Sales, Service, Lessons & Repairs. Something for the whole family.

Strings Cafe & Guitar shop offers full service for your stringed instruments.


Strings offers lessons on guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and piano.


We offer full service repairs and set ups same day or while you wait.


Come talk to our inhouse expert about our amazing selection of guitars, bass, ukuleles, and gear.

Live Music

Weekly open mics and regular live performances by local talent. Check out our Facebook page.

Custom Orders

Don't have what you are looking for. We also do custom orders with quick turnaround.


Got some treasures that are just taking up space and collecting dust. Consign them here.

About Strings Cafe

Strings Cafe & Guitar shop is solely owned and operated by Phil Kikuchi.  Phil is an innovative and talented artist with an extensive knowledge and background in music, teaching, instruments, and repairs. Phil worked as a Luthier for several years at Larrivée guitars in Vancouver where he learned every part of what makes a great guitar. He has also worked for several guitar shops as a salesperson, repairman and teacher including Tom Lee and Rufus Guitars in Vancouver. Phil’s vision in creating the shop was to combine the love of music and musical instruments with community, a place where people could come together and share their talent, time and a cup of coffee.

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What our clients say

Rave reviews for Strings Cafe knowledge, service and selection.
Tyler Scala

Tyler Scala

Guitar enthusiast

Strings is a wonderful place with a community vibe. The owners are very kind and respectful, and very knowledgeable about music... The open mic sessions here are very intimate and relaxed, always a good time!

David Pearson

David Pearson

Professional Artist

I brought Phil a rather old and valuable guitar for {repair}. During the process, Phil consulted with me .... every step of the way. In the end, the guitar was restored to its former glory. I could not be more pleased.

Christopher Keep

Christopher Keep

Bass Guitar Enthusiast

Friendly, casual coffee shop where the owner is also an ace guitar tech and builder. Had him restring and set up a bass guitar. Best set up I've had in years; made a good bass great. A terrific addition to London's OEV.

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