The Donnelly Group: Brunch at the The New Oxford

We All have a list of brunch spots we’d like to try in town. I’m going to strongly suggest you add the Donnelly Group pubs, and The Tavern at the New Oxford in particular, to that list… pronto! I was recently invited to a tasting of the new brunch menu and I have to say, […]

Locus Restaurant and Lounge

Locus Restaurant is one of those places that Vancouver does well; funky decor with approachable food and committed to local suppliers and seasonal ingredients. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy this week day. Yes, a weekday meal does sound more like breakfast but we did meet later in the morning so I tend […]

Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew

There are times you go to a popular restaurant and it disappoints. This is not one of those times. Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew is every bit as good as I was told it would be. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy on an early Saturday morning and thankful for it. It’s hard […]

The Gray Olive Cafeteria

It’s rare to find a new breakfast spot before everyone else. When I asked how long The Gray Olive Cafeteria had been open, the answer was roughly a month and a half. You wouldn’t have known that as the place filled up with an early lunch crowd. The secret was clearly out. I had a […]

Storm Crow Tavern

The Storm Crow Tavern is the first and original Storm Crow concept and not to be confused with the Storm Crow Alehouse, which the Brunch Blog Boss has already blogged about. While the Alehouse is what every beer- and burger-loving nerd would love for a rec room, the Tavern is where you feel you should […]

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 […]

The Templeton Restaurant

The Templeton is that diner you wish you had in your neighbourhood; a place with a love for nostalgia and a commitment to fresh, organic and local. It’s diner food made healthy, and it’s a delicious slice of a bygone era on the Granville Entertainment Strip. I was meeting a Brunch Buddy who was visiting […]

Roundel Cafe

I made the trek across town one Sunday morning this summer to hang out with some friends and try a place I’d heard a lot about, Roundel Cafe on Hastings St.  The little neighbourhood diner had a reputation for fresh food in a funky and family friendly environment. If there was a place that I […]

Nice Cafe

Sometimes all you want is a comforting breakfast in a neighbourhood joint that doesn’t stand on pretense, isn’t more concerned about decor, and has staff that gets good service can be as simple as being yourself. Welcome to Nice Cafe. You want to know what’s nice about Nice Cafe? Pretty much everything. I love this […]