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The Flying Pig is a friendly, neighborhood pub-style restaurant in Yaletown. The menu is comprised of occasionally changing dishes, always using the freshest seasonal ingredients in clean, contemporary preparations of classic dishes. The menu might include items like Veal Milanese with Parmesan risotto, pulled pork poutine or brunch dishes like their full country style breakfast and the complementary cinnamon rolls. The Flying Pig is one of the most popular choices in the city for any meal of the day.
Heirloom Vegetarian has gained critical acclaim in the media as one of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Canada. This restaurant believes in fair trade practices and only uses organic ingredients in its cuisine. It offers brunch, lunch and dinner and its menu includes dishes like Miso Brasca, Polenta Yam Fries, Root Veg Nacho Grande, Taco Salad, Soba Green Curry and West Indian Skillet. Your meal is complemented by cocktails like Daiquiri, the Prosecco and pink grapefruit-infused Orchid, and The Bourbon with honey.
Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant offers fresh farm food featuring plenty of vegetables using ingredients grown by sustainable practices. It has a Sunday Supper Series wherein patrons can savor dishes like White Almond Gazpacho, Celtuce and Biodynamic Aged Risotto. For lunch, try the Roasted Chicken Breast served with peppercorn sauce, fingerling potatoes, arugula salad and cognac. The desserts are unusual such as Elderflower Sorbet, complemented by La Biancara di Angiolino Maule white wine and Chateau Le Puy Bordeaux red wine. This is a good restaurant to sample healthy dishes that are also rich in flavors. Their special brunch menus are also quite popular among diners.
Two Parrots Perch & Grill is a fun place to be in where you will find it always buzzing with people. Known for their delicious breakfast and Tuesday karaoke nights, there is always something going on here. Locals love to hang out here for the drinks and the infamous two pounds Beef Burger. To pair with these tasty delights, they have local craft brews on tap, as well a range of other spirits and liquers.
The Twisted Fork Bistro on Granville Street satisfies your desire to dine at a classy French Bistro. Book a table at this restaurant and be prepared for the onslaught of creamy French delights that are prepared from scratch using fresh and local ingredients. The specialty mussels and confit duck is served with delicious sauces, which are appeasing to the taste buds. Twisted Fork Bistro is also a famous brunch spot, where dishes like Egg Benedicts and Scallops are served with flair. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
The nostalgic taste of home-made delicacies is what you can expect at the Templeton Restaurant. Organic and natural ingredients are featured in almost all the comfort food options here. Gourmet Burgers, Organic Macaroni, Beer-battered Fish and Chips and NY Strip Loin Steak are some of the dinner options at the Templeton. Movie screenings are organized on select days with martinis. Check website for details.
A brainchild of Chef Nico Schuermans, Medina is a perky cafe located in Crosstown. Having studied at CREPAC School of Culinary Arts in Belgium, Chef Schuermans brings his skills to good use and adds a Belgian flair to his preparations. The decor here is pretty simple, yet it has a stylish ambiance with bright bulbs hanging from the ceiling and neatly lined tables. The menu here has delectable treats, with popular dishes like waffles and specialties like Les Boulettes, La Tartine and Roti de Boeuf, marinated beef balsamic style. The restaurant is a must-try for anyone looking for a change from the usual western flavors offered around the city. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't take reservations. Call ahead for more information.
When it comes to describing the food plated at the Hawksworth Restaurant, patrons complement the clean tastes, perfect ingredients and exemplary culinary technique. With a kitchen steered by chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant has achieved its fame by sourcing the best in local ingredients and creatively complementing natural flavors. The menu covers breakfast through dinner including a wonderful spread for brunch. Pair you meal with a wine from their selection and finish off with a classic dessert. The perfect place to dine, especially if looking to indulge and impress.
Fable, a farm-to-table restaurant, offers a great range of Canadian cuisine for a range of palates. The decor of the place truly reflects the uniqueness that through Trevor Bird, and Kyla Brown's art on the exposed brick walls. The menu has great choices like roast ling cod, flat iron steak, pumpkin risotto and chickpea fritters. Complete your meal with a lemon tart or chocolate beet fondant from the tempting range of desserts. All in all, this is a great place to drop in to have a family meal or to enjoy their special brunch menu.
In Italian, Sciué means “good and fast”, which pretty much sums up the philosophy behind this little Roman-style café. You’ll find a lot more than just coffee here, though. Open during the daytime and catering to the local business crowd and tourists alike, Sciué offers up some of the best European pastries and breakfast panini you’ll find anywhere. Lunch features a healthy variety of pastas and gnocchi, but the real draw here are the pizzas, which are sold by weight and garnished with the finest ingredients, from pancetta to sliced bocconcini to pesto chicken. You can contact Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé at +1 888 959 7263, for further information.
Established in 2007, Score on Davie is a famous sports and gay bar. It has won a number of awards including Best Gay Bar, Best Sports Bar and Best Breakfast. Not only that but the restaurant is also popular with the locals and tourists for its burgers, salads and pizzas. It is the perfect place to catch the season's game over drinks and good food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Open from 11a onwards on weekdays and 10a onwards on weekends.
Every inch of canary yellow wall space in Sophie's Cosmic Cafe is covered with vintage toys, souvenirs, photos and mementos. Arrive early if you plan on enjoying breakfast, it is rumored to be the best in the city, and line-ups usually snake down the street by 9a. A bottle of their own hot sauce goes on everything (even eggs)! A great place to dine with the family, its menus feature something for everyone. Beers, ciders and wines are also on offer.