.
  • Eka B.
    Eka BelleJanuary 19, 2015
    Remarkable representation of not only local roasters, but regional (PNW) & now international third wave (The Barn) - and dynamic rotation.
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BrummittJanuary 11, 2015
    They occasionally do free tastings of coffee in the room with the long table. It's sure to over-caffeinate you
  • Stefan
    StefanJanuary 2, 2015
    Lovely space and great coffee. Seating can be limited when the tables are occupied by lonely hipsters with MacBooks.
  • Erik V.
    Erik VoldDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great work music playing with vinyl records.
  • Rachael C.
    Rachael CurrieNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing coffee! Some of the best I've had here in Van so far. They also have Ritual coffee from SF, yum! Super nice atmosphere too.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteNovember 18, 2014
    Good coffee in Gastown. Get the cold brew of you like iced coffees! The bottle is cool, take it home.
  • Marc A.
    Marc AafjesOctober 21, 2014
    Good collection of single origin from a variety of roasters. Well designed space! Recommend.
  • Becca G.
    Becca GilganOctober 11, 2014
    Do yourself a favour and order the Ritual blend. It's from San Francisco and you can TASTE the marshmallow!
  • Andy K.
    Andy KeilSeptember 27, 2014
    Dress like a hipster.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔September 22, 2014
    Try the raspberry coffee cake. Perfect addition to a flat white!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LooSeptember 16, 2014
    They don't have chocolate sauce, so no mochas. Good old espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes
  • Stefano J. A.
    Stefano J. AttardiSeptember 1, 2014
    Macchiatos. Choice of three different beans.
  • Irina S.
    Irina ShestakAugust 31, 2014
    Coffee, any coffee. All the coffee. Coffee
  • Maryam S.
    Maryam SalariAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best coffees I had in vancouver as far as espresso's are concerned! A hipster kind of place! New ways of brewing espresso and brewed coffee! Few options for pastry and very good quality!
  • The Network Hub
    The Network HubAugust 25, 2014
    Can't go wrong with Revolver, every thing here is awesome!!!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get their cold brewed coffee in a bottle and save 50 cents on your subsequent visits. It's like a mini coffee growler!
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenAugust 21, 2014
    These are true coffee geeks. They take the time to explain their offerings, so just ask. There's no wifi, just great coffee! There's ample seating in the adjacent room, entrance towards the back.
  • Sam D.
    Sam Dal MonteAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Vancouver’s third-wave coffee Mecca. Great for people-watching, especially if you like hipsters. Try the off-menu flat white.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HollowayAugust 17, 2014
    Wonderful coffee shop with great atmosphere. Awesome espresso drinks, but if you have a little time try a Tasting or Brew Flight - you won't regret it. If you love coffee don't miss this place.
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 15, 2014
    Perfect strong coffee. Love the decors. Great staff and fast service!
  • Rowan W.
    Rowan WeismillerAugust 13, 2014
    The coffee is made to perfection every time, and the vibe makes it a wonderful place to sit down and chill.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NickollsAugust 10, 2014
    Great coffee. Hipster Valhalla
  • David G.
    David GwilliamAugust 9, 2014
    Got the Duet, a single shot espresso with a single shot macchiato. No regrets.
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BorthAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Super tasty coffee and an awesome atmosphere for conversation.
  • Tatsuhiko M.
    Tatsuhiko MiyagawaAugust 8, 2014
    Great coffee selection including Ritual Coffee from San Francisco and a serious hipster look. A must after a porchetta at Meat&Bread.
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn ParkinsonAugust 7, 2014
    Best coffee in Vancouver. Period.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    The cold brew coffee is pretty great.
  • Philip
    PhilipAugust 6, 2014
    The cold brewed coffee!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This small, independent cafe exemplifies Vancouver. It's not overly decorated. There's a roughness to the design. They make simple and precise coffee that hipsters love. Read more
  • sri r.
    sri raghavanJune 4, 2014
    cappuccinos are great.
  • Paola B.
    Paola BenavidesMarch 16, 2014
    George's macchiati are the best
  • Kristina
    KristinaFebruary 25, 2014
    Best coffee in Vancouver with true experts on the brewing devices. (Incredibly friendly btw.) Ask for the daily recommendation at market price. If you're up for some tasting, try the brew flight.
  • Raphael M.
    Raphael MarinhoFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They have a whole bunch of more seating now at the Archive space! Still same excellent coffee
  • Eren Atakan T.
    Eren Atakan TuranJanuary 25, 2014
    ah be revolver :DDD
  • Arshia M.
    Arshia MNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great latte and drip coffee
  • Ami S.
    Ami SanyalOctober 13, 2013
    Pour-over champs. Staff knows how to handle a rush while remaining friendly and efficient
  • Omar W.
    Omar Wadian-ChalcraftOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff, I'd say they (probably) have the best coffee in town!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HoOctober 4, 2013
    Zomg espresso and coffee both delicious. Day we went was quite busy though!
  • Jannes W.
    Jannes WesselsSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing coffee. Highly recommend. Be sure to try the cold brew in the summer
  • Nicole d.
    Nicole de BeaufortSeptember 16, 2013
    Just stand back and let them work their magic.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BissonSeptember 13, 2013
    Seriously try the cranberry cake with your coffee. It's amazing. Also can I just say as a montrealer a little out of her element this place is a friendly slice of comfort!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FlemingJuly 30, 2013
    Ask for a 8oz capp... Great balance of milk and coffee
  • Quinten F.
    Quinten FarmerJuly 12, 2013
    Great coffee and incredibly nice, helpful staff. And they have wifi! Network "Middle Earth" password "revolvercoffee"
  • Gagan D.
    Gagan DieshJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tables are just that tad too short to be comfortable for a work meeting with more than two people. But hipster heaven to the max. To the m.a.x.
  • irishboyinlondon
    irishboyinlondonJune 5, 2013
    Amazing place with great coffee and nice staff! Gets very busy! Try and get a bench along the side (though these were packed when I visited)
  • Bianca A.
    Bianca AbbottJune 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cold brew coffee is back!!! \0/
  • Raphael M.
    Raphael MarinhoApril 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    These guys sell Phil & Sebastian coffee beans!
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BorthApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Phenomenal latte
  • Mrs. P.
    Mrs. PrimeMarch 2, 2013
    Coffee was okay, but the VOLUME of the music does not to be at a 2 am bar level, when it is only 4:30pm in the afternoon!!! Will not be coming back, or if you do, bring earplugs!!!
  • californiablue s.
    californiablue sFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    tasty Hot Chocolate $4 off menu!
  • Mariana A.
    Mariana AcuñaDecember 6, 2012
    Seriously best coffee in North America! Get the macchiato soooo good! Specially on a cold rainy day... (any day in Vancouver that is :)
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiSeptember 18, 2012
    Try the cold brew, it's strong and super refreshing.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrackmanJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try something a bit different. They have a '12 hour brewed cold coffee' that comes in a glass flask you get to keep. I imagine its coffee's equivalent to bong water. Its strong and refreshing.
  • Dolapo F.
    Dolapo FalolaMay 25, 2012
    a must add to any hipster coffee shop list. cool spot.
  • V Marysol R.
    V Marysol RMay 10, 2012
    What are you eating there?
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerApril 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They take debit!
  • Dee D.
    Dee De Los SantosMarch 6, 2012
    Best coffee in town, hands down.
  • Tristan K.
    Tristan K.February 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    everything is good. lattes are sublime and smooth. lots of brew methods including syphon and aeropress
  • Caro M.
    Caro MastrettaFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee downtown. Have the Macchiato. :)
  • Sam D.
    Sam Dal MonteFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit across from someone you don't know.
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReynoldsJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do ask for the flat white, it's lovely.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NusNovember 21, 2011
    There are no available electrical outlets so if you want to work on your laptop you basically only have as long as your battery lasts.
  • Nimalan M.
    Nimalan MahendranNovember 15, 2011
    Like Meat & Bread for coffee
  • michaelnun
    michaelnunNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best coffee in town. Definitely worth it.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay ChetekOctober 21, 2011
    Try the coffee feature but be warned - it's pricey.
  • Muerta R.
    Muerta RicoOctober 19, 2011
    I love it when a spot is even better than you had heard!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClarkOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee and espresso in town with a serious hipster feel
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WongOctober 5, 2011
    Gluten free chocolate cake is delish!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DuffyOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try a soy latte..love that it's served in a glass, as it should be.
  • Keaton R.
    Keaton RitchieSeptember 30, 2011
    Gorgeous space despite a slightly inaccurate world map. Ask for notes
  • michaelnun
    michaelnunSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent coffee and an amazing space. Done with some serious style.
  • Mac P.
    Mac PartingtonSeptember 19, 2011
    Coffee knowledge is top shelf! Great coffee experience !!!
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia S.September 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best coffee in town and prices with no pretension. Panama is good and don't miss the homemade baking, especially the raspberry coffee cake. (Same owners as Crema in West Van)
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Beware, they serve double espressos that are appropriately priced. Don't rejoice too loudly.
  • Robyn Y.
    Robyn YagerSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for a barista's recommendation and go stand at the back standing bar. There's also reading material at the front shelves :)
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Sprite here is flat and lacks sweetness. It tastes like water. Don't order it!
  • Izzam @.
    Izzam @RegencyAutoSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Macchiato and a chocolate croissant!
  • Emily O.
    Emily OakAugust 26, 2011
    Delicious nuts
  • Bfortch F.
    Bfortch FortchAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The iced mochas here are gonna be so tasty! Ask for xtra whip they make their own!!
  • Nick I.
    Nick IlyinAugust 6, 2011
    The Gibraltar will be stunning when they open.
  • Yess V.
    Yess VelascoOctober 27
    Todo es excelente!
  • Pedro R.
    Tiene un lindo ambiente, preparación de buenos cafe
  • Hiroki T.
    Hiroki TanakaFebruary 26, 2015
    ワインテイスティングのように3種類の豆を同じ入れ方で、または同じ豆を3種類の入れ方で楽しめます
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