Category: Westend

LUCHA VERDE

1326 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-8620 Web: https://www.luchaverde.com/ Instagram @luchaverdeyvr Advice: No reservations, closed Mondays. Focussing on Mexican eats made with healthy ingredients with vegetarians in mind, this recent newcomer has become a popular eatery in the heart of…

FEZ BISTRO CAFÉ

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-4339 Web: http://fezcafe.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram @fez_cafe_bistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. With it’s focus on French Algerian cuisine, the room boasts beautiful art and lights and each meal begins with a…

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter: @3quarters_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

VERIFOOD PASTA CAFÉ

UPDATED 2/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1795 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0300 Web: https://verifood.net/ Twitter: @Verifood_ Advice: Counter Service, eat-in, take-out Specializing in traditional Italian, this popular Westend cafe serves up house-made pastas with a variety of fillings and sauces, available…

TACOS CATRINA

1187 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-9503 Web: http://www.tacoscatrina.ca/ Twitter: @CatrinaTacos Advice: Counter service. Closed Mondays. As a taco lover, it isn’t just about tacos, it is about the flavours and unique variations of the Mexican tacos that makes me…

BIN 941

941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to speak on the tapas wagon….

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter: @grottovancouver Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

STYO DESSERT

907 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-737-7896 Web: http://styodessert.com/ Twitter: @StyoDessert Advice: Order at the counter, sit anywhere. This stylish café takes it’s nod from the fashion scene with it’s colorful interior which is the perfect match to the colourful froyo treats.  Asides…

LIPS RESTO

UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-999-9191 Web: www.LipsResto.com Twitter: @LipsResto Advice: Reservations suggested. Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street…

BEACH BAY CAFÉ

1193 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7337 Web: http://www.beachbaycafe.com/ Twitter: @BeachBayCafe Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s Westcoast focus you will find a menu featuring the bounty of what BC has to offer with Executive Chef Scott Korzack running the…

CHE-LICIOUS

UPDATED 9/15/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1888 Web: http://www.che-licious.com/ Twitter: @eat_chelicious Advice: No reservations, counter service. The flavours of Vietnam are well represented here at this bright green café on bustling Denman. Lemongrass Tofu Banh…

ARGAN BISTRO

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://arganbistro.com/ Twitter: @ArganBistro Advice: Reservations suggested. Ever evolving this is a hidden gem and the latest eatery from Chef Nourdine Majdoubi and his partner Kevin Lin, both who…

THE FAT BADGER

UPDATED 1/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs…

LEFT BANK

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 751 Denman Street, Vancouver Phone: (604) 687-1418 Web: http://www.leftbankvancouver.com/ Twitter: @LeftBankVan Advice: Reservations suggested The bright room with red banquette seating and a marble top bar is a showcase for modern French bistro fare with…

LOS AMIGOS TACOS

1118 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0220 Web: https://www.facebook.com/losamigostaqueria Twitter: @losamigostacos Advice: No reservations, counter service. Located in the heart of Davie Village, is this Mexican taco joint that serves authentic eats. It’s a simple set-up, run by a Mexican family…

SPAGHETEI

1741 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1014 Web: http://spaghetei.com/ Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-in welcome you may have to wait. Serving authentic Japanese style spaghetti, this takes the popular noodle and Italian mainstay to another level and I truly enjoyed…

MOLLI CAFÉ

1225 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6554 Web: not yet Twitter: @MolliCafe Advice: No reservations. One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican, I love the flavours of the varied types of dishes from the many different regions that make up their…

BAOGUETTE BISTRO

104-1184 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-2468 Web: n/a Twitter: @BaoguetteBistro Advice: No reservations, order with the server at the table. Located in English Bay, you’ll find a taste of Vietnam and an extensive menu of traditional salad rolls, Pho…

PIZZA FABRIKA

UPDATED 1/22/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1680 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.559.1680 Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA Advice: Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. The most recent in the new wave of pizzerias is spot on,…

MOROCCO WEST

UPDATED 3/5/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/ Twitter: @MoroccoWest Advice: Reservations suggested. I have always loved Moroccan cuisine, the flavours of the dishes, the spices and it’s culture has been a draw for me….

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

EXILE BISTRO

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8633 Web: http://exilebistro.com/ Twitter: @exilebistro Advice: Doesn’t take reservations, daytime they run a café menu and by night Specializing in plant forward cuisine with an additional focus on Canadian game, this new hot spot in…

CAFÉ PHIN

976 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-5595 Web: www.cafephin.ca Twitter: @cafephin Advice: The lunch specials are great value. The flavours of Vietnam are well represented here at this bright café on bustling Denman. I have dined on a few occasions having…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

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