The Second Cup at UBC shut down and turned into Blenz a year or two ago.
I know that as a child in the 80's we had a Second Cup at one of the local shopping malls in Richmond (Lansdowne?) but I think that closed down a few years ago.
Starbucks arrived on the scene in 1987 I think, at Waterfront Station downtown and soon spread to the suburbs. I remember my dad taking us to the Starbucks at Ackroyd Shopping Centre (where the Chapter's on No 3 Road is) as that was the first to open in Richmond. I think that was in 1990 or perhaps a year earlier. He wanted to check it out because he had heard so much hype about it. (Of course, there are now 2 Starbucks in that same shopping centre - the other's inside Chapters).
Meanwhile, Second Cups never really emerged beyond the few that had always existed in and around town, despite the growing Starbucks explosion.
Tim Horton's, funny enough, never existed in Vancouver or the lower mainland up until 1998 or so. I don't think many people realize this, at least those who have moved to Vancouver *after* Tim Horton's opened up here. But even then, Tim Horton's were rare as late as the year 2001. The only ones in Vancouver proper were located in Esso stations. And the guy I used to carpool to work with would go out of his way and make us late for work so that he could pick up his Tim Horton's, as it would be all he'd ever drink. He was obsessed with it. He was also from London, Ontario - no surprise! ;D
But it's funny... I remember watching Tim Horton's commercials during the winter Olympics as a kid and always wondering where they were. I think I saw my first Tim Horton's in Kelowna in the 80's.
Only within the past 4-5 years have they opened more TH's in and around Vancouver. So there has never been generations of Tim Horton's addicts in and around Vancouver like there had been elsewhere in Canada. And by the time that Tim Horton's opened up a few more locations in Vancouver, everyone in Vancouver had been drinking Starbucks for about 10 years.
Maybe I ought to write the history of coffee in Vancouver. Ha!