Preston’s

I really love my neighbourhood. It’s all about walkability in the West End; many people who live here don’t have cars, and don’t feel need to own one. Everything you need is within a relatively short walking distance–the seawall, Stanley Park, the Farmer’s Market, awesome shopping and restaurants. Preston’s in the Coast Hotel on Pender […]

Clough Club

When it comes to brunch, Gastown is lousy with choices, most of which I’m pretty familiar with. Which is why I was surprised that I’d never been to Clough Club before. It’s one of Gastown’s smaller, and more hidden restaurants, perhaps a bit overshadowed by its next-door neighbor, the much larger Lamplighter. This gal loves […]

Virtuous Pie

I’ve been a big fan of Virtuous Pie ever since they opened their doors about a year ago. Vancouver is home to lots of great plant-based restaurants. I am personally a fan of The Acorn, Heirloom, and for junk food, MeeT. We even had a plant-based ice cream shop for a while, but sadly Nice […]

The Charles Bar

Located on the ground level of the Woodward’s Building, on the edge of Gastown, The Charles Bar has been a fixture for the past 6 years. The space is uniquely-shaped, as it’s located in the tip of the point of the building, so it’s triangular in nature. There are lots of big windows which provide […]

Calabash Bistro

So, here at Brunchcouver, we eat a lot of eggs. It’s kind of an occupational hazard. In the course of our brunch research, we eat a lot of eggs, a lot of toast, a lot of breakfast potatoes. So when we come across something different, like really different, for brunch, it’s always a breath of […]

St Regis: New Brunch Menu

I work at BCIT. I’ve been an instructor there for the last 6 years, and while I only work there part-time, I am there pretty much every Tuesday night. Conveniently located across the street from my work is the St Regis Bar & Grill. It’s big and dark, and it has this Malbec I like […]

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 […]

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 […]

Library Square Public House

The location feels a bit odd. Library Square, a “proper English pub,” is located in… well, Library Square, on the corner of Georgia and Richards. It seems like the last place where you’d find a proper pub, but its exterior is deceptive. Once inside, there is a lot of space, dark wood, cozy booths upholstered […]

Greenhorn Espresso Bar

Every neighbourhood has a haunt that they wish the rest of the city never found out about. My apologies to the West End but I’m about to blow the roof off your closely guarded secret; the Greenhorn Espresso Bar is destination-worthy for those outside the city core. I discovered Greenhorn through a friend a couple […]