Donuts, burgers, oh my!
414 3 St. SW, Calgary
Who Phil Robertson and Sebastian Sztabzyb—the Phil and Sebastian behind Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters—plus chef Leslie Morrow
Why we’re excited Though flavours include decidedly untraditional offerings like the Uncommon cider apple fritter, the coffee bean kings are firm that their new doughnut shop will be “not too fancy”—ideal for those still reeling from 2013’s artisanal doughnut wave but who still want to pair a little something sweet with their Americano. hoopladonuts.ca
2042 W 4th Ave., Vancouver
Why we’re excited One address (and lease) now plays double duty—Their There coffee shop becomes minimalist burger bar Hundy come 6 p.m. each night, serving up Two Rivers brisket and shoulder patties, double-cooked fries and craft beer galore. hundy.ca
4194 Fraser St., Vancouver
Why we’re excited It’s a dream team of local heroes, taking over the former Bows and Arrows locale with a casual counter-service game plan: a tightly edited menu features classic rotisserie chicken as the star and well-priced, by-the-glass wine. ubuntucanteen.ca