All are welcome at
Heartwood Community Café0
Why locals love it
Heartwood is delightfully inclusive. It is a social action hub of East Vancouver, but it also manages to be a bar, restaurant, event venue, and meeting place. The goal is to keep everyone welcome, so you don't have to buy anything to chill here (in fact, there is always a "pay what you can" meal).
Why you should visit it
Heartwood is great for unwinding, enjoying a great event, catching up on your work, or hanging out with a friend (or, a few friends). Check in advance for closing times/events (notably, for afternoons/evenings). There are often tons of neat things happening after the listed closing time, and the cafe transforms into a social justice pub.
There is free parking on the streets behind the cafe.