Dinnrtime (formerly known as RightOvers) is a social impact start-up promoting better access to home-cooked food and is aimed at reducing food waste and increasing sustainable dining across the city. Recently launched by Todd Lajeunesse and Dylan MacDonald, as part of the Revolving…
Tag: Mount Pleasant
Freakishly delicious donuts. Lucky’s Doughnuts Vancouver is part of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. You come here to get Lucky. How can you come to Lucky’s Doughnuts and not be tempted to get a donut (a box) to go along with your coffee? Lucky’s Doughnuts at 49th Parallel…
Burdock & Co Vancouver Brunch Affair is most stimulated by a great cup of coffee. Elysian Coffee Roasters shows no mercy. With Joe by my side, we were ready to dive into Burdock & Co brunch menu. Burdock is on Main Street near Thyme to Indulge. Burdock & Co serves a casual fare. Meals made from organic ingredients by Chef Andrea Carlson. Andrea Carlson was formerly Executive Chef at Bishop’s restaurant. Dishes at Burdock are vegetable focused.
Spicy Almond Sauce, Braised Burdock, Greens with Alkaline Noodles 13 + Crispy Beef Brisket 3: Much like a bowl of Sichuan Dan Dan noodles 擔擔麵, Burdock and Co won’t burn you and leave your face numb from fiercely spicy sauce. This dry ramen noodle bowl is mild. It has a lot of textures, flavors and substances for a good bite. Add some shredded beef brisket to compliment the pickled braised burdock root. This was perhaps the best of all the dishes we ordered. Flavors good and portions fair.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sweet Onion, Biscuit 14: This was a light dish in the sense of size. The chicken nuggets were battered with a nice crunch. Though we would have preferred a better tender chicken meat to flour ratio. The pickled balsamic onion had a tangy note but was surprised us as being served cold. This was not a welcoming contrast. In the end this dish left us incomplete.
Grilled Maple Fennel Bacon 6: The soft tender bacon pieces were thickly cut and liberally glazed. It not the thin crispy strips you are served over Eggs Benedict. Hangry* would be an understatement if Dave didn’t order this extra side to go with his lean buttermilk chicken.
*Hangry – Hungry to the point of being angry.
Burdock & Co
Cuisine: Canadian, Tapas Bar
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8
SEX DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL! That’s the first thing I can think of when I enter Gene Coffee. Located right across Foundations and Nice Cafe on Main Street. To continue the theme from the hipster treatment of I don’t give a s#*t about our customer…
Thyme to Indulge is a boutique catering company that also specializes in gourmet breakfast, brunch and the occasional market dinners. Thyme to Indulge is located on Main Street next to Dairy Queen. The interior is fresh and cute with white and black composition. Their…
Matchstick Coffee Roasters is a local roastery and retailer in Vancouver on East 15th (Fraser / Kingsway). This sneaky corner is also home to Les Faux Bourgeois local artists, boutiques and workshop studios: Spool of Thread, The Artway Art Studio etc. The cafe is brightly lit with natural light, long wooden communal table, cafeteria grade school chairs and also a long standing bar.
Matchstick Coffee Roasters roast their own beans in the back of the cafe and also has cheese and bread plates available.
Sparkling Water 1.00/jug | 50 cents /glass: On the dog days of summer, a Loonie seemed like a bargain. But if you go to Elysian Coffee it is open tap. However, what you don’t know is that they donate all the profits they make from this to a water charity: Water For People. So drink happily and donate wholeheartedly.
Iced Latte: A rich dark espresso with a slight acidic sour note over milk.
I can’t wait to return on a cooler day where I can savour a hot cup of joe.
Matchstick Coffee Roasters
639 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
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There’s a new kid on the block of West Broadway that offers you similar takes on Cambodia / Vietnamese food with a fusion twist. Indochine Kitchen brings you food that shadows crowd pleasers as Phnom Penh, but is it the same, better, or shallows in…
It was a cloudy Sunday afternoon after service at Tenth and we were all craving a little pho. Dave suggested there is this awesome chicken Pho place called My Chau on Kingsway, but alas they are closed on Sundays. Our friend suggested we try Pho Tan Vietnamese,…
Salut! Les Faux Bourgeois is perfect little bistro located on a perfect little corner on Fraser and 15th; Or maybe I should say Fraser and Kingsway would make more sense. This sneaky little corner is full of goodies: Matchstick Coffee, Spool of Thread, The Artway Art Studio just to name a few. A lil bit of arts, a lil bit of cuties pattern fabrics and local craft classes makes this perfect little corner… unique.
When I look down the street I become a little forgetful and forget I am still in Vancouver. I dream of searching for flights to New York, escape to the Big Apple to explore their best eateries and run up the Empire State Building… As Dave snap me back into reality, we already have a table ready. No brain numbing waits I’ve read others endured. The wood furnishings, the bar stools, and well stocked libation shelf makes me dream of Lee Fields & The Expressions playing Wish you were here and Harvey Specter was sitting there.
But let us dive back into reality and reminisce of some fine French food.
ESCARGOTS DE BOURGOGNE 9: classic parsley and garlic butter were rich but one dimensional. It was oily without the savory; and chewy without the bounce. While the drowning crostinis were too much to consume on its own.
ASSIETTE DE CHARCUTERIE 12: Daily assortment of local charcuterie, cornichons and Dijon. I regret forgetting to order some cheese to go along with the meat. all meat no cheese was just wrong. We should have ordered the mt. pleasant picnic 12. With too much food already prepping in the kitchen. I will let this one go… just this once.
PÂTÉ DE CAMPAGNE 10: Country style pork pâté that is light without much salt but has a grainy meaty texture andd taste. It better taste meaty! Afterall, I mean it is mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. This poor man’s foie gras was great on a casual night out. For a fancy night out, I mean head to West Restaurant, Hawksworth (speaking of which I should stop hoarding the photos and post them up) or L’Abattoir…
LONGUE D’AGNEAU 19: A tender and well seasoned full of herbs. Perhaps domesticated lamb was not wild nor gamey is served with caramelized cauliflower (a reminder of Nuba’s Najib’s special), garbonzos and minted pea créme fraîche. I couldn’t get enough of the cauliflowers.
No desserts for us here tonight, for long summer nights, I long to camp outside of Bella Gelateria. But you should definitely come back for their NUT CRUSTED CHOCOLATE SILK CAKE and their CANARD CONFIT. absolument fantastique! And if you like hot guys with an accent… psst! they have lots here!
Les Faux Bourgeois
Sunday 5:00 – 10:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
A great greasy diner breakfast is what Nice Cafe is. This busy place dishing out breakies and morning Joes has survived many moons. It can probably be listed with one of the oldest Vancouver breakfast restaurants alongside Paul’s Omelettery or Bon’s. Iconic to Mount Pleasant…
Marulilu sounds almost like a song out of The Beatles vinyl album. But it’s actually a small Japanese café in the Mount Pleasant area. We stumbled across Marulilu Cafe Japanese Restaurant one day after church at Tenth Church. It is on West Broadway off Cambie near…