by Andrew Morrison | Having just crammed the office full of fresh doughnuts, I remembered that a couple of weeks back we were tipped off by 49th Parallel Coffee Company that they would be shutting down their Kitsilano location in early 2013 and re-opening next door in the old Kits Coffee Company spot (2198 West 4th). If you haven’t already heard, the new joint will come complete with its own Lucky’s Doughnuts, and there was much rejoicing (mmm, fritters topped with applewood smoked bacon). Here’s what that might look like, based on what we’ve seen, sipped and munched on at their Main St. address…
by Andrew Morrison | Good news. The new location of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters at 13th and Main passed all of its inspections earlier today and will open ahead of schedule tomorrow at 7am. I took a quick look at the hive of activity this afternoon, and it’s looking especially sharp. The coolest thing about it – other than the fact its packaged together with Lucky’s Doughnuts (OMFG!) – is the long, communal table with its bespoke, swing-out tools. It even has a hand crank that elevates it to bar height for special coffee lectures/cuppings. I’ll have more on the new cafe in the Westender next week, so in the meantime, feast on the shots below and head down tomorrow to welcome them to Main.
by Andrew Morrison | We’ve been sitting on this for a while (construction began three months ago), but with the new neon sign going up yesterday, the cat’s out of the bag. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters is opening a new location on the southeast corner of 13th & Main (formerly Pinky’s Drycleaners). Does Main St. need another coffee shop? Sure it does! And one with Kees van der Westen machines, a 16 seat cupping table, 2 garage doors leading out to a patio, a fireplace, a wrap-around booth, and plenty of tasties aside from coffee (namely 13 different ringed wonders from Lucky’s Doughnuts). It’s a big space – much bigger than the original in Kitsilano – and D-day is penned in for the first week of June, with crossed fingers. Here’s more from a press release that will be making its way into the media ether next week:
FORTY NINTH PARALLEL COFFEE ROASTERS TO OPEN NEW MAIN STREET LOCATION
May 2, 2012; Vancouver, B.C.: Local boutique coffee roaster, 49th Parallel has announced that it will open a second café location next month, located on Main Street at the corner of East 13 th Avenue. The new café will also be home to a Lucky’s Doughnuts counter, representing the company’s first foray into food.
The 2,800 square foot café joins the company’s original West 4th Avenue location in showcasing 49th Parallel’s own range of small-batch roasted coffees. In addition, the much bigger new location will include expanded space for single-cup preparation, a 16-seat communal table that can be used for group cuppings, a 30-seat patio on the East 13th Avenue side, and garage-style doors that create an open-air space during warmer weather.
“It feels good to get back to our East Vancouver roots,” says owner Vince Piccolo, who grew up not far from the new café location. “We’re really looking forward to the extra space giving us the ability to offer cuppings and educational sessions for the general public. We’re excited to share our passion for coffee with the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.”
Bringing together the classic pairing of coffee and doughnuts to the Main Street café is the launch of Lucky’s Doughnuts. Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, Lucky’s Doughtnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. With all components made from scratch including jams, glazes and fillings, the company also strives to source locally and seasonally. A selection of 13 different doughnuts—six yeast varieties, six cake varieties and a French crueller, will be available each day, with varieties changing with the seasons. More information about the doughnuts will be available at www.luckysdoughnuts.com.
The new 49th Parallel Café is located at 2902 Main Street (@ East 13th Avenue), and is slated to open during the first week of June. Hours of operation will be Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, 8am to 8pm.
We’ve invited 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters to join our curated GOODS section as a recommended local cafe and coffee roasting company. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be posting their news in addition to hosting a page for them on our awesome list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support of Scout, and for making BC a more deliciously wired place to be.
Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Kitsilano Location: 2152 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Mount Pleasant Location: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Roastery and Office: 6741 Cariboo Road, Burnaby – 604-420-4900
Web: www.49thparallelroasters.com | @49thParallel @49thGreen @49thCafe | Facebook
Vince Piccolo – Owner
Mie Hansen – Green Coffee Buyer
Barrett Jones – Sales
Colter Jones – Lucky’s Doughnuts
Kyle Straw – Barista Training and Quality Control
Nic Witzke – Sales and Quality Control
ABOUT 49TH PARALLEL
49th Parallel Coffee Roasters endeavours to source the world’s finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With a true passion and dedication for specialty coffee, we are committed to offering only the freshest, highest quality coffee to our customers. Every batch of green coffee is carefully roasted to bring out its preeminent qualities. Our buyers travel around the world to meet directly with the farmers at their coffee farms in order to develop relationships that create a better future for everyone involved. We set ethical standards with our direct relationship program and pay a special premium that is above the Fair Trade price standard. The resulting discoveries from our efforts are proudly brought back for you to enjoy.
Every coffee is precisely cupped and carefully evaluated. No exceptions. No short-cuts.
With two locations, the 49th Parallel Cafés in the heart of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant showcase our own range of coffees, prepared expertly. Even the best coffee can be ruined if it’s not fixed correctly, and we strive to make every cup meticulously, whether you’re enjoying one of our single origin drip coffees or a drink based on our Epic Espresso. Consistently, hands-down, the best cup of coffee you’ll find.
The 49th Parallel Café in Mount Pleasant is also home to Lucky’s Doughnuts. Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, our doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. With all components made from scratch including jams, glazes and fillings, the company also strives to source locally and seasonally.