Tag: Gastown

Jules Bistro Vancouver | Gastown French Restaurant

Jules Bistro Vancouver | Gastown French Restaurant

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Birds and the Beets Gastown | Vancouver Sandwich +Salad Cafe

Birds and the Beets Gastown | Vancouver Sandwich +Salad Cafe

Birds and the Beets Gastown is newly opened sandwich and salad cafe that opened at 55 Powll Street. Owners, Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Trevor Pruegger took over the old Sea Monstr Sushi spot (across from Soft Peaks Ice Cream).We have been looking forward to this restaurant’s opening. The […]

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters | Gastown Coffee Shop

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters | Gastown Coffee Shop

Timbertrain Coffee Gastown Vancouver Instanomss Nomss Food Blog

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Vancouver is located 311 W Cordova S, Gastown. It is great hipster cafe just around from the Old Faithful Shop and Rowan Sky. Just around the corner is Water Street Cafe.

I love the big window seats at the front of the coffee shop. I love the natural light and the high chairs. It is perfect for people watching and for those cortado Instagram photos. Exposed bricks and high ceilings fill the open space. At the back there are booth seats in a ‘caboose’ like setting.

 

Timbertrain Coffee Gastown Vancouver Instanomss Nomss Food Blog

Timbertrain Coffee Gastown Vancouver Instanomss Nomss Food Blog

The coffee it is rich, chocolatety and has a hint of caramel smoothness. I like smooth, earthy and nutty blends. It is definitely on my every growing list of ‘best coffee shops in Vancouver’. Glad I will be working this into heavy rotation. For my guilty indulgences, they have sparkling water on tap! Something Elysian has removed from self-serve access.

 

Timbertrain Coffee Gastown Vancouver Instanomss Nomss Food Blog

Enjoy a pastry or some Matcha green tea Belgian waffles to accompany your coffee. If you prefer, they will heat it up slightly.

And after? Head down to Gastown for some shopping and transition into a nearby restaurant for dinner!

 

 

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Timbertrain Coffee Roasters
URL: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Hours:
Mon 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

311 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K2
(604) 915-9188

 

 

 

 

 

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UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

[image_with_animation image_url="14080" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] UYU Ice Cream is a new dessert shop on 433 Abbott St., Gastown beside Prado Cafe and Tacomio. Similar to Soft Peaks, UYU Ice Cream uses only organic milk and local ingredients. Their flavors changes weekly. Sometimes you will get [...]
Tacofino Burrito Bar Gastown | Mexican Tacos Tostada Ceviche

Tacofino Burrito Bar Gastown | Mexican Tacos Tostada Ceviche

Tacofino has expanded from a food truck to multiple locations East Hastings Tacofino Commissary, Victoria, and now Gastown. Tacofino Gastown location has both the Taco Bar (entrance via Blood Alley Square) and the Burrito Bar (entrance via 15 West Cordova). Depending if you feel like fast […]

Mosquito Gastown Vancouver | Dessert & Champagne Lounge

Mosquito Gastown Vancouver | Dessert & Champagne Lounge

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Mosquito Gastown Vancouver is a new dessert and champagne lounge. Mosquito is an upscale, sexy restaurant dedicated to desserts, cocktails and charcuterie. Mosquito is located where the old Oak + Fort location is just outside of Blood Alley. We think owners Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich has a really great concept to offering dessert outside of chocolate lava cake. Mosquito is a perfect date night spot with its dark and sophisticated atmosphere designed by Ste. Marie Art + Design (see Homer St. Cafe, Meat & Bread, Ask for Luigi, Revolver).

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Dessert Tapas are available between 5pm to 8pm for $6 each or 3 for $15. Perfect for that mid-afternoon pick me up! Tasty desserts are made by pastry chef Julianne Hansen who previously worked at Cadeaux Bakery.

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Olive oil and Lemon Madeleine: Freshly baked to order. These baby Madeleines are the definition of warm and fuzzy.  Sponge is ever so subtly sweet with a moist center and dusted with confectioners sugar. After Happy Hour, the Lemon Madeleine is served with olive oil bavarois, sponge, elderflower syrup, and dehydrated grapefruit.

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Pistachio Ice Cream: Pistachio genoa sponge, caramelized puff pastry, white chocolate and lemon yoghurt mousseline with pomegranate pearls. Earthy, nutty fragrance balanced with bright acidic citrus caviar. Genoise cake is a very light and delicate.

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Frozen Coconut Snowball: Coconut ice cream with slow roasted passion fruit and shiso. Reminds me of Raffaello chocolate.

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Macarons: New to the menu since Wednesday and are simply divine. On the table are Coconut and Lavender and Oolong tea and milk chocolate. We highly recommend the Coconut and Lavender macaron. Subtly distinctive flavors you can taste. At first bite, it is hard to taste the lavender. After a few seconds, you will start to notice the fragrance and the lavender aroma starts to seep in.

 

Mosquito Macaron Flavors Available

  • Valrhona dark chocolate
  • Coconut and lavender
  • Red fruits and tonka bean
  • Maple caramel and vanilla
  • Olive oil and rosemary
  • Oolong tea and milk chocolate
  • Roses and lychee
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We will be back again to Mosquito as I am sure their menus changes seasonally. This sexy lounge is romantic. It is a great date spot to charm your lady. I’m always game for dessert first!

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Mosquito Dessert & Champagne Lounge
URL: http://www.mosquitodessert.com
Cuisine: Dessert, Champagne Lounge

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

32 Water St Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1A4
(604) 398-3188

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Blacktail Vancouver Gastown | New Name New Chef

Blacktail Vancouver Gastown | New Name New Chef

[image_with_animation image_url="10802" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] This is our revist to Blacktail in Gastown after it renamed itself from Blacktail Florist, got a new chef, new bartender and a completely new menu with a modernist approach. Compared to our prior visit, Blacktail has a full house [...]
Salida 7 Vancouver | Spanish Restaurant Gastown

Salida 7 Vancouver | Spanish Restaurant Gastown

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Water Street Cafe Vancouver | Dine Out Vancouver 2015

Water Street Cafe Vancouver | Dine Out Vancouver 2015

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Water Street Cafe Vancouver is one of those iconic restaurants in the heart of Gastown, right across the steam clock. It is the restaurant where Eloise Chandler and Burke Ryan had their awkward date in the movie Love Happens.

White table cloths and classic Italian and Pacific Northwest fare is what makes up the menu at Water Street Cafe.  We came here for lunch after having soft serve ice cream first at Soft Peaks down the block on Alexander Street.

We love the window seats where we can people watch and get some natural light for photos. I really don’t like using flash. Natural light always wins.

Water Street Cafe Dine Out Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu Price: $18.00 pp

APPETIZER
Soup of the Day

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Caesar Salad: Romaine lettuce, fresh grated parmesan, Anchovies and garlic
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc
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Crunchy Baby Greens Salad: shaved root vegetables, fresh mint, granny smith apple, raspberry vinaigrette
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc

ENTREE
Rigatoni with Italian Sausage: plum tomato, cracked red chilies, extra virgin olive oil
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Spaghetti Carbonara: pancetta, scallions, egg, parmesan
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Sandhill Chardonnay VQA B.C
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Oven Roasted Chicken salad: faro and white bean, cashew nut, preserved apricots orange vinaigrette
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Grilled Chicken Club: double smoked bacon, Brie, Granny Smith apple, basil, balsamic reduction side frites
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Pinot Noir VQA Mission Hill B.C
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Angolotti Di Giardino: roasted root vegetables, spinach, ricotta, white wine, cream and sage sauce
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Spaghetti with Chicken and Sundried Tomato: roma tomato, basil, cracked chillies, extra virgin olive oil
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Sandhill Chardonnay VQA B.C

DESSERT
Fresh Fruit Sorbet
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Recommended wine pairing Red Rooster VQA Gewürztraminer, B.C

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In addition to the Dine Out Lunch Menu we optioned for a classic burger.

Grilled AAA Angus Beef Burger brioche, cheddar 13.95: cheese, double smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, chipotle mayo, dijon, and cripsy frites. I liked the touch of horseradish in the mayo to give the burger to cut the fat and to give it some zing. The patty was juicy. The bun was toasted and thick.

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Caesar Salad: your typical Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce, fresh grated parmesan. The menu said anchovies. Clearly none was on my plate.

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Rigatoni with Italian Sausage: plum tomato, cracked red chilies, extra virgin olive oil. A rather forgettable dish with underwhelming flavors. The pasta was al dente which is expected.

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Fresh Fruit Sorbet: A nice chilled dessert to end the meal. I enjoyed a light refreshing flavors.

Our visit to Water Street Cafe was a rather disappointing. Aside from the classic yet forgettable meal, there were a lot of fruit flies! When we brought this to the waitress’ attention, she simply shrugged, smirked, said “oh well…” and walked away! Honestly, I was a bit dumbfound by the reaction. Clearly, we won’t be rushing back here anytime soon. Shame.

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Water Street Cafe
URL: http://waterstreetcafe.ca
Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Pacific Northwest

Hours:
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

300 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6
(604) 689-2832

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Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary Spin Cycle Grand Opening

Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary Spin Cycle Grand Opening

[image_with_animation image_url="10868" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self" img_link="http://bit.ly/classpassvan"] Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary opened a short while ago but has already made a positive impact on our livelihood. I love their mantra to empowered by self worth thru positive motivation without reservation. Frankly, I just really love sweating! (I [...]
Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown |  Modern Teppanyaki Eatery

Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown | Modern Teppanyaki Eatery

    Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown is located in the historic Blood Alley next to L’Abattoir. Open since May, I often wonder which restaurant took over the space from Boneta. We finally decided to give this place a try and I’m quite happy that we did. […]

Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary | Spin to Euphoric High

Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary | Spin to Euphoric High

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People say – couples that workout together, stay together. Having to be newly weds, we would say – couples that spin together, stay together. Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary is a newly opened indoor spin cycling facility located at 154 West Hastings Street. Eastwood cycle transformed the former CrossFit 604 studio to a sanctuary space defined by exposed bricks, clean slate and a fresh approach. The Moroccan themed getaway evokes an experience, to be at one with thy self, to be empowered by self worth thru positive motivation without reservation. Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary is founded by Jillian Sheridan and her husband’s passion for road cycling. Jillian is a Director at Gold Lemon Creative and the campaign leading up Eastwood’s launch definitely stirred a lot of curious minds on Instagram.

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary is like a boutique. Equipped with their own clothing and workout gear. Herbivore Botanicals fresh scents, Happy Spritz handcrafted artisan aromatherapy, Yeti yoga matts, and overall goods for the spiritual well being. Also, wholesome in-season soup from Kit’s Kitchen, fresh salads from Culver City Salads, nutritious coldpress juices from The Juice Truck are sold here. Coming soon, lunch time spin devotees can pre-order their lunch and take it to go after they’ve done their time.

 

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Eastwood Cycle Vancouver is different from other indoor cycling fitness facilities. Eastwood has a different vibe. Forget about the outside world as your enter the sanctuary. The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. All this sounds familiar as it draws from similar serenity in yoga. Downstairs in the lounge, you are whisked away in a clean stale with vivid Moroccan decor. Enjoy a moment here to re-group and to prepare your the day ahead. Shower and change rooms are like those on Pinterest boards.

 

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

 

Contrary to the images evoked by the interior design, there is nothing slow about the spin cycle at Eastwood. A typical high intensity interval training spin class burns 400-500 calories depending on individual body size. Coupled with a healthy diet, you will inevitably get fit doing spin workouts. Indoor cycling spin exercise has many benefits. It is a low impact, high intensity workout. It is easy on the knees unlike running. It is also a full body workout integrated with one or three pound free weights. You control your own resistance. While the instructor send positive vibes of motivation, ultimately you are in charge to push yourself beyond your limits; generating an euphoric high to carry the rest of your day.

 

 

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

 

Behind these blue doors is the sanctuary where spin classes takes action. Sign up for your classes online and pre-book your bike station on the amphitheater. No need for the mad rush to class. Dimly lit candles awaits. My instructor Miriam explains how to use the new Schwinn bikes with flywheel, the multi position handlebars, how to clip myself in, the brakes to slow myself down, and the simple to use LCD computer screen which displays speed, RPM, distance, time and calories. All can be plugged to your personal fitness tracking devices and heart rate monitors via an USB. Close your eyes. pedal to the rhythm. Get in the zone.

 

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

Eastwood cycle Vancouver Spin Workout Nomss

The popularity of Soul Cycle New York made it’s way here to Vancouver. There are many indoor cycling studios opened/opening in Yaletown, Gastown, Downtown Vancouver. Each one has it’s own vibe. In a sense it is building community and awareness. We had the pleasure to ride The Weekender – a 60 minute class only offered Saturday and Sunday at 9:15 AM. There were moments I wanted to give up, but I pushed myself harder because of good positive vibes. Sweat poured down on me. Sprint sets. Standing. Sitting. Uphill strength set. Set your resistance 8 and power through. Breathe. The 60 minutes was no easy ride. No regrets. I gave it all I got and Thank God I’m alive. Today was a good leg day!

 

Eastwood Cycle – The Weekender Spin Cycle Playlist

– Instructor: Miriam Haskins

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Eastwood Cycle is part of the Classpass Vancouver community. CLASSPASS offers one pass, unlimited classes to the best fitness studios and gyms in Vancouver. I love the fact I can use my one membership here. Eastwood is one of my favorite spin studios!

 

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At the end, enjoy an eucalyptus towel to reduce inflammatory, congestion, and deodorize. There are many new exciting things coming to Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary. Check back with us!

 

 

 

Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary
URL: http://eastwoodcycle.com/
Business Type: Fitness, Spin, Cycle

 

 

154 West Hastings St
Vancouver BC, V6B 1G8
604.899.EAST / 604.899.3278

The Diamond Vancouver | Gastown Cocktails, Happy Hour & Night cap

The Diamond Vancouver | Gastown Cocktails, Happy Hour & Night cap

The Diamond Vancouver is located on the second floor at Maple Tree Square in Gastown. It is kiddie corner to Six Acres, Chill Winston and L’abattoir. The Diamond is a great place for cocktails, happy hour and night cap. The Diamond, co-owner Josh Pape also […]

3 Of Canada’s Top 10 Restaurants in Vancouver | 50 Best Restaurant in Canada

3 Of Canada’s Top 10 Restaurants in Vancouver | 50 Best Restaurant in Canada

  We all know we are spoiled here in Vancouver. But did you know that 3 Of Canada’s Top 10 Restaurants are in Vancouver? According to Vacay.ca and a panelist of culinary professionals and critics have complied a list of Top 50 Restaurants in Canada!   2014 […]