Category: Gastown

BURGUNDY RESTAURANT

UPDATED 8/28/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4100 Web:  http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/ Twitter: @BurgundyVan Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Mondays. It’s an intimate room with a stunning work of art that adorns the wall amongst other unique art…

BAMBUDDA

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  99 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-0301 Web: http://bambudda.ca/ Twitter: @Bambuddagastown Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. With the abundant variety of restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine around the city, this eatery goes…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

RAINIER PROVISIONS

UPDATED 7/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2473 Web: http://www.rainierprovisions.com/ Twitter: @The_Rainier Advice: Open daytime only. This is one of those neighborhood cafes that shines with great food and coffee. Lunchtime is bustling with neighborhood regulars and…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

SECRET LOCATION

UPDATED 08/01/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED One Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 60-685-0090 Web: www.secretlocation.ca Twitter: @slocation Advice: Reservations suggested nightly. You will find an adjoining boutique which makes up part of this one of a kind store and tasting room. Sometimes…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

EAST VAN ROASTERS

319 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-7562 Web: http://eastvanroasters.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Limited seating, small space. I have always searched out chocolatiers as I’ve travelled around the world, in Seattle there is Theo and they roast the Cacao from bean to…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

VICINO PASTARIA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0042 Web: http://vicino.ca/ Twitter: @VicinoPastaria Advice:  Closed on Mondays. Passion and craft are two words that best describe this wonderful gem which I discovered recently in Gastown. The food is…

CATCH 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-731-3474 Web: http://www.catch122.ca/ Twitter: @catch122 Advice: Reservations suggested at lunch time. Love the spacious room with its exposed bricks walls and open kitchen, it is a fairly large room with a take away home…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

THE SARDINE CAN

26 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1350 Web: www.thesardinecan.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Go early or expect to wait. Finally a restaurant that reminds me of my visits to Barcelona, the end game here is to find a seat and be swept away…

NU GREEK GASTOWN

UPDATED 5/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://nu-products.com/ Twitter: @NuInfo Advice: Enter off Water St. or Cordova St. No reservations. This hideaway is one you are going to want to find for quick lunches and snacks…

COFFEEBAR

10 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9693 Web: http://www.thecoffeebar.ca Twitter: @mycoffeebar Advice: Open daily. Each time that I am in Gastown on a Sunday, this has been the café to go to with friends. Of course this is a great café…

CADEAUX BAKERY

172 Powell St. Vancouver Tel: 604-608-8889 Web: http://cadeauxbakery.com Twitter: @cadeauxbakery Advice: Custom cakes to order in advance. Mixing the best of both worlds Cadeaux features Chef Eleanor Chow’s dessert creations with espresso based beverages in her own bakeshop café. Joining me…

BONETA

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1844 Web: http://www.boneta.ca/ Twitter: @bonetavan Advice: Hidden off of Water Street in the back of the courtyard, reservations in advance are suggested. Hidden off the beaten track of Gastown is…

REVOLVER COFFEE

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4444 Web: http://revolvercoffee.ca/ Twitter: @revolver_coffee Advice: Choose from a couple espressos on offer, seating is limited as its often full so ask to join others and meet some fine folk. I have always loved cafes,…

NOTTURNO PANINOTECA

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  280 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-720-3145 Web: http://www.facebook.com/NotturnoPaninoteca Twitter: @NotturnoGastown Advice: The locale could easily be missed, go and find it. I felt like I was back in Italy having lunch at the home of a…

CORK & FIN

UPDATED 2/29/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 221 Carrall Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2215 Web: http://corkandfin.ca/ Twitter: @corkandfin Advice: Have the Chef’s Tasting menu. As we all know it’s often difficult to eat at every new restaurant that opens in our food loving…

HOUSE GUEST

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-699-0249 Web: http://housexguest.com Twitter: @housexguest Advice: Open Wed – Sun, downstairs bar opens at 10pm. DJ spins nightly when open. I felt like I was at my best friends dinner…

NELSON AND THE SEAGULL

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 681-5776 Web: http://www.nelsontheseagull.com/ Twitter: @gastownseagull Advice: Have a seat at the communal table and meet other folk. This is the living room we all once lived in, or want to escape to now. I…

THE JUICE TRUCK

Abbott and Water Street (on the corner), Vancouver Tel: 604-719-8861 Web: http://www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Follow them on twitter for daily open hours and location. Bright and pink, this food truck is taking healthy to another level with their inventive…

NICLI ANTICA PIZZERIA

62 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca Twitter: @NicliPizzeria Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some of the pizzas. Skip the knife and fork, if you ordered a pizza and just use your hands to tear…

PECKINPAH

2 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5411 Web: http://www.peckinpahbbq.com Twitter: @peckinpahbbq Advice: Open daily, no reservations, Take out window. I have always loved barbq, with many visits to Arizona and Texas over the years and enjoying different barbq styles. Peckinpah specializes…

MEAT & BREAD

370 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9003 Web:  http://meatandbread.ca/ Twitter: @1meatandbread Advice: Check their website or twitter when you go in as their sandwiches change daily. You can get more of the Sambal and Mustard sauce in the Squeeze containers located…

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