I feel it’s tiny and perfectly hidden against the rush outside; people walk by obliviously, carrying their Davidstea cups from the one a few shops down. The black exterior and long, rectanglular space means you don’t immediately notice it from the outside, and it’s great for people-watching.
It’s a TARDIS thing. The exterior looks tiny, but it’s bigger on the inside.
The bar though, is not designed for people with legs like mine in-mind. It was uncomfortable to sit at the bar (which does not have an overhang); the seats are designed for people with shorter proportions so that they may still sit relatively close to the bar, but my knees prevented that, and it was quite a lean to reach my cup.
But the cups are large bowls you can hold in both hands to warm them, especially after walking here in the Vancouver rain. And they’re so shallow that they require a bit more involvement and attention so you don’t spill them, which seems intentional to keep you focused on the tea.
I ended up here after the Tea Festival sold out before I could get in, and it was a very nice compromise since they were one of the companies whose booths I’d wanted to check out at said Festival as it was.