For the best coffee in town check out Raw Canvas on Hamilton street (1046) in Yaletown. Run by my awesome friends Steve Merkley (pictured), Paige Faraci and Colby Spencer, this place is amazing. Not only can you get a great Americano but you can purchase a canvas and paint your heart out in the back. Its got a great atmosphere, hip furniture and they're working on their liquor license.
If i'm not back from India by the summer, I'm gonna have my birthday there.