Bean Around the World in Yaletown

Bean Around the World Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoThis cafe is fairly spacious and open for a spot in Yaletown. It was slow Saturday noon. I had a course nearby that I was taking, so I came here for a quick bite.

The service was OK. Maybe it’s the low lighting and dark walls, but it seems to affect the staff. It was very low key and almost lethargic atmosphere (the photo below has been lightened).

idearabbit_beanaroundtheworld_yaletown1However, the tables, sofas and booths are all spaced apart, and with so little customers, you could enjoy some privacy.

idearabbit_beanaroundtheworld_yaletown4I ordered the Chicken Fajita $5.95 and a London Fog $3 (small) with Tazo teabags. The fajita was spicy, and was ok. (as you can see, the lighting makes the food look kinda depressing)

idearabbit_beanaroundtheworld_yaletown3 idearabbit_beanaroundtheworld_yaletown2The London Fog was pretty good. I love their cup design. I’ve noticed that they got rid of their old logo that was red, green and black. I was not a fan! Although I’m not super stoked about their new one, it is a huge improvement. The subtle writing on the cup is a lot more creative and personal.

White-Rock-Bean-Around-the-World-SaltaireTheir old logo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chatime on Robson

Chatime Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI still remember when I was first invited to Chatime’s grand opening last summer on Broadway. Since then, Chatime has been the my bubble tea place to go. I also bring my friends, and they seem to like it too.

Since we were in the area, and one guy wanted some bubble tea after dinner, I led them over to the Chatime on Robson. Wow… again, another crazy line up. They are doing so well!

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I can understand. The reason why I like Chatime is being able to customize the drinks – for me, the sugar levels are of importance. Their cafes are bright and modern, though they could use expanding the cafe to double the size since all the tables are always occupied, lol.

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The service is quite slow, but with so many people, I guess it’s inevitable.

I love the simple use of Vicinity card. I got my free drink this time since I had gotten 10 drinks already. However, I’ve never had one ask if I had the card, so you’ll have to remind yourself to tap if you have one.

 

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Chaser’s Fresh Juice And Deli

Chaser's Fresh Juice And Deli Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI was taking a course a few shops down, and for lunch, I decided to try out Chasters. The place is small, but it was pretty empty, with only 2 groups of customers when I got there, and by the time I got my order, I had the cafe all to myself.

idearabbit_chasers5 idearabbit_chasers4 idearabbit_chasers3 I had a half Montreal Smoked Meat. $5 on whole wheat bread with all veggies except the hot chilly peppers.

idearabbit_chasers1 idearabbit_chasers2 idearabbit_chasers6The sandwich came wrapped in waxy newspaper wrappers which can be interesting to read.

nut_allery_allery_icon_smallFor those of you who are allergic to nuts, they are in containers that open and sitting along side the veggie containers.

The ingredients are fresh. Friendly staff. The area I sat had a really cool draft, but otherwise, ok for a quick bite.

They also have smoothie, salads and juices for those looking for a healthy eat.

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