My new favorite coffee shop is called "Laughing Bean", and is located at E. Hastings & Slocan.
Vito, the latte artist, makes a wonderful cuppa. This is his first attempt at a bike latte, and he will be working on his "cruiser" and "crotchrocket" foamworks.
The shop staff is very friendly, they greet you like you are a best customer, and the ambiance is very relaxed and cozy. Check it out if you are in the neighborhood, or as a destination to get a bike latte.