The Birds & The Beets: Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

The Birds & The Beets is a cute little café located in the historic flatiron-shaped Hotel Europe in Gastown. Given the triangular shape of the building, the shop fronts on both Powell and Alexander Streets (but the main counter area is near the Powell Street entrance).

With summer now over and the Vancouver rain starting to return, I picked The Birds & The Beets as one of my final staycation visits for September. Since they open at 7am, this made the perfect place for me to visit for breakfast.

I’m not much of a coffee enthusiast as I don’t enjoy the flavour (plus I like going through my day a bit fuzzy so I don’t need the caffeine). However, for this National Coffee Day, I picked the Latte ($4) which is probably one of the least coffee-like drinks you can order while still having coffee in it.


There’s a limited menu here but I had my eye on their Avocado Toast with Poached Egg ($7). A very simple dish but well executed. The creamy avocado mash with red pepper was served on a thick-cut, toasted, sourdough slice of brioche with a nice crust to it.


On top of all of that was the pièce de résistance… the perfectly poached egg. Seriously? Is there anything better than cutting into an egg and watching the yolk slowly ooze out?

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This was definitely one of the best avocado toast dishes in Vancouver.



Like many of the eateries in the gentrifying area of Gastown, the interior is actually quite nice and makes you almost forget that you’re so close to one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Street parking was fairly easy to find during my visit (and free before 9am). If you’re into avocado toast, make sure to give them a try.

55 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on December 17, 2017, in Breakfast, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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