Browsing the "Gastown" Category

Prado Cafe: New Location in Gastown

Prado Cafe has finally opened their second location in Gastown. Their first location is on Commercial Drive and it’s a loved cafe in the neighbourhood. They really focus on crafting the perfect brew and creating a great atmosphere. They use Parallel [...]

April 1, 2015 Cafe, Four Beakers, Gastown

Soft Peaks: Soft Serve Ice Cream in Vancouver

Soft Peaks Ice Cream serves up fresh organic soft serve ice cream.  The soft serve is made with Avalon organic milk. I remember a year ago when I was in Korea, soft serve with honeycomb was the newest trend. Now, its [...]

March 17, 2015 Dessert, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Korean, Three Beakers

Tacomio: New Restaurant in Gastown

Tacomio is a new taco place that opened up near Tinsel Town. The corner of Abbot and Hastings was marred by a run down hotel, but since then has been torn down and rebuilt as nice retail locations. There is [...]

March 4, 2015 Gastown, lunch, Mexican, Two Beakers

East Van Roasters: Hot Chocolate Festival

East Van Roasters is an artisan chocolate and coffee shop in Gastown. They are a social enterprise created by the PHS Community Services Society. East Van Roasters is designed to provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier [...]

February 12, 2015 Cafe, Dessert, Gastown, Three Beakers

Black Frog Eatery: Pub in Gastown

Black Frog Eatery is located in Gastown right by the Steam Clock. M and his coworkers came here for lunch and I tagged along. I can’t say no to trying out new places. I’ve never noticed this place till now. [...]

January 23, 2015 American, Gastown, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

Einstein Wrap House: Donair and Shawarma in Gastown

Einstein Wrap House is located in Tinseltown and they serve up donair and shawarma. I haven’t had a wrap or a platter in a long time, so I decided to drop by for lunch. The prices are under $9 and [...]

January 3, 2015 Gastown, lunch, Middle Eastern, Three Beakers

The Pint Public House: Nachos as Big as Niagara

The Pint Public House is located on Abbott and Pender Street close to Stadium Skytrain. It’s definitely a sports bar and attracts lots of people when there are games on. The prices are fair and the portions are huge! This is [...]

November 18, 2014 Gastown, Late Night, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

Shirakawa Gastown: Daily Happy Hour

What more do I love on a Friday than happy hour at a Japanese Restaurant? Spending time with friends on Friday eating happy hour! They are located in Gastown right in Gaolers Mews. Shirakawa is focused on serving the highest [...]

November 16, 2014 Gastown, Happy Hour, Izakaya, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

Ask For Luigi: Addictive Pasta in Vancouver

There is one place I love to take guests to in Vancouver, that place is Ask For Luigi. They just have very good freshly made pasta every night. When M’s relatives were in town, I took them here since I [...]

September 12, 2014 Four Beakers, Gastown, Gluten Free Options, Italian, Kid Friendly

Timbertrain Coffee Roaster: Awesome Coffee in Gastown

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters is located in the heart of historical Gastown in Vancouver, BC. They are committed to the science of brewing a perfect coffee every time. CoffeeGuy introduced us to Timbertrain and he swears their coffee is amazing and [...]

August 13, 2014 Cafe, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

The Flying Pig: Gastown Appy Hour

Where in Vancouver can you get some good happy hour food after work? One of my go-to locations is The Flying Pig. They have a special chalk board menu with what is available for Appy Hour. It runs daily from [...]

August 2, 2014 Canadian, Gastown, Happy Hour, Three Beakers

Taishoken Ramen: Newest Ramen Shop in Vancouver

Taishoken Ramen is the newest ramen join in Vancouver. It is located right across from Tinsel Town. During their soft opening, they were offering ramen up for $5. Sadly, I don’t like lines so I never ended up trying it [...]

July 13, 2014 Gastown, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Calabash Bistro: Brunch Bash with Booze

Did you know Calabash Caribbean Bistro serves brunch? Every Saturday and Sunday, you can get a taste of their brunch menu from 10am – 3pm. I was invited to a preview of their new brunch menu to see what they [...]

June 13, 2014 Brunch, Caribbean, Gastown, Three Beakers

Ask For Luigi: Dining on Mothers Day

Ask For Luigi is located in Gastown and has pretty awesome fresh pasta. My sisters and I came here for Mothers Day and we were fortunate enough to get a reservation. We made the reservation a few weeks prior just [...]

June 6, 2014 Four Beakers, Gastown, Italian, Noodles

Blenz: Hot Chocolate on a Rainy Day

What do I do on rainy days? I have hot chocolate! I was really bored after work, so I had myself a hot chocolate treat. Besides the coffee, they are known for their hot chocolate too. Belgian Hot Chocolate is [...]

March 20, 2014 Cafe, Gastown, Three Beakers

Ask for Luigi: Yummy Pasta in Gastown

Ask for Luigi is a casual Italian-inspired restaurant serving up fresh handmade pasta. It is located in Railtown where the old 2 Chefs a Table until they closed the location. There is some free parking in the area. The way you [...]

March 15, 2014 Four Beakers, Gastown, Italian, Noodles, Vegetarian

Something Healthy: Near Stadium Skytrain

Finding something healthy near the office is quite tough. Near our office, we have McDonalds, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks. That’s not a very good selection of restaurants to go for lunch. Traveling a skytrain station away, we found Something Healthy. [...]

February 27, 2014 Gastown, Three Beakers, Vegetarian
Lily Mae's

Lily Mae’s Comfort Cafe: Brunch in Gastown

Lily Mae’s Comfort Cafe is located in the heart of Gastown. I came here with coworkers on the weekend to have some brunch. If you are looking for some comfort food, its a nice place to go to. They serve brunch [...]

January 15, 2014 Brunch, Cafe, European, Gastown, Three Beakers