6:30am–5:30pm, Mon to Fri | 7am–5:30pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays
Executive Chef/Owner: David Hawksworth
Pastry Chef: Wayne Kozinko
Café Manager: Anna Heyd
Situated in the hub of Vancouver’s business and shopping district, David Hawksworth’s Bel Café combines expertly prepared food and beverages with efficient and friendly service in an inviting, vibrant and chic setting. Full table service is provided alongside a selection of ‘ready to go’ items featuring fresh baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads, nourishing soups, delicate tarts and exquisite jewel-toned macarons. Specialty coffees are custom roasted locally and served by a team of highly trained baristas. Artisan teas, fresh juices and select wines are also featured. Open daily from M-F 6.30am-5.30pm and from 7.00am-5.30pm on weekends, Bel Café is located at 801 West Georgia Street at Howe. For more information visit: www.belcafe.com.
The Beverage Program | Bel Café has partnered with 49th Parallel Roasters – not only one of the most respected roasters in the world, but a local fixture – to offer delicious and aromatic custom!blends.The staple of 49th Parallel’s offering at Bel Cafe will be the Hawksworth Epic Espresso. Focusing on seasonality, the blend will change subtly throughout the year – fresh coffees bring new nuances, but the focus is to maintain a balance of acidity and a delicate sweetness.
Bel Café exclusively serves TWG Tea, whose tea list numbesr over 1,000 different single estate harvest and exclusive tea blends from all of the 36 tea producing companies. Understanding the ever changing tastes of tea drinkers, TWG Tea offers limited edition teas, seasonal blends and is also constantly sourcing, innovating, expanding and refining the teas available.
Bel also sells a wide selection of TWG Tea for your enjoyment in your home.
At Bel Café, guests can enjoy the ambiance of a casual and chic European café; rich dark wood paneling; zinc service counters and table tops; honed black granite floors and classic leather upholstery play off of sleek menu boards suspended from the ceiling and a shiny high tech Mirage espresso machine by Kees van der Westen. A range of gourmet delights can be temptingly viewed through climate controlled glass display cases.
Fashioned from chromed ribbons of aluminum, reminiscent of spun sugar, Bel’s one-of-a-kind chandelier complements custom wallpaper in a palette of muted tones that reflect the soothing elegance and whimsy aesthetic of Bel. With careful attention to detail and use of quality materials, locally lauded Evoke International Design have created a gift-wrapped fanciful room that seamlessly blends its heritage roots with the vibrancy of its downtown setting and contemporary exceptional offerings.