Tag: Cafe

Touring the Gong You Kitchen and Commissary

A new commissary opened recently in the Tri-Cities area to enable food producers to produce their products in a professional kitchen. The meaning of Gong You Kitchen in Korean is sharing kitchen, and that is what they set out to…

First Taste of Foglifter Coffee

I got my first taste of this coffee while staying at the Bodega Cove resort on Galiano Island almost 3 years ago. Little did I know that the couple who started this Shawnigan Lake based coffee roasters were the same…

First Taste of Amoka Coffee & Bites

Amoka Coffee and Bites specialized in scratch baking, refreshing coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened a few months ago in the Westend in downtown Vancouver. Owned by Claudio and Belem, they are both passionate about serving the…

First Taste of The Kougin Café

Pastry chef Andrew Han has had a life-long dream to open his own bakery and he wanted it to be located in Chinatown where he grew up. His bakery is defined as; kouign (meaning brioche, pronounced queen) and amann, which…

First Taste of Level V Bakery and Whisk Premium Matcha

Sharing the space, this plant-based tea shop and bakery are offering items that complement each other in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Whisk Premium Matcha is owned by Kimmy and her company has been wholesaling their Matcha tea across North America…

First Taste of Winston Café

A food forward coffee shop that opened recently in Lower Lonsdale in beautiful North Vancouver. With it’s high ceilings this café also features a long communal table in the centre of the room on the main floor, and a good…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

SPREZZATURA RESTAURANT

265 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-6333 Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ instagram @sprezzatura_van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner, walkins welcome. With it’s Italian focus, this casual eatery is not only specializing in pizzas and roast dishes but they are also featuring other dishes…

First Taste of Prototype Coffee

Founded by Matt Johnson who has been in the coffee industry for several years roasting and managing cafes around the city. Here he custom roasts the coffee beans in house in small batches with 3 black Aillio Bullet R1’s tabletop…

First Taste of Buttermere Patisserie Cafe

After almost 3 years producing cakes and other desserts out of a nearby commissary, owner Jamie Tung opened up her retail café in late July. The retail storefront features their signature Buttermere Patisserie creations such as the Pillow Cakes, Cake…

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

Dalina Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak. The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly…

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