It’s a way of life.
Annie, Spencer, and Aaron have opened up their darling cafe – and soon to be roaster – Matchstick Coffee. It hasn’t even been a week since the paper was ripped off the windows and the doors opened, and their shop has already solidified itself in Vancouver’s coffee scene. At the moment they are offering coffee from Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian, but as you can guess from the name and the pictures, the plan is to roast their coffee in house, something only done in a handful of shops ’round these parts. The cafe defines the word “spacious” and has plenty of natural light, places to sit, vinyl to listen to, and a communal table you won’t forget. Coffee is brewed to order via the Kone/Chemex duo, and espresso runs through a forest green Linea before it gets in your cup. Latte art is included free with every milk drink.
As friends and teachers and former co-employees, I wish these 3 much success and a huge congratulations.
Where: 639 East 15th Avenue (Basically Fraser and Kingsway)
When: 8am-4pm every day. (If you’re reading this a few weeks after publication – I’d check their website to see if they’ve shortened or extended hours)