Sunday Market Brunch at Oceans 999

Brunch. Buffet. Maybe the two sweetest words in the world when you string the two of them together. Unlimited brunch! If you’ve not heard of Oceans 999, it’s because it’s very new. It’s a recent rebrand and refresh (formerly Cafe Pacifica) of the restaurant at the Pan Pacific Hotel on the waterfront. The theme is […]


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 […]

Snug Cafe and Coffee House

The Snug Cafe is a destination Coffee House for everyone arriving on the Bowen Island ferry. It’s cozy, comforting, and the perfect wayside location to grab a coffee, some breakfast or a snack and plan out your day away from the city. What makes Snug so special is the setting; it’s rustic, homey, and the […]

The Portly Chef

It’s hidden gem time. Vancouver is a city that celebrates its best restaraunts and its best chefs. But there are others, off the beaten track, that are crushing it, and just aren’t as well known. The Portly Chef is one of those. I’m going to admit to you straight up: I’d never even heard of […]

Bao Down Gastropub and Raw Bar

Bao Down isn’t just another weekend brunch sandwiched in a city filled with great weekend brunches. This one is original and familiar, comforting and exotic; the kind of place you can’t wait to share the pictures you’ve taken on your phone. Oh, wait, that might just be me. We chose to make this one a […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and you’ll want to show your mom how much you appreciate her by doing something nice for her. Whether it’s taking her out for a traditional Mother’s Day brunch (get your reservations now!) or cooking one for her, we’ve got you covered. Going out Mother’s Day Brunches and Buffets (via […]

Celebrunch: Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen is like what I imagined my ideal best friend would be when I was a kid. A halo of blonde ringlets, bright blue eyes, and skin of the porcelain variety. But she’s more than that–smart and funny, this up-and-coming local actor, while she might look all cherubic, also has an edge. We meet […]

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 […]

Storm Crow Alehouse

A Geek and a Nerd Walk Into a Bar….. Pssst…Wanna hear a secret?…I am a bit of a geek. Zombies, old school video games and sci-fi movies? Totally my jam! With that said, you can imagine my excitement when the brunch-blog-boss gave me the thumbs up t0 head over and check out the scene at […]

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 […]