La Brasserie

La Brasserie is one of those places you walk past on Davie St and always see a crowd inside. There’s a reason for that, and it starts with the food. The menu is Franco-German inspired, with an emphasis on the Franco. The ingredients are locally sourced with a focus on organic and quality.  This is […]

Timber Gastropub

It’s been nearly a year since Forage, one of my all time favourite brunch places (and, in fact, one of my fave restos in the city) took over the art gallery that was next door to their location and opened up a casual Canadian-themed pub called Timber. The place is awash in Canadian kitsch. The […]

Cora Robson St

I’ve been a resident of the West End/Coal Harbour now off and on for about 15 years. This last stretch, I’ve been living just off of Georgia St for the last 5 years, with zero plans of ever going anywhere else. I love my ‘hood. I love how walkable it is. I love the coffeeshops […]

Tableau Bar Bistro

I count myself incredibly lucky to live right in Downtown Vancouver. I love being in the middle of the action. Here, there are a plethora of dining choices just steps from my front door. Despite it being steps from my front door, until recently, I’d never brunched at Tableau Bar Bistro. I’d stayed at the […]

Jam Cafe

Jam Cafe is an Old Town Victoria transplant known for creativity, and portions big enough to feed your slow-pitch softball team. The line-up on a Friday proved that rustic and homey has just as big a place in Vancouver diner hearts as hipster and West Coast cool. The Brunch Blog Boss (BBB) and I made […]

Ritual

There’s a new restaurant in Vancouver’s West End that is operating under a unique concept: there is no tipping. Wait, what? Tipping is standard practice at any restaurant that involves table service, and even some that do not. It’s standard to expect to tip anywhere between 10-20% on top of your bill every time you […]

The Twisted Fork Bistro

The Twisted Fork is Vancouver’s version of a less-fussy, French-inspired bistro, firmly established on the Granville Street strip.  This is one of those brunch locations that has a solid following in the city and for good reason; the food is clearly crafted with great care for the ingredients and the flavours.  When you make the […]

Red Umbrella Cafe

There are restaurants in your neighbourhood and then there are neighbourhood restaurants. To the residents of the West End, The Red Umbrella is a neighbourhood restaurant in all the best possible ways. I had a breakfast meeting planned for Monday and chose to kill two birds with one stone and try somewhere new for a […]

L’Abattoir in the Heart of Gastown

The names and places may change in Gastown through the years, but one thing has always remained consistent; good food, good drinks and good service. L’Abattoir is no different. Opened in 2010, L’Abattoir is located in the heart of Gastown, steps away from Blood Alley (previously The Irish Heather, now located across the street). Nighttime […]

Glowbal: Telus Garden

It’s just so pretty. For many of us, brunch is often a casual affair. We roll in, maybe a little late after being out too late the night before, still sweating out the beer. We maybe don’t feel or look our best. But brunch is also about indulgence–it’s about eating bacon, drinking mimosas, things we […]