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December 18, 2019

Celebrate the Season!

The holiday season is here! And it arrives with many promises… Is it truly the most magical time? Is it really the happiest, most jolly, most merriest time of the year? For many, when they hear the word  “Christmas”, panic comes to mind. The hustle bustle of shopping, the long to-do lists + the overwhelming feeling of everything that needs to be done in a short amount of time.

If you find yourself in a rut this holiday season why not focus on a few holiday traditions to keep your spirits in check. After all, you know the ode to any situation – it is better to give than to receive. If this is true….our list of traditions to give or share, is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Christmas Stocking Fun
Craft unique stockings for each family member that will be used for years to come + encourage each member of the household to wrap one small, creative item to add to every stocking each year. Santa shouldn’t have all the fun!

Build a Gingerbread House
Adorable, delicious + fun to assemble. Gingerbread house kits are available everywhere. A cute + crafty way to decorate for the holidays. Have a prize for best house.

Give a Meaningful Ornament
Add a little something special to a loved ones tree by gifting a meaningful ornament. Choose one that signifies a milestone or special moment from their year.

Read a Christmas Book or Choose a Movie
From The Night Before Christmas to The Polar Express, there’s a wonderful variety of Christmas tales or movies to enjoy. Make it an event to look forward to by including festive drinks + snacks.

Organize a Festive Dinner
Gather with family + friends for a festive meal over the holidays. Make it a pot luck event + encourage traditional favourites be brought.

Host a Cookie Exchange
Start a new cookie tradition. Everyone brings multiples of the same cookie which are shared on the day. The take home is a lovely variety of seasonal shaped shortbread, gingerbread, butter tarts + every chocolate cookie available.

Tour Outdoor Christmas Light Displays
Twinkling lights get everyone in the spirit.  There are many drive by displays, but it’s also fun to find a neighborhood that is notorious for its creative decorations. Be sure to tune into your favourite Christmas station.

Enjoy a Holiday Classic
Visit us at Take Five Café + enjoy one of our seasonal coffees. Choose from the classic taste of Egg Nog, old fashioned Candy Cane, or the flavour of timeless gingerbread –all created with our perfectly balanced espresso + creamy steamed milk.

And what makes these holiday beverages even better?…they truly are all dressed up and ready to go!…in a santa suit, of course!

We hope this year you can find your best way to get in the holiday spirit!

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December 18, 2018

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go,
Lights are glistening everywhere; decorations are hung with care,
The only thing that’s missing here is snow!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, trees dressed in every style,
Some in colours like red + gold, with ribbons + lights so bold,
And topped with stars that always bring a smile…!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, bakers are baking more,
Extra cookies, squares + cakes, decorated for all our sakes,
With chocolates, nuts + candy canes galore!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you see,
Tiss the season to give + share, and show people you really care,
And be the best that you can really be!

It only takes a minute or two to show people you care. It’s as easy as donating a looney or two, helping a neighbour hang lights, sharing cookies with co-workers or taking a friend for coffee! And remember, if you are strapped for time, you can always visit your nearest Take Five Cafe for a bundle of cookies or a cup of holiday cheer!

Candy Cane Mocha: Custom roasted espresso, steamed milk, dark chocolate + peppermint

Egg Nog Latte: Custom roasted espresso, steamed milk + egg nog with nutmeg

Gingerbread Latte: Custom roasted espresso, steamed milk infused with gingerbread

Candy Cane Brownie: Chocolate cream cheese brownie infused with peppermint + topped with crushed candy canes

Chocolate Cranberry Cookie: Chocolate cookie with walnuts + chocolate chips

Mocha Scone: Chocolate + coffee scone drizzled with almond glaze

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November 23, 2018

Dressed for the Holidays!

Whether you’re walking back to your office, strolling in the crisp outdoors or taking a  treat for a friend, our favourite seasonal drinks are dressed + ready to go!….just in time for the holidays.

Choose from the classic taste of Egg Nog, old fashioned Candy Cane, or the flavour of timeless gingerbread –all created with our perfectly balanced espresso + creamy steamed milk.

And what makes these holiday beverages even better?…they truly are all dressed up and ready to go!…in a Santa Suit, of course!

Visit us today to get in the holiday spirit!

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

December 15, 2016

Take Five Cafe 2016 Holiday Hours

Shop till you drop with a little caffeine fuel along the way. We understand that holiday shopping can be tiresome. Whatever your holiday wish list looks like, one thing won’t be hard to find: your Take Five Café coffee. We’ve got you covered when you need an espresso pick me up. Come visit us and enjoy your favourite or indulge in one of our holiday classics: Egg Nog Latte, Gingerbread Latte or Candy Cane Mocha. Check out our holiday hours for all store locations below:

Pacific Centre
Christmas Eve: 6:00am – 5:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 6:00am – 9:00pm
December 27: 9:00am – 6:00pm
December 28: 6:00am – 7:00pm
December 29: 6:00am – 7:00pm
December 30: 6:00am – 9:00pm
Dec. 31: 6:00am – 5:00pm
New Year’s Day: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Richmond Centre
Christmas Eve: 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 8:00am – 9:00pm
December 27: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
December 28: 9:00am – 9:00 pm
December 29: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
December 30: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
December 31: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
New Year’s Day: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Metropolis
December 18 to December 23:  8:00am – 10:00pm
Christmas Eve:  8:00am – 6:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 8:00am – 9:00pm
December 31: 8:00am – 6:00pm
New Year’s Day: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Brewery District
Christmas Eve: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
December 27: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 28: 6:00am – 5:00 pm
December 29: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 30: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 31: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
January 2nd: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Surrey City Hall
December 23rd – January 2nd Closed

West Hastings
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day:  Closed
December 27 – 30: 7am – 5:00pm
December 31: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed

Nicola
Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 8:00am – 4:00pm
December 31: 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

Canaccord
Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 6:00am – 9:00pm
December 31: 8:00am – 5:00pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

North Vancouver – Blueshore
Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
December 27: Closed
December 28: 7:00am – 7:00 pm
December 29: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
December 30: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
December 31: 8:00am – 4:00pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
January 2nd: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Have a safe and happy holiday season from the Take Five Café Team.

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December 13, 2016

Twas Two Weeks Before Christmas

Twas 2 weeks before Christmas + all in our midst,
Is the joy of the season mixed with fear of the “lists”.
The lights for the house sit by the front door,
The Christmas tree stands waiting for décor.
The mantle is cleared but no garlands in sight,
The stockings aren’t hung cause the hooks are not right!
The night to bake cookies seems to be on hold,
And the egg nog is sour cause it wasn’t kept cold.
And there’s no gifts to wrap cause they haven’t been bought
Although you are scrambling there’s less time than you thought!
When what to your wondering ears should you hear? Take Five’s solution to the lists of the year!

Don’t rush + don’t panic just don’t make it hard.
The lights for the house can be used in your yard,
A bauble or two will dress up your tree,
Glowing candles for the mantle is perfect – you’ll see!
The stockings can sit by the hearth near the wall,
As we make your list simple you’ll note, that’s not all!
Take Five has the cookies for sale – you’ll be thrilled!
And the egg nogs in lattes – which are hot + not chilled.
And the best tip of all if gift buying is hard?
Come visit Take Five for a simple Gift Card!
We can hear you exclaim + for good reason,
Merry Christmas to all! Your list is done for the season!

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November 23, 2016

Buckle Up!

santa belt

Buckle up + get ready as it’s the magical time of year where even the coffee cups are dressed in holiday style! It’s also the perfect time of year to treat yourself to a holiday inspired beverage. Choose from the classic taste of Egg Nog, old fashioned Candy Cane, or the flavour of timeless gingerbread – all created with our perfectly balanced espresso + creamy steamed milk. Stop by Take Five Café + get into the holiday spirit!

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March 18, 2016

Eggstra Company over the Easter Holiday?

We know you love them….the family + friends that come visit during holidays. But are you prepared for them? After prepping the guest room, buying the groceries + making the space, did you find time to bake? There is nothing more welcoming than a plate full of goodies – or as the Easter Bunny prefers:  a basket!  We have oodles of tantalizing desserts + squares that are available by the piece+ they are so big, they are easy to share! Some of our favourites include… (more…)

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December 18, 2015

Invite the Grinch to Steal Christmas

It’s been written in books + shown on the screen, the tale of the Grinch, + how he’s so mean….

A miserable sort who does his right best, to take joy + love from all of the rest.

 

But as good stories go, ones with a good end, we’re shown how he goes from evil to friend,

How he takes from the Who’s to ruin their day, only to find Christmas comes anyway.

 

We all have that person, the Grinch in our mist, who seems to display all black marks on the list.

Perhaps, as the story, there’s more to their tale, perhaps there’s a soft side that needs to unveil.

 

This message is simple – beat the Grinch with a smile, spend time if you can – go the extra mile.

A box of your cookies, an invite for tea – show them they matter, give kindness for free.

 

No need to avoid them, keep them in sight, give them attention – perhaps an invite!

They can’t steal your Christmas – you saw the show!  They can’t steal a thing, here’s how we know:

 

‘Tis the season for giving, you’ve all heard the quote, but we’re not talking “things”, here’s what the Grinch wrote:

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

December 8, 2015

Take Five Cafe 2015 Holiday Hours

We understand that holiday shopping can be tiresome. Pajamas for Grandma; a new camera for Dad; a teddy bear for baby and light up antlers for the puppy. Whatever your holiday wish list looks like, one thing won’t be hard to find: your Take Five Café coffee. We’ve got you covered when you crave an egg nog latte or need a peppermint chocolate pick me up. Check out our holiday hours for all store locations below.

Pacific Centre
Christmas Eve: 6:00am – 5:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 6:00am – 9:00pm (more…)

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

November 23, 2015

All Dressed up and ready to Go!

Whether it’s back to your office, a stroll in the crisp outdoors or a treat for a friend, our favourite seasonal drinks are dressed + ready to go!….just in time for the holidays.

Choose from the classic taste of Egg Nog, old fashioned Candy Cane, or the flavour of timeless gingerbread –all created with our perfectly balanced espresso + creamy steamed milk.

And what makes these holiday beverages even better?…they truly are all dressed up and ready to go!…in a santa suit, of course!

Visit us today to get in the holiday spirit!

santa belt

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday