Owner Matt Giannakos is about to start making me one of his famous Cafe Lattes.
When seeking out the perfect coffee shop people are generally looking for: (1) great coffee, (2) freshly baked in-house goods, (3) a friendly and outgoing staff and (4) a prime location. Cafe Crema is batting 4 for 4 and even more!
Matt Giannakos and his family have owned Cafe Crema located on the corner of 15th St and Bellevue Ave for 6 years. While his brothers work at their other great Cafe (Revolver in Gastown) and his parents are back and forth, Matt is forced to have a view of the ocean on a daily basis! There is a loyal customer base at Crema and many sit on the patio to sip their tasty beverages, or choose to get one to-go and walk along the seawall which is literally across the street.
While my go-to morning order is a Cafe Latte (delicious), the signature coffee according to Matt and his lovely staff is the Cafe Crema. When paired with their most popular in-house baked good (blueberry muffin) you are sure to get your day off to a great start.
If you are a VIP (or like to think you are), try ordering "The Gibralter" which is something that is not on the menu but sure to make you feel like a rock star. And, if you go to Cafe Crema enough times they may even name a drink after you which is the case when ordering "The Super Sara" aptly named after Dr. Sara Kinnon, owner of Bellevue Natural Health Clinic!
Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, give Cafe Crema a try...you'll love it. Make it a great day everyone and please go to the links below for more information on both Giannakos locations.
Jesse Dean Cook