Category: Kitsilano

4th avenue and area

THE ELLIS

2204 York Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2456 Web: http://www.theellis.ca/ Instagram @theelliskits Advice: Closed Mondays. Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale pub food, the nautical themed restaurant close to Kitsilano Beach is a comfortable spot to enjoy some delicious…

MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

DIP ICE CREAM

UPDATED 3/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2967 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://m.facebook.com/dipicecream Twitter: n/a Instagram: @dipkitsilano Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on dipping ice cream cones into delicious chocolates, owners Robyn Lulleyman and Tanya Shklanka have created a…

BACCANO RESTAURANTE

UPDATED 8/10/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-6920 Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/ Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful…

TANGRAM CREAMERY

2729 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8609 Web: Instagram Twitter: @tangramcreamery Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With it’s focus on creamy ice cream, owners Michael Wong and Tinn Chan have already achieved this accolade. Their beautiful new ice cream scoop…

720 SWEETS & ETC.

3278 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 229-9278 Web: www.720sweets.com Twitter: @720sweets Advice: Counter service. Soft serve ice cream is all the rage around the city these days, and the use of nitrogen adds that wow factor here. The shop offers a…

ESSENTIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/12/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-5544 Web: www.essentiacafe.com/ Twitter: @Essentia_Cafe Advice: Open daily. This European style café has become one of the community hub’s in the Kitsilano neighborhood since opening, situated on the corner with it’s…

MISSION

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter: @missionkits Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once you get to know a…

KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN

2511 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-1925 Web: https://www.facebook.com/KinomeJapaneseKitchen Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome. Closed Tuesdays. With owner Chef Ryoma at the helm running this open kitchen, his team of chefs are meticulous in the preparation of each…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

UPDATED 4/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French Vietnamese bistro fare with a hint of flavours of…

AU COMPTOIR

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2278 Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/ Twitter: @Au_Comptoir Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays. Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part…

DONER KEBAB

1956 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1050 Web: http://www.donerkebab.ca/ Twitter: @DonerKebabVan Advice: No reservations. It’s counter service. Located in the heart of Kitsilano’s West 4th neighborhood, Ashgar is the ultimate host who takes care of his customers as he…

THAI CUISINE BY MONTRI

UPDATED 10/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-9599 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Chef Montri was a fixture in Thai cuisine in the city years ago when very few Thai eateries were around, it’s…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

BEYOND BREAD

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-3931 Web: http://beyondbread.ca/ Twitter: @bbbcafe Advice: Check out their website for oven times for your favourite breads. Known for their outstanding breads, this artisan bakery and café is more than just bread. With a…

RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM

1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-7246 Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Advice: Closed Monday’s. Visit on Tuesday’s for Taco Tuesday. Since I love ice cream, I am always looking to try the new scoop shops and I am also quite…

VINOTECA CAFFE & TRATTORIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3468 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8466 Web: www.vinotecacaffe.com Twitter:@VinotecaCaffe Advice: $2 wine tasters on Tuesdays. Café by day and restaurant by night, the room is a stunner with its stylish design, in the rear…

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

CULPRIT COFFEE

UPDATED 11/10/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2028 Vine St, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-0133 Web: http://www.culpritcoffee.com/ Twitter: @CulpritCoffee Advice: It’s all Gluten-Free. A hideaway worth your discovery, it’s secluded yet inviting with its bright yellow exterior. The menu features ban mi sandwiches, cookies,…

TRACTOR FOODS

1903 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-222-2557 Web: www.tractorfoods.com Twitter: @tractorfoods Advice: You can get half salads and sandwiches, option to add proteins to almost any dish for an extra charge. Finding a go to spot with healthy food options that’s…

SEN CHINESE BISTRO

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 101-1788 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3989 Web: http://senchinesebistro.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Sharing dishes here is highly suggested. To properly experience and understand Chinese cuisine in Vancouver, one must either be friends with or know…

CORDUROY RESTAURANT

1943 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-0162 Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Corduroylounge Advice: Live events a few nights each week, call for details. Play area for kids. Every once in awhile comes a restaurant that you may have missed which happened to…

BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFÉ

2150 Fir Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 732-4222 Web: http://www.beaucoupbakery.com Twitter: @beaucoupbakery Advice: Go early as some of the pastries sell out within minutes. From the get go, even before the bakery café had opened, I was a fan of Jackie…

CAFÉ REGALADE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue,  Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2213 Web: http://www.caferegalade.com Twitter: @CafeRegalade Advice: Order the bread on its own or a dish with the bread it is a must. From French pastries to bistro, this wonderful…

CHOCOLATE ARTS CAFÉ

1620 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0475 Web: www.chocolatearts.com Twitter: @ChocArts Advice: Located just East of Burrard, close to Granville Island. Call them to enquire about their chocolate making classes. One of life’s simple pleasures is chocolate and I always…

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