Nester's Market Cafe
Nester's Market may seem like another overpriced Yaletown grocery store -- and in a sense it is. It's located underneath another big concrete and glass overpriced condo building and exists primarily for the lazy Yaletownites who go for convenience over price.
However, Nestor's has incredible sales and their meat section is relatively cheap. To top things off, it really is 'Where the Locals Shop!" as their slogan says. The staff is friendly, they get to know you, and you always end up running into the same people over and over again. It makes Vancouver feel like a small town.
However, the best part of Nester's (oddly enough it's almost the best kept secret) is that there is a small cafe inside with big windows looking out onto the busy city streets. It offers fabulous fresh coffee (sometime's it's free!) and a great selection of premade items, from breakfast bagels to curries to decadent desserts. While the prices are a bit higher than packaged food of the same variety, they are extremely reasonable when you compare it to eating out. They'll heat the food up for you and you can walk right over to the little self service cafe and watch the world go by.
I'd recommend the Oat Fudge Bars, they are the same ones they sell at Starbucks, but cheaper and fresher, and their Indian pre-made stuff is da bomb.
NESTER'S MARKET CAFE (Yaletown)
990 Seymour St.
Try: Oat Fudge Bars