Review: Sea Tea Cafe (West Vancouver)
(Originally posted on my food blog, letseatoutonceaweek.wordpress.com)
Was in West Vancouver on both days during the weekend, and wanted to check out Sea Tea Cafe on Saturday….only to see that it was closed even though it was only 3:30 p.m. (The sign advertised that they were open daily until 7:00, so I guess whoever was on duty was sick… oh well.) The following day on Sunday, they were open so I decided to get a fruit smoothie.
Sea Tea Cafe is located on the corner of 16th Street and Bellevue Avenue, and it seems like a neat little place. There’s no seating inside, but there are a few tables out front and also in a small patio area to the left of the order window.
I thought it was certainly a nice place to grab a cold beverage and sit in their patio area for a bit. I got their Mixed Berries Smoothie, which was C$5.50 including tax. Yeah, I know we’re in October and it’s a little cooler now, but I simply love my cold beverages!
Oh yeah, the other flavours they have for smoothies are Mango and Peach.
I found a table to sit at and enjoy the smoothie – and gosh, it was really good! It was iced cold – just the way I like it – and very refreshing. I’d had a smoothie at the Renaissance Coffee at SFU recently, and it was no contest. This one at Sea Tea Cafe was way better!
And what can I say about Sea Tea Cafe… There were a few tables for people to sit at and hang out, and a couple of older ladies sat at one and chatted cheerfully. There was a portable radio on a square table playing some soothing music from the French CBC. There was this artificial waterfall in the corner next to where I was sitting. Just a nice, relaxing atmosphere. I enjoyed sitting there for a few minutes sipping on the smoothie. It was great! Peaceful, soothing music, iced cold and refreshing beverage…. very good indeed.
Sea Tea Cafe is also a good place to grab a bite and a beverage en route to a walk along the seawall. It’s definitely a place worth checking out if you’re in the area.
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014
What: Mixed Berries Smoothie
Where: Sea Tea Cafe, 101-1590 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
How Much: C$5.50 (tax included)