Little Nest: Kid Friendly Cafe

Diana Chan April 12, 2011 Brunch, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Three Beakers

ConsultingGirl suggested we go to Little Nest for Saturday brunch. I’ve never heard of it before, so I just imagined a place with birds nest everywhere. I really didn’t question her opinions. We drove down all the the way to commercial.

Little Nest is not on Commercial, its off of Commercial on Charles Street. It was pretty packed around 12:30 when we arrived, but soon it got less busy around 1:00 /1:30pm.

After observing the people who were at the restaurant, everyone seemed pretty young but I kept hearing children, LOTS of CHILDREN! Little Nest = Kid Friendly Cafe. I finally made the connection. I know you can’t see it through the picture, but there is a small play area in the back with kids playing but I didn’t want to be a pedo. Little Nest is a place for young parents to hang out with other parents and not worry about their kids. Since I will not have kids for many many many many many many many years from now, this was not my favorite place to be. You will witness kids running around, crying and screaming. BUT there are a few super cute kids.

The menu is all on the board, so you must stare at it, and then go up to the counter to order.

Once you order, you can go grab your table and you are given block letters instead of numbers. Do be aware, children tried stealing our blocks…and we let them until their mother gave it back to us. Not our place to take stuff away from them and make them sad.

On the large communal table, there are chalk boards and chalk! You can be a kids again and draw yourself a nice picture. We didn’t want to get chalk near our food, so we left it there.

ConsultingGirl and I both had the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. The juice was very fresh but it was a bit frothy near the top. Not too sweet either. It comes in a small glass, so if you are a very thirsty person, you may run out fast.

M ordered the organic GingerAle since his stomach was not feeling very well. This is different from your Canadian Dry, you can taste the flavour of the ginger. Really good.

M and ConsultingGirl both had the Eggs of the Day ($12) has scrambled eggs with pulled pork, appel fennel, fried beans and a toasted baguette.

The eggs were pretty good. It was nice and cheesy, a bit runny, but could have used a bit more seasoning. The pulled pork and beans were also good but nothing special.

M said the portion was not worth the $12. You mainly get full off the baguette.

I ordered the Little Nest Breakfast ($12). It has scrambled eggs with baked polenta, roasted portobello mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions, spinach pesto, cheese and a toasted baguette.

At first I was super disappointed in the size because paying $12 to get a small plate hardly seemed worth the price. As I devoured the polenta and the mushrooms, it was really really good! Polenta was nice a firm and had a good corn flavour.

Overall, decent food and overpriced. We also did not dig the atmosphere because I think all of us were a bit too young to go here.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Overpriced
  • Small portions
  • Kid friendly
  • hard to find parking

We Rate Little Nest:


1716 Charles St
Vancouver, BC


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Elaine April 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Interesting little place hahaha you go to so many different restaurants!

  2. DesignGirl April 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love trying everything, so i go to so many places. Plus, most of the time other people choose where to go.

    If I had my way of eating, I would just end up having sushi and burgers all the time. hahaha.

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