Written By Guest Writer First Look / Places / Restaurants / Vancouver Jan 2, 2017 Vancouver Buzz: January | February 2017 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLiving in Vancouver at this time of year you can’t avoid the rain (or snow), unless you stay inside all the time but then you miss so much! A perfect place to stop in for brunch or an afternoon snack is Nero Belgian Waffle Bar at its new location at Seymour and Nelson. It’s a great and convenient location to stop in and warm up with both sweet and savoury options. The Heaven waffle is an aptly named strawberry paradise.nerowafflebar.com, @nerowafflebar1002 Seymour St., Vancouver Medina Cafe opened up in a new location and we arrived to a long line as they typically do not take reservations. At Medina you should step outside of the box for a brunch other than the basic bacon and eggs. Try the breakfast cassoulet or paella and you will not be disappointed! And even if you are full don’t skip the mini liege waffles! Check out Medina Down Under: An Australia Day Wine Dinner on January 26th.medinacafe.com, @medinacafe780 Richards Street, Vancouver Victoria’s restaurant, Jam Cafe opened in Cafe Medina’s old location and Vancouver is very excited about this! It’s a busy spot. There is a line outside even on a Tuesday afternoon, but it moves quickly. The portions are very generous with pancakes the size of my head! It’s perfect comfort food for a cool and damp day and the selection of “coffee with a kick” drinks will keep you warm.jamcafes.com/vancouver, @jamcafeyvr556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Cacao a new progressive latin restaurant opened in Kitsilano where the Epicurean Caffe Bistro had been for over 20 years. Chef Jefferson Alvarez is finally in charge of his own kitchen where he can show his passion for latin flavours and dishes. Brunch is more traditional with breakfast selections and some risottos and pasta dishes. Dinners have a fusion of latin flavours and ingredients. Brunch is offered Tuesday to Sunday and dinner Wednesday to Saturday by reservation. cacaovancouver.com, @cacaovancouver1898 West 1st Avenue, Kitsilano Finally! The weather changed allowing for a beautiful walk on the sea wall ending up at the new Peaked Pies location on Denman Street with a delicious Aussie flavour. Originating in Whistler, Peaked Pies serves a variety of savoury pies including the traditional Aussie pie and The Hopper, which is made of kangaroo. Any pie can be peaked which means adding mashed potatoes, mushy peas and gravy or you can add any of these individually, for an additional cost. I wouldn’t recommend it for the sweet pies though.peakedpies.com, @PeakedPies975 Denman Street, Vancouver Dalina Kitchen & Grocery opened early December and offers a selection of premium and everyday items. Dalina’s espresso bar is reminiscent of an Italian café, where their signature roasts have been created by over 3 generations of Italian roasters. The espresso is enough to keep you coming back everyday, with a selection of milks and waters on tap. There is also a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches and hot dinner specials for meals on the go.dalina.ca, @dalinavancouver687 Main Street, Vancouver – Text & Photos by Jennifer Carter SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like First Look / Restaurants / Victoria March 24, 2017 First Look: Café Mexico Café Mexico is a busy local cantina with a brand-new look and feel. The café’s roots reach back to the 1980s and the original Tex-Mex trend, when ... Read More First Look / Vancouver March 15, 2017 New Openings in Vancouver We have had a handful of bright sunny days so far; that we keep hoping are signaling the end of winter and the coming of spring, but it hasn’t ... Read More First Look / Victoria March 8, 2017 First Look: Farm and Field Butchers Rebecca Teskey opened Farm and Field Butchers in December 2016 so she could use both her passion for cooking and lessons learned in a ... Read More First Look / Victoria February 2, 2017 FIRST LOOK: The Empress Hotel’s Q Restaurant The Empress is one of Canada’s grande dames, the westernmost of the railway palaces that include Quebec City’s Chateau Frontenac and Alberta’s ... Read More First Look / Victoria January 9, 2017 Deliverance: Getting the food you want without venturing beyond your front door. OK, sure, soups and stews are great, but at this point can we just be honest and say they’re getting a bit old? When the first whispers of winter ... Read More First Look / Restaurants January 2, 2017 Up Island Buzz: January | February 2017 A new year, and a change of season; make the most of the recent culinary additions on the Island, and take in a couple of premier events while ... Read More Comments are closed.