Olive and Ruby can be found in Vancouver’s cool suburb of Kitsilano, or Kits. Named after the founders’ daughters, this community café prides itself on creating a peaceful, welcoming vibe and some of the most amazing smoothies in Vancouver.

The location

Set in vibrant Kits near the pool and beach, expect healthy types due to the nearby yoga and outdoor clothes shops lining West 4th Avenue. This is the birthplace of one of our favourite workout brands, Lululemon. It’s also a popular area with local families.

The setting

It has whitewashed high ceilings and a roof to floor glass window area with hanging chairs where you can swing and drinks your smoothie.

There’s a potted plant feature wall and we loved the vibrant wall mural by Vancouver artist Dana Mooney.

Amidst this cool vibe are warm wooden tables, metal chairs and white tiles and a backing track of soft jazz playing.

What else?

Olive and Ruby is active in the community and supports local artists and designers. Everything from the hand-crafted pottery mugs to pop-up fashion shows makes its mark.  Olive and Ruby also deliver via Door Dash and Foodora.

The fresh juice test

As the smoothie selection is so amazing, we decided to review several options. First off the Mint Chip a delicious mix of almond butter, banana, date, spinach, cocoa nibs, spirulina and fresh mint. Next we couldn’t resist the Pink Pear with banana, pear, beetroot, pineapple, raspberries and coconut water-what a combo. Finally, the Peanut Butter Cup with almonds, banana, date, cocoa, peanut butter, cocao nibs and a pinch of salt. They were all amazing.

What we ate

As we were there for breakfast, we went for the organic spiced oats bowl with house made almond milk, apple sauce, cinnamon, all-spice, cardamon, nutmeg, and clove topped off with granola and dried fruit.

Next we hit the “Things On Toast” section of the menu.

The Almond Butter and Jam- mix with organic almond butter, jam, sliced bananas and chia seeds was a winner.

 

The bill

Smoothies $8
Spiced oats $7.75
Almond butter and jam toast $8.75

 

Olive and Ruby

2839 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6

(604) 801-9600
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