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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…)

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…)

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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

September 23, 2015

The leaves are changing + so is our feature drink!

What a better day to re-introduce our Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte than the first day of fall! The leaves are changing, the weather is chilling – change is in the air. Some things are so good you need to bring them back + our limited edition Fall Favourite is available once more – Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte.

What makes the Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte so delicious? Bourbon infusion + sea salt + caramel all paired with our roasted espresso! Add perfectly steamed milk + you have great, amazing flavour!  Don’t believe us? Visit us at any one of our 10 locations + give one a try. But hurry, cause like all seasons….our feature drink will change!

Posted in A Take Five Cafe Feature

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.


Posted in A Take Five Cafe Moment

July 24, 2015


…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.

Posted in Take Five Cafe News

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

November 12, 2013

New Coffee Roasts at Take Five Café:
Terra Firma

At Take Five Café, we take coffee seriously. This fall, we’re introducing a new coffee roast to our drip coffee offerings – the Terra Firma. It’s a slightly darker roast, perfect for those November mornings where rain seems to be the only constant.

The Terra Firma is a Fair Trade, Organic Coffee that originates from Guatemala, Peru and Ethiopia and is grown in the Antigua, Andres and Sidamo regions. It is fully washed, semi-dried, grown at an altitude of 3,500 to 6,500 feet above sea level and features the following flavour characteristics:

Aroma: Subtle roast profile with dark chocolate notes and toasted almonds

Acidity + Body: Both Good

Flavour: Clean and rich with strong notes of dark chocolate and toasted almonds with a subtle hint of sweet dark cherries to finish.

So this November, when you need a change of pace and something comforting to start your morning right, stop by anyone of our locations and grab a fresh cup of Terra Firma. It’s bound to start your day on the right track.

Posted in Coffee - Drip Coffee

August 29, 2013

New Evening Service at
Take Five Café Gastown

A long time ago (also known as 10 years ago before Take Five Café was started) our Executive Chef was busy creating amazing Italian dinners at high end Caffé dé Medici Ristorante Italiano. After a 30 year history and too many amazing dinners to count, the restaurant eventually closed its doors in 2008 and Take Five Café received the full attention of Executive Chef Aron Zipursky.

And while summer has whizzed by, iced coffees have been enjoyed and beach days lived to the fullest, our test kitchen has been cooking up some exciting new dishes, and they’re making their way to our Gastown Café for everyone to enjoy.

Coffee by day. Wine by Night. Now, (more…)

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May 27, 2013

Gluten Free Options at Take Five Café

We’re thrilled to announce that this spring you can now find a selection of gluten-free products at any Take Five Café. We’ve received much feedback and are happy to announce that these options were developed in response to requests from our current customers. Our head baker was busy creating our exclusive Take Five Café gluten free flour substitute and then combining some great flavour combinations to come up with the below products:

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie, packed with chocolate, it’s a gluten free delight.

Gluten Free Apple Crumble Bar with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples on gluten free pastry, topped with streusel.

Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Muffin with grated carrots, apples, coconut, raisin, cranberries, apricots, almonds, walnuts, flax seeds + sunflower seeds.

Gluten Free Veggie Panino with Swiss cheese, grilled seasonal veggies, pesto mayo on gluten-free multigrain bread.

If there is something you’d love to see at Take Five Café, send us a note. We’re always interested in creating new flavour combinations and love hearing from our customers. Also, make sure to stay up to date and don’t miss any new product announcements by signing up for our monthly newsletter here.


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