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8 cozy cafes to check out in Burnaby

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but these cozy cafes are so delightful.

By Burnaby Beacon Staff | December 16, 2021 |5:00 am

The weather outside may be frightful, but there are plenty of cozy cafes in Burnaby that are delightful.

These cafes provide an escape when you need to warm up with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and get away from the rain or snow. Not to mention, they offer up some delectable light fare, making them ideal places for a quick bite to eat.

Check out our list of recommendations below.

Handworks Coffee Studio 


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With an antique feel and rustic interior, this very cute and cozy cafe is located on 6th St. Handworks is known for its coffee and pastry selection, but they also carry Zakka (which roughly translates to “uncategorized things” in Japanese). Please note, Handworks is currently take-out only.
Address: 7705 6th Street

Fondway Cafe


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This hidden gem near the Metrotown Skytrain station is a great place to sneak away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a good drink while studying or catching up with a friend. The interior is inviting and the large windows bring in beautiful natural light, making it a great spot to watch the rain or snow fall on a chilly Burnaby day.

Address: 4462 Beresford Street

Hiel Cafe


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If you’ve ever passed the corner of 6th St and 10th Ave in Burnaby, you’ve probably seen the large signage for Hiel Cafe. Although it’s located in a business complex, this spot serves up nothing but inviting vibes with warm lighting and lots of greenery. Not to mention, Hiel offers up fantastic coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dessert selection, including souffle pancakes, croissant sandwiches, and poke.
Address: 7885 6th St

Ki Cafe


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This beautifully decorated cafe in Royal Oak has a manga wall that looks straight out of Animal Crossing. It offers delicious Japanese treats including souffle cheesecakes, baked cheese tarts, and omurice, along with a wide selection of drinks.
Address: 105-6888 Royal Oak Avenue

Basak Cafe

Basak is the spot to go if you’re looking for a cozy space with a cheery feel. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you’re also in luck because Basak specializes in taco-shaped sweet waffles filled with cream, which they refer to as their “chubby waffles.”

Address: 4563 North Rd

Ambit Cafe 


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Ambit is an inviting cafe that specializes in hearty, house-made sandwiches and another lunch fare, decadent desserts, and an impressive roster of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages. It’s a wonderful local spot to escape those grey skies and warm up while enjoying some good eats.

Address: 6552 Hastings St

Standing Egg Coffee

This gem on North Road exudes coziness and also specializes in Dutch, Vienna, and hand-drip coffee. Pair that with one of Standing Egg’s beautifully handcrafted pastries and you’ve got a winning combo.

Address: #109-4501 North Rd

Caritas 9 Coffee Roasters

This Edmonds gem specializes in pour-over coffee with blends from Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, and Nicaragua. It’s a laid-back spot with an inviting ambiance.

Address: #104 – 7655 Edmonds Street

With files from Vikki Hui. 

Burnaby Beacon Staff

Burnaby Beacon staff.

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