|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop|
|Ambiance |||Offbeat, Quiet Conversation, Sidewalk Cafe, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Teas, Dessert|
|Amenities |||Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Take any bus on Granville Street # 98, 10 and walk one block east to Hemlock Street|
|Cross Street |||Hemlock Street|
|Monday to Friday 7AM to 7PM; Saturday and Sunday 8AM to 7PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 07, 2009
There’s something deliciously sinful about Wicked Café, a block away from busy South Granville. The charming coffee shop isn’t quite wicked, but with couches that make you want to laze the day away, a big street-facing window that encourages daydreams and a display window chock full of tempting desserts, it feels more decadent than your regular café. To top things off, it serves wonderful potent brews — definitely coffee to sell your soul for.
Step through Wicked Café’s doors, under a black and white awning, into a warm neighborhood joint, with soul aplenty. Eclectic furniture is smartly arranged to create cozy nooks and conversation areas. Some of the pieces have dark, heavy wood, which accentuates the devilishly red walls nicely, while outside, a pair of café tables to passersby. The café regularly hosts artwork and photography by local up-and-coming artists. It also has free Wi-Fi access for those toting their laptops with them. The place is small, so be prepared to order re-fills or share a table with a stranger.
Sinful Sips and Eats
Wicked Café’s coffee, sourced from Intelligentsia, is addictively good. Award-winning baristas work their magic from behind the shiny LaMarzoco espresso machine. For those who prefer their bevvies less caffeinated, Wicked also serves high quality tea from Steeps and delicious chocolate concoctions (try the dagoba spicy hot chocolate drink for an extra kick). Food-wise, Wicked serves a variety of sandwiches, soups, Liege waffles and desserts from Sweet Obsessions.