Tag Archives: coffee shops

New Westminster’s Old Crow Coffee Co

Do you know why the hipster burned his lip while drinking coffee? Because he drank it before it was cool. 

Speaking of hipsters, the Old Crow Coffee Company looks like an atypical hipster enterprise. 

After all, who, other than some hipsters would open a coffee shop on a one-way back street in New Westminster and expect to have success? 

But you know, the folks behind Old Crow Coffee Co are doing good stuff. Of course I only tried an Americano coffee but I have to say, it was a very tasty cup of coffee. 

I will definitely be returning to Old Crow Coffee to try more of their menu. 

The Old Crow Coffee Company is located at 655 Front Street in New Westminster. 

Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop – Burnaby

This morning, rather than crossing the street to go to my usual big chain coffee shop I took a chance on an independent coffee/sandwich shop. It was a good choice.

The owner/operator of Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop welcomed me to the cafe and explained the breakfast menu, answered my questions about his business and prepared my ham and egg breakfast sandwich.


When I arrive early for school I sometimes pop into the big green mermaid coffee shop and will occasionally have the roasted egg and ham breakfast sandwich ($4.75) with a cup of coffee ($2).

At Raw Cuts the breakfast sandwich comes with a good quality cup of coffee. For $4 I got my breakfast sandwich AND a good cup of coffee! It was very good value and tasty.

My only complaint is that the breakfast sandwich at Raw Cuts was on a Wonderbread bun. Seriously, there is a small bakery just up the block and this restaurant would be well served by charging a little more for the sandwich and going up the block to get better quality bread.

Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop os located on the corner of 6th Street and 10th Ave – on the north-west corner of that intersection. It is a tough spot to stop if you are travelling by car but I will definitely be returning to Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop.