It’s been years since I had driven a Honda Civic, this year Honda is celebrating 50 years in Canada, and their most popular model in their fleet for the past 21 years has been the Civic. I recently spent a week test driving the Honda Civic 2019 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and and coffees at restaurants and cafes in Vancouver.
I visited Hugo’s Tacos and Churros inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport for catchup lunch with a friend, here I had a selection of their tasty tacos that included the Tinga, Barbacoa and Carnitas.
I then visited Paragon Tea Room in the False Creek neighborhood which specializes in all things tea, here I had one of the Iced Matcha Latte‘s made with soy milk, refreshing and tasty. This is a great tea room to visit just outside of downtown and close to the Whole Foods on Cambie.
Affordability along with fuel efficiency are just a couple of things that the Honda Civic coupe is known for as it is one of the bestselling, most widely recognized car lines in the world.
The next day I headed over to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood to visit newly opened One Bowl, a healthy oriented restaurant which offered up different bowls and beverages. Here I had the tasty Peach vinegar drink along with the Spicy chicken breast bowl, Quinoa bowl with added avocado (which I ended up taking to go for dinner at home) and an Earl grey chocolate cake.
For 2019, the Civic gained a new Sport trim for coupes, plus revised exterior styling and an updated infotainment system with a volume knob which came in handy.
The next morning I caught up with my friend Pedro at Their There in Kitsilano where I enjoyed the delicious Black Forest Kouigin Amann. After some sweet pastries we headed over to O5 Tea for some matcha and tea talk.
A visit to North Van was in store for me the following day, headed over to Orto Artisan Pasta to one of my favourite spots for dining outdoors in the summer time. Here I sat in the garden enjoying a refreshing Raspberry Soda along with a Tomato Tart with greens. I also had the delicious Tagliolini with asparagus, pine nuts, goat cheese.
After a short drive over to the new Shipyards location of Welcome Parlour, this was my dessert spot for the night, here I had their Eton Mess Ice Cream Sundae. Love this North Shore Ice Cream parlour which features 11 different flavours of ice creams which you can have on a cone or cup, they also offer sundaes and floats.
I really enjoyed the Honda Civic Coupe and it was a great car to drive around Vancouver in the to try some great eateries.
By: Richard Wolak
Disclosure: Honda Canada provided me with the 2019 Honda Civic for a week to test drive, and photograph.