Lifestyle & Parenting

East Van Boys Open Café in The Hood

December 22, 2016

Local coffees and teas, check. Homemade pastries, check. A place of community connection, check.

Longtime friends PL Lee and Stanley Wan became friends at Templeton Secondary School and are now business partners of AER, a cozy café blocks away from their original stomping grounds. Some must-trys at this East Van café include sandwiches made with homemade sourdough, coffee made from locally roasted Moja Coffee, and the uniquely flavoured orange cardamom flan. Named after a play on words on the senses (think: aerate, aroma, airy), AER Café perfectly lives up to its name: white Eiffel chairs and potted ferns bring lightness to the warm, wooden space.There’s even a mini library with books ranging from Harry Potter to Palahniuk to encourage customers to sit, stay, and connect.

Capture your next #dailycortado at AER. —Miranda Sam

AER Café, 2263 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. 604-258-8749. 



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