Day offs call for a little exploring around Downtown Vancouver. The past few weeks, my work schedule has been so hectic, and it’s been a while since I went out to explore the city. So yesterday, I met up with my good friend Camille and we went around town. Our initial plan was to stroll around, and visit this newly opened coffee shop called Nemesis. Unfortunately, it was already closed when we got to the place.
Since the coffee shop that we initially planned to visit was closed, we ended up going to Dalina. A coffee shop located in the heart of Chinatown. I’ve been to a lot of coffee shops, but right when I entered this place, I instantly fell in love. You will be greeted with fresh flowers and plants, as you enter the shop. As well as the pleasing, clean design of the coffee shop. This is definitely my kind of place, their aesthetics is what I live for. Marble, and white walls??? Yes, please!! Dalina does not only serve coffee and pastries, it has its own grocery at the back-end of the shop too. Which is really interesting. I don’t think I have ever seen a coffee shop with its own grocery store in it.
We had a great time catching up over a good cup of coffee. And as the night falls, we head back to Gastown. Gastown is the oldest neighborhood and probably one of the most photographed places in Vancouver. As you wander around Gastown, whether during the day or at night, you’ll definitely find something to do. There are a lot of fashion boutiques, restaurants and some night clubs around the area. But what makes Gastown different from other neighborhoods in Vancouver is the site’s old architecture.
Despite the cold and overcast weather, we had a good time catching up, and we were able to snap some great photos here and there. Sometimes it’s fun to play tourists in our own city, we get to discover a little something more about it.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special?