Viva Fine Foods and Bakery

Kitsilano Hidden Gem Viva Fine Foods and Bakery is a hidden gem tucked between several restaurants on Yew Street near Kitsilano Beach. It’s the kind of bakery that feels like it belongs by a beach, where the dog you tied up outside is as loved and welcomed as you are, and the owner, Dawn Son-Hing, […]

Roland’s on Fourth

Do you remember Hell’s Kitchen? A few years back, I went there for brunch with a bunch of girlfriends, and while the food, I think, was okay, the decor… well, it was called Hell’s Kitchen, right? Yeah, it wasn’t very fancy. Definitely on the divey side. Well, a couple weeks ago, I walked into what […]

Yolk’s Breakfast

You may be familiar with the baby-blue Yolk’s food truck you’ll often see around the city (they favour the Stadium Skytrain Station and the corner of Pender and Burrard), but Yolk’s also has a more permanent location. You may remember The Brave Bull on the corner of Commercial and Hastings. No? That’s okay. It was only […]

Joe’s Grill

For years, now, Cynnamon and I have been meeting for breakfast on regular basis. We’re two busy, self-employed PR gals, and we always have lots to talk about. Gigs, who’s producing what, who’s working with whom, how our projects are all going. When you’re self-employed, it’s tough sometimes to get that kind of ‘work camaraderie’ […]

The Wild Wood Pacific Bistro

The Best Brunch in Whistler Whistler is not known as a brunch town. Following a new snowfall, locals and visitors alike spend their brunching hours on the mountains to catch fresh powder in the morning. A quick utilitarian lunch mid-mountain and then apes ski at Dusty’s or the GLC once the lifts are closed for […]

Deacon’s Corner

A Traditional Diner in the Heart of Kitsilano Kitsilano has a lot of great brunch spots, but a traditional Diner has been the one thing missing from the plethora of options. Sure, you can get a great Italian brunch, or a fantastic upscale Benny, but what about the basics? Where can you go to get […]

Cora – Coquitlam

During my 3 year stint in Alberta, I recall often seeing commercials for this awe-inspiring breakfast restaurant. A smiling, animated sun logo and catchy jingle taunted me from the screen. At the time, the nearest Cora restaurant was 3 Provinces away and I could hardly justify that commute for breakfast. After moving back home to […]

Sciué Yaletown

Sciué: A Little Touch of Early Morning Rome I’ve been a fan of Sciué (say shoe-ey) for several years. Everything is made from scratch, from the dough that creates their incredible sandwich buns, to the delicious Roman-style pizzas that fly out of their ovens during the lunch rush. Sciué uses high quality ingredients and delivers […]

Rosemary Rocksalt

Originally published on Vancity Buzz. Amongst my circle of friends, we lovingly refer to the Rosemary Rocksalt bagels at Siegel’s as “crack.” They are deliciously addictive, the earthy rosemary embedded in a chewy bagel, studded with rock salt that pings on your tongue like pop rocks. I grab one, usually toasted and smeared with Siegel’s […]


Originally published on Vancity Buzz. PappaRoti is a very popular cafe franchise that started in Malaysia. First opened in 2003, they currently have more than 400 cafes world-wide, including London, Dubai, Singapore and in many locations in Australia. And now Vancouver can experience “the father of all” buns. The cafe concept centres around the PappaRoti […]