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Linh Café – Brunch

Linh Café is a cute little French/Vietnamese bistro in Kits that occupies the former Café Régalade location. In fact, the current owner, Tai Nguyen, previously worked at both La Régalade (in West Van) and Café Régalade previously – two restaurants that I’ve always been fond of. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Tai also worked at Mistral French Bistro since that was one of our fav French bistros before it closed down.
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Supermarine (Dine Out 2016)

Supermarine is a newish restaurant that opened up in the former location of Abigail’s Party in Kits. There’s still remnants of Abigail’s in this tiny restaurant (sister restaurant to Wildebeest) as can be seen in the names of some of the cocktails as well as the name that appears on the bill that you receive at the end of your meal.
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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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East is East (Kits) – Poetic Cuisine

Taken from the first line in Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Ballad of East and West, you could be forgiven for taking the phrase out of context.
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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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Jackson’s Meat & Deli

Jackson’s Meat & Deli is self-described as the oldest meat market in Vancouver, dating back to 1911. Yet walking inside their spiffy West 4th location, you’d hardly guess it.
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Abigail’s Party – Saturday Brunch

In truth, the name “Abigail’s Party” doesn’t sound like a restaurant but it does seem fitting for this tiny little eatery.
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Cafe Zen on Yew – Breakfast in Kitsilano

Cafe Zen is a popular breakfast eatery located in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. It’s so popular that I was a bit worried about having to wait in line. Thankfully, on my Friday morning visit in late October, while the restaurant appeared bustling, I was able to grab a table without waiting.
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Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (Kits) – French Quarter Beignets

Two things come to mind when I think of Chewies… “loud” and “good food”. That’s basically the embodiment of this place.

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La Cigale French Bistro – Moules Frites

La Cigale French Bistro is one of many small French restaurants that we love to visit in Vancouver. On the one hand, I wish it was closer to our home. On the other hand, it’s a good thing that it isn’t otherwise we’d put on too much weight.
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Fable Kitchen – Brunch

Much has been written about Fable Kitchen located in Kits.  Opened by Trevor Bird of Top Chef Canada Season 2 fame, the concept here is based on locally sourced ingredients… hence the name: FArm to taBLE = FABLE. Read the rest of this entry

Banana Leaf (Kits) – Lunch Tasting Menu

While there’s five different Banana Leaf locations, until recently, our visits have been limited to their West Broadway location.  Wait, I should be more specific because they have 2 locations on West Broadway… I mean the one in the Fairview areaRead the rest of this entry