Bistro Pastis

Bistro Brunch at its Best When the Brunch Blog Boss texts you and invites you to brunch at Bistro Pastis, there’s only one answer, a resounding YES. Bistro Pastis is a long-standing stand-out classic French restaurant in Kitsilano. For fifteen years restauranteur John Blakely has been serving classic, elegant French food in a room that […]

Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro has a big following in Kitsilano for Brunch. The line-ups prove it. What makes the Oakwood a must-try is their unique take on classics and their exceptional plating. The jury is still out for me on the food, though. No detail is left to chance at the Oakwood. It’s a restaurant […]

Mamie Taylor’s

The 200-East Block of Georgia in Chinatown is becoming quite the Vancouver foodie hotspot. It started with Matchstick coffee about a year ago, and now includes Caffe Brixton, and the newly-opened Ramen Butcher. And, of course, Mamie Taylor’s. Mamie’s pure kitsch, but in a really good way. Ever since they opened their doors nearly two […]

Fable Kitchen

I need to be upfront with you. Fable Kitchen is my favourite. If you asked me where I wanted to have my last brunch, Fable would be it. With a side of Chef Chris Whittaker’s (Forage) scones. In my opinion, Trevor Bird is doing it all right. He cooks seasonally. He’s growing stuff on the roof. […]

LIFT Bar and Grill

I’ve said it before and I’ll hungrily say it again: LIFT Bar and Grill  is one of my favourite places to go for brunch. Simply put, it’s just got all the right things going on: a great location, mouth-watering menu items, fantastic locally roasted coffee (I dare you to have just one cup) and an always-happy-to-help group of staffers. Over the past year, I’ve dined there numerous times […]

The Truffle House and Cafe

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love my neighbourhood. Dundarave may not be the hippest neighbourhood in Vancouver (most lights go dark by 8pm during the week), but it is certainly one of the prettiest. And the friendliest. When I moved to Dundarave from North Vancouver 4 years ago following my divorce, my boys […]