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 […]

Au Comptoir

Au Comptoir is the neighbourhood French Bistro that Kitsilano was begging for, whether Kits knew it or not. The place is always busy, but you never feel rushed. The decor screams authentic French vacation while the food whispers to your heart’s deepest culinary desires. It’s the perfect place to escape the week, and even the […]

Shakshouka

One of the wonderful things about brunch is how you can explore different cultures based on their recipes. Every country and often even regions inside countries have their favourite breakfast offerings, based on their history, culture, and what ingredients they have readily available. Here in North America, we don’t generally do a ton of spice with […]

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, […]