Danica’s Cafe

Originally posted on Prevail Prevail. Boy, do I have a great new brunch spot to share with you: Danica’s Cafe.  It’s a charming room located on Beatty, one of my favourite downtown Vancouver streets. You might recognize the 556 address as the old Café Medina, and neighbour of the always fantastic Chambar restaurant. Fans of the previous popular […]


A First Date at Feast One of the newest restaurants on the scene in West Vancouver is the lovely, rustic Feast in Dundarave. Located next to the iconic Red Lion Pub, Feast offers an upscale but approachable room in one of West Vancouver’s friendliest neighbourhoods. I’ve lived in Dundarave for the past four years and […]

Ask for Luigi

Ask for it all at Luigi! It’s that good! My love for the egg is legendary, but the hallowed egg takes a back seat to creativity at Ask for Luigi, the only place in town where pasta and polenta are staples on both the brunch and dinner menus. After all, if you can eat eggs for dinner, […]


Originally published on The Fat Pigs. I love the idea of having Sunday brunch somewhere on Robson Street. Not only is there a piggy-promise of dessert before noon, but there is the potential of a shopping spree post feast! So with a spring in my step, and a little play money in my purse, I […]

Left Bank

I eagerly anticipated the day Left Bank opened their doors in the West End (on Denman, just below Robson) last summer. I live nearby, and I love having good food a short walk away. I’ve eaten at Bistro Pastis on 4th, and I’d eaten at Left Bank’s predecessor, Cafe De Paris. Pastis, is, of course, a legend […]

Waffle Gone Wild

Originally published on Vancity Buzz.  It started with an adventure. David and his fiancé, Nicole, had just graduated from University, and like many young people, decided to do some travelling before settling down. They booked a trip for Europe, and part of their trip included Brussels. Their first morning in Brussels, they discovered a small […]


Originally posted on VanCity Buzz. In the US, it’s a donut. In the UK, it’s a biscuit. In Italy, it’ll be a biscotti. In France, you can bet it will be a croissant. There is a tradition, the world over, no matter where you live, of liking something a little sweet with your morning coffee. […]

Campagnolo Upstairs

Originally posted on Vancity Buzz.  The door is a nondescript green. There is no window, no address, and it sits in an alley-like recess. The only identifying characteristics are an odd symbol–a “c” with zig-zag lines above and below, and four simple letters painted above the jamb: “E X I T.” The door is indeed […]

West Oak

Originally published on Vancity Buzz.  Yaletown, that hotbed of culinary delights, has a new option for your weekend brunch: West Oak. One of the newer eateries in Yaletown, located on Mainland close to Nelson, West Oak has been open just about a year, but they only started brunch service a few weeks ago. The space […]

Ten Ten Tapas

Originally published on Vancity Buzz. With the official arrival of good weather this week, it’s time to dust off your bike or your blades or your runners and get out on the seawall. Your reward for dragging yourself out of bed and into the great outdoors on a sunny Sunday morning? Brunch. But not just […]