The Donnelly Group: Brunch at the The New Oxford

We All have a list of brunch spots we’d like to try in town. I’m going to strongly suggest you add the Donnelly Group pubs, and The Tavern at the New Oxford in particular, to that list… pronto! I was recently invited to a tasting of the new brunch menu and I have to say, […]

Blue Moon Flying Swan Cafe

No restaurant has operated in Kitsilano longer than the Blue Moon Flying Swan Cafe. This family run restaurant has been in operation since 1962. They like to say they keep banker’s hours so if you want an all-day breakfast in Kits then this is the place to go. The Blue Moon Flying Swan Cafe is, […]

Locus Restaurant and Lounge

Locus Restaurant is one of those places that Vancouver does well; funky decor with approachable food and committed to local suppliers and seasonal ingredients. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy this week day. Yes, a weekday meal does sound more like breakfast but we did meet later in the morning so I tend […]

Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew

There are times you go to a popular restaurant and it disappoints. This is not one of those times. Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew is every bit as good as I was told it would be. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy on an early Saturday morning and thankful for it. It’s hard […]

The Gray Olive Cafeteria

It’s rare to find a new breakfast spot before everyone else. When I asked how long The Gray Olive Cafeteria had been open, the answer was roughly a month and a half. You wouldn’t have known that as the place filled up with an early lunch crowd. The secret was clearly out. I had a […]

Storm Crow Tavern

The Storm Crow Tavern is the first and original Storm Crow concept and not to be confused with the Storm Crow Alehouse, which the Brunch Blog Boss has already blogged about. While the Alehouse is what every beer- and burger-loving nerd would love for a rec room, the Tavern is where you feel you should […]

Elbow Room Cafe

Attending Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical made me realize that it has been too long since I’ve enjoyed brunch at the actual Elbow Room Cafe. It was a film festival weekend and that meant spending most of my time at the Vancity Theatre. It made perfect sense to take the time to walk down the […]

Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical

While some of us write about food, Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical, playing at the Cultch, sings about it with more sass and flamboyance than should be legally allowed. This isn’t a musical you sit back and assess. It’s one you hurtle yourself into, cheer with great gusto, clap along with the music and maybe […]

Acme Cafe

Acme Cafe was the perfect location for my last Celebrunch interview with the fabulous Johannah Newmarch. Acme is a Gastown cafe that focuses on local ingredients crafted with a creative eye to the limitations of the restaurant. You see, they don’t have a grill. The cafe can be found in the historic Paris Block on […]

Celebrunch: Johannah Newmarch

Johannah Newmarch is someone who is exactly as you would expect her to be; principled, honest, and passionate about her craft. You’ve seen her on shows like Supernatural, Smallville and Minority Report, but most recently you might recognize her from Netflix’s Project MC2, and Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart. She’s so busy that finding time […]