Founded in 1987, Kino Cafe began as a small neighbourhood coffee house next to the historic Park Movie Theatre. The name “kino” comes from the word kinetic or motion as in a moving picture.
Since the mid 1990’s, Kino Cafe has been hosting a series of flamenco performances featuring local artists seeking a venue to showcase the talents of a growing flamenco community in Vancouver. The artistry and the enthusiasm of the flamenco performers mixed in the European bistro atmosphere of Kino Cafe has proved to be a lasting legacy as thousands of patrons have enjoyed the passion of flamenco at Kino Cafe Flamenco Tapas Bar.
Although Kino is known mainly for its flamenco, various world music acts and local stand up comics also perform regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays.