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Platform 7 coffee house, Hastings and Nanaimo, Vancouver -- any reports?

grayelf Dec 22, 2013 10:37 PM

Thanks to a mention on Sherman's Food Adventures, I've just become aware of this place. It looks rather promising, though I'm not a huge Stumptown fan. Any Hounds sampled their wares, coffee or otherwise?

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  1. el_lobo_solo RE: grayelf Dec 23, 2013 10:02 AM

    had double helpings of the salted choco chip cookies, even gluten-free IIRC. Also had the cappuccino, which was ok. The faux train station decor was different.

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      grayelf RE: el_lobo_solo Dec 23, 2013 12:27 PM

      Thanks, els. Was hoping for more in the coffee department, alas. May swing by anyway, if only to check out the Victoria train station motif and grab one of those cookies.

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        grayelf RE: grayelf Dec 31, 2013 10:26 AM

        After a disappointing lunch at Tacofina Commissary, we drowned our sorrows at Platform 7. Friendly yet self-effacing and expert service, delicious GF double choc expresso cookie (my DC was suspicious it might have gluten, it was that good), really solid coffee. Stumptown performed well in a cortado and a Chemex (Ethiopian). Very nice touch to prewarm the glass for my pourover. Both beverages had lots of body and oomph while still retaining the smoothness I covet in coffee.

        As for the decor, some might find it twee but I thought it was a relief from the sterile, designer places that seem to be a trend for cafes, at least the ones I've been frequenting. I could see hanging out here for a bit, either in a booth or one of the bright, street-facing tables at the front. I'll be returning for sure.

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