This is the spot for the writing on the wall, it is about the soon to open restaurants, cafes, bakeries, pubs,breweries and such. Bookmark this page and visit often for continuously updated restaurants that are opening soon or have recently opened. The Blackboard is pretty much updated daily, know of any establishments soon to open that are not listed, email your tips to:


Cacao Upstairs –1898 West 1st Ave –Opening August 22

Uno Gelato –1055 Canada Place–Opening early August–on Instagram @unogelato.yvr

Little Juke –1074 Davie Street –Opening August 29 — on instagram @jukefriedchicken

Buro Coffee – 579 Robson Street –Opening late August -on instagram @buro_coffee



Blue Heron Food Lab Cafe — 2408 Main Street –Opening Fall

Steve’s Poke Bar –Lougheed Mall area –Opening September

Kafka’s Coffee –151 West Hastings Street -Opening Fall — on Instagram

Meat & Bread –625 Robson Street –Opening Fall

Sing Sing — 2817 Main Street –Opening Fall

Passion8 Desserts Cafe –2259 East Hastings— –Opening late Summer

Jam Cafe — 2153 West 4th Avenue — Opening November

Yi Fang Fruit Tea –4020 Cambie Street –Opening September

Ugly Dumpling — 1590 Commercial Drive — Opening early September

Jammer Cafe Motors — 350 West 8th Avenue – Opening Fall

Sneeki Tiki Restaurant & Bar -1100 Granville Street -Opening late Summer

Tormenta –1326 Davie Street –Opening August

La Taqueria –2450 Yukon Street –Opening September

Burgerette (Modern Burger) — 865 West Broadway — Opening August

Cantina Norte — 3246 Connaught Crescent, North Vancouver — Opening early 2019

Celsius — 6350 Fraser Street –Opening August

Taan Char –4500 Kingsway –Opening September

Elephant Garden Creamery — 2080 Commercial Drive — Opening early September — on instagram @elephantgardencreamery

Tacofino –Ontario Street and East 5th –Opening Fall — on instagram @TacofinoVAN

SMK Smokery & Bar — SMK Smokery + Bar –Opening Summer –on instagram @smkrestaurants

Matchstick Coffee –1328 Richards Street –Opening August — on instagram @matchstickyvr

Com Vietnamese — 7688 Alderbridge Way, Richmond –Opening September– on instagram @comvietnamese

Pokedoki — 693 W Broadway –Opening September –on instagram @pokedoki

Horn Ok Please — Hornby/Pacific — Opening August

Horn Ok Please — SFU — Opening August

The Garden –868 East Hastings –Opening Summer

Guu –1239 Davie Street –Opening late 2018

Francesco’s Ristorante –909 Cordova Street –Opening September

Seorae Korean BBQ –115-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond –Opening Summer –on Instagram @seoraecanada

Caffe Artigiano  –Shipyards, North Van –Opening early 2019

Heritage Asian Eatery — 382 West Broadway — Opening Fall — on instagram @eatheritage

Welcome Parlour –Shipyards, North Van –Opening 2019

Nook –Shipyards, North Van –Opening 2019

Joey Restaurant  –Shipyards, North Van –Opening 2019

Eggspectation  — 10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond –Opening September

La Ruota Pizzeria –2000 West 4th Avenue –Opening Summer– on instagram @laruotapizza

Koko Monk Chocolates — 2883 West Broadway –Opening August–on instagram @mykokomonk

Nacho Loco –1408 Commercial Drive –Opening August

Tacomio –1300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver –Opening August

Horin Ramen & Sake — 1226 Robson Street –opening Summer

TBA (chinese) –2808 Cambie Street –Opening Fall

Caffe La Tana — 633 Commercial Drive –Opening August — on instagram @caffelatana

Sweet Jesus –4700 Kingsway, Burnaby (inside Metrotown) –Opening Summer — on instagram @sweetjesus

Como Taperia — 209 East 7th Avenue –Opening September — on Instagram @comotaperia

Mickey’s Pizza Co — TBA — Opening 2019 — on instagram @mickeyspizzaco

Garlic and Cilantro –835 Denman –Opening August

The Sauce Pasta Cafe — 861 Denman Street –Opening August

The Belgian Chocolate Café – 38 Smithe Street –Opening August

Pacific Poke –Broadway/Oak –Opening Fall

The Deck Kitchen & Bar — (inside The Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond) — Opening Summer — on twitter @DeckAtPGH

Passion8 Desserts Cafe –1900 block of West 4th Avenue — –Opening Summer

Passion8 Desserts Cafe –(North Road, Burnaby – near Lougheed station) –Opening Summer

Sulmida Dessert Cafe –(North Road, Burnaby – near Lougheed station) –Opening Summer

Breka Bakery — 821 Denman Street –Opening Summer

Hannam Supermarket — 1323 Robson Street, 2nd floor –Opening August

Ta Bom Korean Restaurant — 1536 Robson –Opening Summer

Ancora Dining —  (at the Grosvernor) 14th and Marine Drive, West Vancouver –Opening Fall  — on instagram @ancoradining

Hydra – 825 West Pender Street — Opening early September

Balila Hummus — 983 Helmcken Street –Opening Summer — on instagram @balilahummus 

Small Victory Bread + Coffee –3070 Granville Street –Opening September–on instagram @sv_bakery 

Blaze Pizza — 929 Granville Street, Vancouver — Opening Summer — on Instagram @blazepizza

Blaze Pizza –701 Park Royal North, West Vancouver– Opening Summer — on Instagram @blazepizza

Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken — Central at Garden City – 4660 Garden City Road, Richmond –Opening Summer — on Instagram @hotstar_canada

Foo’s Ho Ho –100 E Pender Street –Opening Fall

Foret Noire — 236 West Broadway –Opening August –on instagram @foretnoirepatisserie

Tasty Indian Bistro — 1261 Hamilton Street (yaletown) –Opening August –on instagram @tastyindian

Vaporetto – 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island — Opening tba

Nicli Antica Pizzeria –3142 Highland Boulevard, North Vancouver (Edgemont Village) –Opening Summer

Zaatar W Zeit –535 Granville Street –Opening Fall — on instagram @zaatarwzeit

Tsujiri – 9251 Alderbridge Way, Richmond –Opening August– on instagram @tsujiri_vancouver

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant –2294 West 4th Avenue –Opening Fall — on Instagram @heirloomveg

Sopra Sotto Italian Pizzeria  — Hastings (Burnaby Heights)– Opening Summer– on instagram @soprasotto.vancouver

BLT – 1109 Hamilton Street –Opening tba

Mahjong Social –276 East Pender (main floor)–opening Summer — on twitter @mahjong_social

Shanghai Alley Noodle Shack — 276 East Pender (top floor)–opening Summer

Stanley Park Brewing — Stanley Park — Opening Fall

House Special 2 –Knight/Kingsway –Opening tba – on instagram

TBA (owned by Sequoia Group) -1055 Canada Place –Opening Summer

Johnny Rockets — 988 West Broadway– Opening September – on instagram @johnnyrocketscan

PappaRoti — 1778 Columbia Street –Opening September– on twitter @PappaRotiCanada

Nook — 2nd & Columbia (Olympic Village) –Opening Summer  — on twitter @Nookvancouver

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant –Main and 20th –Opening 2019 — on Instagram @heirloomveg



Purebread Bakery –8 East 5th — on instagram @purebread_canada

Milssam Tacorea –1130 Mainland Street

Grain Vegetarian Fare –3596 East Hastings Street — on Instagram @grainvegfare

The Bubble Tea Shop – 1764 Manitoba Street

Ay Picante – 418 E Columbia Street, New Westminster –on Instagram

Hail Mary’s –670 E. Broadway — on Instagram @hailmaryseastvan

Uno Gelato —  601 Stamps Landing –on Instagram @unogelato.yvr

Browns Crafthouse — 580 West Pender Street

Uno Gelato –2579 West Broadway –on Instagram @unogelato.yvr

Bombay Kitchen and Bar — 1018 Commercial Drive

Edwards Seafood and Spirits –12 Powell Street

Ramen Raijin –401 West Broadway

Hunnybee Brunchenette — 789 Gore Avenue

Mumbai Local –1148 Davie Street  –on instagram @mumbai_local_kitchen 

Birds and Beets pop-up- 789 Gore Avenue

Mary’s on Davie — 1202 Davie Street — on instagram @marysondavie

Farm to Table Market — 1312 Richards Street  — on Instagram @farmtotablemarket

Kafka’s -577 Great Northern Way

Brewhall — 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver —-on instagram @brewhall

Popina Canteen — Granville Island

Buns + Boba Tea House — 327 E. Broadway —on Instagram @bunsandboba

Honest Juice –1108 Commercial Drive — on instagram @honest_juice

Pacific Poke –#2-4461 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby –on instagram @pacificpokeofficial

Bao Down UBC — University Blvd

M8 — 1010 Beach Avenue — on instagram @m8yvr

Bean Banh Mi –1198 Kingsway — on instagram @beanbanhmi

Hon’s Wonton House — 25 E. 2nd Avenue – on instagram @honswonton

Their There — 2042 West 4th Avenue

Horn Ok Please — 1162 Denman Street

Hokey Pokey — 8060 Andersen Road, Richmond — on instagram @pokeyokeyyvr

Meinhardt Fine Foods — 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver — on instagram @meinhardtfinefoods

Laurence & Chico Café –833 Bute Street

Origo Club –110-6888 River Road, Richmond — on Instagram @origoclub

Poke Five –2247 Commercial Drive – on Instagram @thepoke5

Fiore Familia —   2603 West 16th Avenue  — on instagram @fioreyvr

Pallet Coffee Roasters — 3820 Oak Street

Prado Cafe — 3 Civic Place (City Central), Surrey — on Instagram @pradocafe

Pepino’s Spaghetti House –631 Commercial Drive — on instagram @pepinosspaghettihouse

White Lounge and Kitchen — 1257 Hamilton Street — on instagram @whiteloungevan

Superbaba Food Truck –Burrard/Pender — on instagram @eatsuperbaba

KG’s Restaurant – 851 Denman

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen — 19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey –on Instagram @hugosmexicanfood

Hey Kokomo — 2028 Vine Street  — on instagram @heykokomo

Farm to Table Market –1476 Marine Drive, West Van  — on Instagram @farmtotablemarket

Our Town Cafe –245 E. Broadway

Hustle Pizza Co — 1110 Commercial Drive  — on instagram @hustlepizzaco

Perverted Ice Cream –797 Thurlow  — on instagram @pervertedicecream 

DD Mau — 145 E. Pender — on instagram @ddmau

Hey Dumplings — 208 Keefer Street –on instagram @heydumplings


Note: restaurants that have opened in the past couple of months.

Updated August 19, 2018 by Richard Wolak

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