49th Parallel Cafe and Lucky’s Doughnuts Open on Main
Local high-end coffee roaster, 49th Parallel has officially thrown open the doors on its second café and retail location, situated in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The 100-seat café offers a sunny patio, 16-seat cupping table, bar for single-cup preparations, and baked goods from the company’s new Lucky’s Doughnuts brand.
Joining 49th Parallel’s original location in Kitsilano, the Main Street café will showcase drinks made with the roaster’s own beans, including single-origin coffees and its Epic Espresso. “Flights” of coffee will be available to allow customers interested in specialty coffee the opportunity to compare beans sourced from different growing regions and producers. The increased space of this location will also allow 49th Parallel to offer educational seminars and courses, helping to share the company’s passion for coffee.
The introduction Lucky’s Doughnuts brings together a classic combination of excellent coffee and handmade doughnuts. “When we’re travelling, we always seem to find ourselves in doughnut shops that also serve great coffee,” said Colter Jones, who looks after the company’s retail operations. “We’re hoping to bring that same marriage between coffee and doughnuts to Vancouver.” The development of the concept saw Jones head to the US for doughnut-focused pastry courses, before joining forces with local pastry chef Dawne Gourley to create Lucky’s Doughnuts’ very own recipes.
A selection of the brand’s 13 different doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. The starting line-up includes a bacon-apple fritter, a coconut bismarck, a salted caramel old-fashioned, orange-pistachio with honey, and a peanut butter and jam square. Like 49th Parallel’s Kitsilano location, the Mount Pleasant café will also serve house-baked croissants from Thomas Haas.
Including the sunny 30-seat patio, the 2,800 square foot café seats approximately 100 people in the industrial-style space. Designed by Doris Hager, the café features garage-style doors, concrete stone counters, exposed beams and custom-cast fixtures. “Mount Pleasant has a proud industrial tradition, and the look and feel of the café is a tribute to the neighbourhood’s roots,” said 49th Parallel’s Vince Piccolo.
The new 49th Parallel Café is located at 2902 Main Street (@ East 13th Avenue). Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm.
ABOUT 49TH PARALLEL COFFEE ROASTERS
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. 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. www.49thparallelroasters.com
ABOUT LUCKY’S DOUGHNUTS
Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, Lucky’s 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. www.luckysdoughnuts.com