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January 31, 2018

New Year, New You!

How about a compromise instead….
The New Year seems to be the time people choose to turn a new page. Most look at January as the start of positive changes + the end to bad habits. We put high expectations on ourselves which is further enhanced with the repeated tag line: New Year, New You. The question is, are we setting ourselves up to fail?

Change is a process. Most unhealthy habits took years to develop, so it only makes sense that they take time to break. It is hard to maintain new routines if they are very different than what has been the norm in everyday life. And besides….what is wrong with the old you!?  We think you should focus on tiny steps + compromise instead.  Perhaps eat healthy during the week, but allow a small treat on the weekend. Or commit to the gym a few times each month but park further away from your destination to squeeze in some extra walks everyday. Being too rigid in your goals is a sure way to help foil your resolutions + besides, don’t we all deserve a break now + then?

No matter your approach to obtaining your goals, we have something waiting for you.  Whether it be the five servings of fruit + veggies in our Fruit + Veggie Smoothies, or the decadent chocolate in our Classic + Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolates, the decision is yours! And if you decide to grab a smoothie during the week + a specialty hot chocolate on the weekends, we won’t tell!

Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year full of adventure, successful resolutions + compromise!

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April 13, 2017

Bringing the South to You…
One Sip at a Time!

So we all know how the saying goes: April Showers bring May flowers. But what happens when January, February + March showers just brings on more showers? While it’s true that continuous rain can have some negatives effects for some, we thought it much more beneficial to focus on the positives:

              • In every movie or song, it’s always better to be dancing or singing in the rain.
              • Without rain there would be no rainbows!
              • Puddle jumping would be impossible without rain!
              • Lots of rain means no water restrictions!
              • Rain is a great excuse to stay in bed watching t.v.
              • Everything stays green!
              • The patter of rain drops is a soothing sound.
              • Rain teaches us to appreciate the sun!

And finally….when you have no one to blame, you can blame it on the rain!

We hope this rain doesn’t have you down but if it does, visit us + enjoy our new fresh roasted, Southern Italian coffee blends. The beans are roasted in a traditional Italian fashion. We like to think we are taking you South, one sip at a time!


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August 25, 2015

Enjoy These Last Summer Days

When the calendar is showing the end of August, all it takes is a rain drop or two, to remind us that September is fast approaching. Add the “back to school” commercials + a morning ride that has evolved into the morning rush + it becomes quite clear – Summer is nearly over!

Inevitably, the slow pace of summer can’t last forever + while we at Take Five Café can’t slow down time, we can make things easier for you. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to “Take Five” + treat yourself!

Our coffee drinks are crafted from locally roasted gourmet coffee beans + compliment our long list of house baked items. All panini + wraps are created from locally sourced ingredients + our meats are oven roasted in house. Add a decadent “dessert in a cup” frappini or a smoothie blended with 5 servings of fruit or veggies to the mix, + we think we have something for everyone. Do you want gluten free? We have it. Old fashioned oatmeal? New age quinoa? We have that too!

If you need a treat, visit one of our locations. You may not be able to slow down time, but you are able to slow things down in your day!

With 10 locations to serve you, we hope you find us in your neighbourhood.


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February 26, 2014

Pink Shirt Day 2014

Today our Take Five Cafe team is wearing the official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts and making some noise against bullying. Stop by any of our locations and pick up a pink pin or a pink cupcake. All proceeds from the sale of Pink Cupcakes are donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund in support of anti-bullying initiatives around British Columbia. Join the movement and follow along as our day unfolds with our Pink Shirt Day Facebook Album.


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July 22, 2013

Celebrating Summer at Take Five Café

At Take Five Café, we’re celebrating the sun. Summer in Vancouver is the best of everything; longer days, warmer weather, and hopefully a bit of time to ‘take five’ for yourself.

For the perfect summertime treat, stop by any Take Five Café and try a refreshing fruit smoothie. Made with some of our favourite fruits (peach, mango, strawberry, to name a few) and full of flavour they are the perfect afternoon pick-me up.

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November 28, 2012

Take Five Cafe + Big Brothers Announce Newest Mixologist Winner

We’re pleased to announce our newest Take Five Cafe Mixologist and winning drink, with our second annual partnership with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.

See below for all the details from Big Brothers and stop by to enjoy a Vanilla Explosion starting December 1st…

This past September, Take Five Café joined Big Brothers at the Big and Little Picnic at Confederation Park. (more…)

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August 9, 2012

Sharing More Photos
(Of Coffee and Good Food This Time)

Yes, it’s safe to say we’re addicted to the Instagram world too. We first caught the bug at the beginning of last month (with this coffee photo update). Combining latte art, amazing freshly made food, and (more…)

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July 6, 2012

Sharing Photos (of coffee of course)

Okay we admit it, we love taking photos of our coffee and food. There’s just something about capturing that perfectly crafted latte art or that decadent looking tiramisu, and we’re hooked.

We’ve joined Instagram. (more…)

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April 26, 2012

Coffee and Creativity

When it comes to coffee preferences, there are numerous possibilities. Your latte, half sweet with a hint of hazelnut. Your Americano, strong, bold and flavourful. Your Espresso, small, tasty, and with a good kick of caffeine. Like anything in life, it is our differences that truly set us apart, right down to the details of coffee.

What made us think of all our differences? (more…)

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