When we got to Vancouver, our first priority was checking in to our hostel and taking a long-awaited shower (it had been 4 days!).
Our next priority was getting a good meal; Catch 122 Cafe Bistro was just down the street from us, so we decided to grab brunch at 3pm.
Catch 122 Cafe Bistro
Location: 122 W Hastings St
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We had a bit of time before our train, so we decided to spend some time at a cafe instead of lugging our bags around town.
Starbucks and Second Cup were just down the street, but we decided to try a more local cafe.
Location: 5135 Sherbrooke St W
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Full Vegetarian Baguette; sub egg for avocado
I just came back from a week in Vancouver, and living in Gastown, we made it our mission to get our daily caffeine kick from a new place every morning.
Finch’s was not originally on my shortlist of cafes I made before we came, but we passed by it one morning and thought it was adorable – so we made a mental note to come back another morning.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House
Location: 353 W Pender St
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One of my favourite types of cake has to be the chiffon cake; so when
QuirkyAesthetics suggested stopping by Little Pebbles for some cake, I readily agreed.
Located in Kensington Market, they have a sign outdoors advertising coffee and Japanese desserts that certainly captured the attention of many passer-bys.
Location: 160 Baldwin St, Unit 4
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We made another visit to Liberty Village to check out School; after trying Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, we were intrigued to come back to try another brunch place.
Location: 70 Fraser Ave
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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen was definitely the top of my list when it came to brunch options – the endless stories I heard about their blueberry buttermilk pancakes were enough to entice me.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Location: 85 Hanna Ave
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We were in search of a brunch place to continue our monthly brunch sessions back when Pig was still in Toronto; we decided on Saving Grace without much expectation.
We headed there early and was surprised to see a line of about fifteen people already there; the restaurant opened and the small space filled up quickly.
Location: 907 Dundas St W
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My absolute favourite doughnut was the one I had from
Dough (fun fact: I did not even buy this doughnut but my friend let me eat so much of it that I don’t know how we still didn’t finish it). I have been sorely disappointed at finding alternatives here, and definitely no place offered a hibiscus doughnut.
When I told my friend I was going to Portland, besides warning me of its weirdness, he highly recommended Voodoo Doughnuts.
Location: 22 SW 3rd Ave
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I love gelato, but combined with tea flavours? I’m sold.
Location: 394 Queen St W
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Independent coffee shops are popping up all over Markham, and the one with the biggest hype has to be Alchemy Coffee. Located in a strip plaza off Highway 7, it’s reputation brings customers in despite the sparse parking.
Location: 4361 Highway 7 E, Unit 1
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