Tuesday – Friday 9-5pm
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday/Monday


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Social Enterprise of PHS Community Services Society
Managing Director & Chocolate Maker: Shelley Bolton
Coffee Roaster: Andrew Stock
Head Chocolatier: Gizelle Pare
Pastry Chef & Chocolatier: Jen Hallen
Culinary Support: Jane Cornborough



East Van Roasters is a bean-to-bar chocolate shop, coffee roaster and bakery that opened in April 2013. Our café is situated in the historic Rainier Hotel and has a warm and relaxing environment where you can watch parts of the chocolate making process happening in the roasting room or the chocolate lab. We love making chocolate and having a direct connection to the farmers that grow and harvest the raw cacao that we use. Chocolate making is a multi-step, multi-location process that we jump into once the dried beans arrive at our shop. We sort the beans, roast and winnow (remove the shells), grind and conche (refine) small batches of chocolate which we temper and make into chocolate bars or confections.

We are a social enterprise program of the PHS Community Services Society that provides training and employment opportunities to women living in the DTES. We are passionate about achieving the very highest levels of culinary excellence and customer service, and we invite you to come down and try our chocolate and coffee. For more information about our program please visit us online at www.eastvanroasters.com


Americas Silver and World silver for our 70% Pangoa, Peru single-origin chocolate bar

Canadian Silver for our “The Queen” 70% Guatemala chocolate with pineapple & pink peppercorn bar

Canadian Bronze for our Chocolate Nut Butter – which is stone-ground hazelnut, almond and 70% dark chocolate