It’s the kind of place you’d consider moving to Vancouver for.
It just feels like home. Albeit a slightly better dressed version of home.
The space is bright and well kept. A long wood table on one end full of chairs, every corner of the shop spotted with customers on laptops and small families with scones and curious and friendly gentlemen asking what kind of camera is that you are using?
The kind of place you don’t feel lame for getting a macchiato + a scone after you’ve already sat and drank your americano as slow as you can. It’s the type of space made for lingering.
I loved visiting Matchstick while I was in town to see my sweet friend Jamie Delaine. For 5 days all we really did was drink coffee and talk. Matchstick was the perfect backdrop to our conversations about life, photography, community + faith.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you had heard me go on and on about my love for a well-crafted espresso. But it wasn’t just that the space was lovely - every little thing about this place tells me that the people who own it and work it are doing it for no other reason than this is what they were meant to do. It shows.
If you are in Vancouver, you ought to stop by. Say Hi for me.
More photos of Vancouver yet to come.
All of these photos were taken with my Canon eos-1. Kodak Tri-x 400. Processed by Richard Photo Lab.