Phoscao Café

Named after a traditional French drinking-chocolate company, Phoscao Café (3007 Granville Street) also has very good sandwiches and muffins, plus JJ Bean coffee super-handy if you're doing a South Granville crawl. Vintage posters, a high ceiling, a fireplace, and lots of reading material give the recently opened spot a European feel. Owner Kam Poon ran another place down the street for 12 years, so she's already part of the community and it shows. If you get post-theatre dessert and latte cravings, note that this little spot stays open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.