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Cafe Sweets & Beans: Wing Tower

On the corner of Kingsway and Burlington in Burnaby, it’s difficult to miss the large, turn-of-the-century, Johnson mansion (also known as “Glenedward”) whose main upper floor has been occupied by Sushi Oyama for a number of years. What many people might not remember is that this building once housed a funeral home until the early 80’s… something which has always been the focus of ghostly rumours among those of us that do know of the history of this location.
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Season’s Apple Cafe: Napoli Tuna Sandwich and Tuna Melt

Season’s Apple Cafe is an Asian-run Italian cafe located in a mini mall on Tenth Avenue in Burnaby, near the Burnaby-Coquitlam border. I stopped by here in mid-July to grab a quick lunch and took a seat on their patio.
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Spade Coffee & Spirits & Treats & Small Plates: Meat Breakfast Sammy

A couple of months ago, I noticed a strange thing in my social media feed… all of a sudden, there were countless pictures of a black spade on a white wall. No, not a shovel… the spade that you see in a deck of cards. Intrigued, I did a bit of digging and found out this was for a place called Spade Coffee. But it’s much more than a coffee shop.
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St. Marc Cafe (Kitahama): Osaka 2017

We first fell in love with St. Marc Cafe during our first visit to Japan last year. Fortunately for us, there was a St. Marc Cafe located right next to our hotel in Osaka.
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Jam Café: Brunch

Brunch in Vancouver can be a religious event for some people… popular restaurants often draw lineups that stretch down the block. While I’ve never been one to put up with excessively long lineups, I do enjoy me some brunch.
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Cora Breakfast and Lunch (Burnaby)

South Burnaby has always had a distinctive lack of good breakfast options… aside from fast food places like McDonald’s, A&W and Burger King. Jules Cafe on Rumble is not bad but sometimes I’m looking for something a bit different.
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Le Marché St. George – Crêpe, Croissant, and Hot Chocolate

It wasn’t very long ago that there were fears that the quaint little market/café known as Le Marché was going to have to close down due to some complaints by neighbours.
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Cora (Coquitlam) – Breakfast

If you haven’t figured it out by now… I’m a breakfast person. First breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, elevensies, dim sum,… you name it… I’m there. Which is why I’ve always enjoyed dining at Cora.
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Trees Organic (Kitsilano) – Hot Chocolate

Trees Organic is apparently known for having the best cheesecake in Vancouver… I wouldn’t know because I’ve never tried it here before. Perhaps on another occasion.
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The Naam – Breakfast

The Naam is actually one of the restaurants in Vancouver that’s older than I am… now that’s longevity given that Vancouver foodies tend to be quite fickle.
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Chez Meme Baguette Bistro – French Toast Brioche and Baguette Willy

Chez Meme Baguette Bistro is a popular eatery in North Burnaby. True to their name, many of their dishes are accompanied by the tastiest baguettes in the city.
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Knight & Day (Lougheed) – How is this place so busy?

Ah, Knight & Day… the oft disparaged, late-night eats located at the corner of Boundary Road and Lougheed Hwy. I haven’t been here for over 20 years and, from what I recall, the food wasn’t that great.
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