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Breka Bakery & Café (Fraser St) – Sweets 24×7

If you suffer from insomnia around the Sunset area of Fraser and 49th, you’ve no doubt stumbled across Breka Bakery & Café. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this European-style bakery is a mecca for students and shift-workers looking for a pick-me-up at all hours of the night.
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Pinpin Restaurant – Filipino Cuisine

For some reason, there seems to be a decided lack of Filipino restaurants in Vancouver.  On the other hand, there’s more Japanese restaurants and Starbucks than you can shake a stick at. Read the rest of this entry

Good Choice Restaurant – Dim Sum

There’s a tiny little Chinese restaurant located at the corner of Fraser St. and E 44th Ave known as Good Choice Restaurant.  This area was previously recognized as the Punjabi neighbourhood owing to the large amount of East Indian shops along Fraser Street.  Similar to the exodus of Chinese merchants from Chinatown to Richmond, many of the East Indian shops along Fraser have moved out to Surrey to stay close to their customer base.  Hence, you’ll see a much more diverse offering here now.  Perhaps that’s why they’ve tried to reimagine/rename the area now as “South Hill”.

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White Spot (Marine Drive) – Steelhead Benedict

Back in our university days, we would often hit a White Spot after a big exam – usually either the one on West Broadway or this one on SE Marine Drive near the Knight Street Bridge.  Read the rest of this entry