While browsing through photos of some of the delightful coffee shops I’d like to feature on my coffee journal series, it dawned on me that I wouldn’t be able to include some of my favourite coffee shops because I don’t have pretty pictures to show.
These are coffee shops I frequent often, like the ones close to work and the one I go to on weekends; they make some of the best coffee I’ve had, but I’ve been in and out of these cafe so much that I don’t remember to take pictures anymore.
The Rocanini Cafe is one of those coffee shops.
Located in the picturesque fishing village of Steveson, I’ve been going to Rocanini since they opened their doors a couple of years ago.
These pictures are actually from two years ago; while Christmas shopping in Steveston, we stopped for a little coffee break.
I love the space at this cafe, it has beautiful bright interiors, large windows that let in natural light, high ceilings, warm wood furnishing and charming local art installations.
The cafe sits in front of a pedestrian scramble, which is always cool for people watching.
We end up here every time we go to Steveston, which is often, especially in the summers when Steveston is full of perfectly quaint and enchanting explorations, it’s a nice little getaway from the city.
Steveston also plays Storybrooke in the ABC tv series Once Upon a Time, so parts of the village feels like a movie set sometimes.
This is the perfect spot to slow down and linger over good coffee; they make chocolaty smooth almond mochas here… creamy lattes and other espresso drinks and pour-over coffee. They have a swanky cold brew setup and a fascinating lab-style siphon coffee.
The pastries, sourced from a local baker are always so tempting and the staff are friendly and helpful, one time they suggested a store where we could pick up an electric gooseneck kettle for a friend.
The coffee here is of course from their Vancouver roastery; we love their medium-roast beans from Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region, we always bring a bag home.
Rocanini Coffee Roasters – Steveston Cafe
3900 Moncton Street,
Richmond, BC V7E 3A6