Cheap and Cheerful: Bon’s Off Broadway

This is the second post in our series about the cheapest breakfasts in the city. The goal here is to source out all the joints where you can get away with coffee and breakfast for under $10. Bon’s Off Broadway is number one in the category, and has been…. pretty much since I can remember. […]

Fable Diner

I wanted to make my first brunch back to be something special, a breakfast that would inspire a year’s worth of blogs, and I found that inspiration at Fable Diner. If you enjoy Fable Kitchen on 4th Avenue then I know you’ll enjoy their sister restaurant located at Broadway and Main in the Lee Building, […]

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 […]

The Tipper Restaurant and Review Room

The Tipper is another one of those restaurants that prides itself on being a part of their local community. They walk the talk by not only exhibiting local artists, but they also feature local acoustic music nights. I was out enjoying a sunny Sunday morning with some friends and what do you know, the topic […]

The Red Wagon Restaurant

The Red Wagon Restaurant is every bit the neighbourhood eatery that you want so badly in your neighbourhood that you’re willing to drive across town and pretend for one plateful that it is. It’s a classic, but better. I hit the joint with my East Van Brunch Buddies to sample as much guilty pleasure as […]

Bandidas Taqueria

There’s an unassuming Mexican restaurant at the corner of East Twelfth Avenue and Commercial Drive that produces anything but unassuming food. Bandidas Taqueria loads your morning plate with colour, freshness, and a whole lot of flavour; all that and not an ounce of meat in the place. I’ve eaten many times at Bandidas; brunch, lunch […]

El Camino’s

El Camino’s brings Latin American street food flavours to brunch, and there’s no denying the boldness of the region, and their food. This is the kind of Sunday brunch that makes the night before a lot less painful. Not only are the dishes loaded with flavour, but they’re hearty and filling. The Brunch Buddy and […]

Yolk’s Breakfast

You may be familiar with the baby-blue Yolk’s food truck you’ll often see around the city (they favour the Stadium Skytrain Station and the corner of Pender and Burrard), but Yolk’s also has a more permanent location. You may remember The Brave Bull on the corner of Commercial and Hastings. No? That’s okay. It was only […]


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 […]