The Archer & The Horseman – Afghanistan cafe and gallery

I love this new little café and art gallery off Main Street on 16th Ave. in Vancouver, which was opened by Wafi Gran of Kabul, Afghanistan. Wafi is a bright young man who is studying political science at Simon Fraser University as well as running the café. Gran has imported paintings, sketches and photographs by Afghan artists in order to support a slowly growing cultural industry in the war-torn nation. There are some really lovely pieces, and it’s worth the visit, if only to drink the finest green tea sold in the city. Here’s the story I wrote for Vancouver is Amazing about the gallery.

Wafi Gran

Wafi Gran




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