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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 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…)

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October 20, 2015

Halloween has Gone Hollywood!

Back in the day – how far back I won’t say,
Halloween was recognized just for the day.
Your entrance might sport a pumpkin or two,
children in costumes calling out “boo”.
The odd firecracker lit for a very small crowd –
back in the day, Halloween wasn’t this loud.
Now it’s evolved like a Hollywood show:
Webs + witches all propped in a row.
Skeletons haunt the houses like ghosts,
black birds are neatly stapled to posts,
spiders displayed in all shapes + size,
batteries make the odd prop to rise.
There are objects in windows + pirates galore,
scary heads propped on tables – much gore!
So much has changed that it’s funny to say,
what’s missing from all this Halloween display?
What don’t you see so much anymore?
A pumpkin all lit, by the front door!
What’s better? Who knows? Halloween is a treat –
a chance where fun + creativity meet.
If you can’t beat them, join them, is what they all say.
So we have, and made our own treat to display.
Visit + buy some Halloween fun, next time you are on your coffee run.
Our cookie is cute, with webbing so neat,
it is our take on a seasonal treat.
Happy Halloween!

Plate of Halloween Cookies

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

July 24, 2015

SUNSHINE MAKES THINGS GROW…

…and that’s what we are doing at Take Five Café! We are excited to announce that we have added a new location to our Take Five Café family! Located in the Canaccord Building at 609 Granville Street, our newest location is in the heart of downtown and the ever popular shopping district. It is a lively area full of restaurants, shops + of course, Pacific Centre Mall. With so much to do downtown, it’s definitely an area worth exploring! And we invite you to do that….with Take Five Coffee in hand, we hope! Come visit our new location and be part of the excitement.

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May 26, 2015

Patio Seating: A Perfect Place to
Take Five!

One of the nice things about the Spring and Summer is that we get to be outdoors a little more! There is nothing better than enjoying a coffee break breathing the outdoor air, listening to the birds and perhaps, soaking up a bit of Vitamin D. Being trapped indoors isn’t always fun….although necessary, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle bustle of work and all of the deadlines  that need to be met. But what if there was another way?

Researchers have proven that even a 15 minute break….away from your desk, in another atmosphere will not only revitalize your senses, but make you accomplish more as well. Just like a vacation – 1 week away can sometimes feel as though you have had a 2 week break. Well, in the coffee break world, 15 minutes outdoors can feel like an hour!

Take Five Café is thinking of you. In fact, more than half our stores have patio seating ….just in time for the sun! Visit us at our new location in the BlueShore Building. We also have outdoor seating at our West Hastings, Brewery District, Granville, Surrey City Hall + Nicola locations. ..and with more sunny days ahead, we anticipate even more afternoon patio coffee breaks.
See you at Take Five – on the patio of course! For the best 15 minute break you’ll ever have.

Posted in Take Five Cafe Neighbourhood

April 27, 2015

New Coffee Roasts at Take Five Café:
La Flor del Café + Finca Aquiares

At Take Five Café we’re pleased to introduce 2 new coffee roasts to help you Spring through the season!

LA FLOR DEL CAFÉ

Regions: Antigua
Countries of Origin: Guatemala
Roast Level: Dark Roast
Aroma: Slightly smoky notes with hints of cedar + dark chocolate
Acidity + Body: Nicely balanced
Flavour: Fruit + floral notes dominate this cup with a slight sweetness + dark chocolate finish

FINCA AQUIARES

Countries of Origin: Costa Rica
Roast Level: Light Roast
Aroma: Honey with notes of spice + cinnamon
Acidity: Delicate
Body: Medium, well balanced
Flavour: Very sweet with notes of honey, brown sugar + cinnamon. Great balance and clean finish.

All our coffee beans are selected + roasted in small batches exclusively for Take Five Cafe. Coffee is roasted locally in a carbon-neutral facility in Delta, BC. This special “small batch” roasting process ensures a delicious taste profile you’re sure to enjoy.

If you love coffee as much as we do, come in for a visit and Take Five for yourself!

Posted in Coffee

March 26, 2015

Spring has sprung, and so has our new location!

After months of hiding inside from the cold, it’s time to get outside and get into the spring of things! The birds are back, the buds are blooming, and the grass is growing. It’s a time of renewal + new beginnings.

And on that note, it seems perfectly fitting to announce our newest Café location to join the Take Five Café family! Located in North Vancouver at 107 East 13th Street in the brand new BlueShore Financial Headquarters, our new café is right in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. It’s a lively area full of restaurants, specialty stores + professional services all framed by the beautiful North Shore Mountains. It’s definitely an area worth exploring!  And we invite you to do just that….with a Take Five Coffee in hand, we hope! We’re thrilled to join this new community and can’t wait to share some delicious flavours with everyone in the neighbourhood. Come visit our new cafe this week to see for yourself.

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December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Goodnight!

In this day and age of wanting “more”,
The meaning of Christmas has gone out the door.
So busy with shopping + buying more stuff,
We’re forgetting to know when enough is enough!
So our message is simple, take note if you will:
Don’t stress about gifts or whose stocking to fill.
Spend time with your loved ones whoever they be –
There are light shows to visit + Santa to see!
There are Christmas displays set up in the city,
The lights at VanDusen are really quite pretty.
Enjoy snow on the mountains, or ice skate at the square –
Enjoy a hot chocolate at a Christmas craft fair.
It really doesn’t matter what events that you choose,
When gifting your time, you have nothing to lose.
This season remember the most important part,
Is that you spend time with others – a gift from your heart.

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

March 13, 2014

New Coffee Roasts at Take Five Café: Rocket Fuel

As the spring season is almost upon us, at Take Five Café we’re pleased to introduce a new coffee roast to help celebrate the soon-to-be sunny days.

We wanted to introduce something a bit different, a very dark roast coffee that really resonates with an earthy and smoky undertone. After some careful (and enjoyable) taste tests, we’ve decided our newest coffee roast will be Rocket Fuel.

Rocket Fuel originates from (more…)

Posted in Coffee - Drip Coffee

January 20, 2014

Start the New Year Right.
My Take Five Afternoons.

We’re still celebrating the start of what promises to be an exciting and eventful New Year. To get the year started on the right foot, we’re enjoying our very own Take Five Afternoons. If you visit any of our cafes before 12 noon for your morning coffee, breakfast snack or quick treat, bring your receipt back that same afternoon any time after 2pm until close and enjoy a 12 oz specialty coffee for only $2.50 (regularly up to $3.75). This means your mid-afternoon pick-me-up iced latte or amazing cappuccino is available for a great price! For a limited time only, valid January 20th until February 28th.



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