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My favourite cafe in Vancouver

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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
Vancouver, BC
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Inspire Restaurant

Korean Sandwich with fries
Korean Sandwich with fries

My friend raved about a place on Main Street Markham called Inspire, calling it a fusion restaurant (the restaurant itself does describe itself as modern, fusion). I am generally skeptical regarding fusion foods cause generally is mediocre, and often a way to describe food that may have conflicting flavours.

This wasn’t the case here; Inspire actually reminds me of Banh Mi Boys, with a Asian spin on traditionally North American foods, but more restaurant-style than take-out counter. The items we tried were executed well, and is a welcome addition to the choices offered on Main Street.

Inspire Restaurant
Location: 144 Main St Markham, Unit 1
Markham, ON
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Banh Mi Boys

Duck confit banh mi
Grilled pork banh mi

My sister told me to try this place back in 2012, and I finally ventured over on November day. Ever since then, Banh Mi Boys is a place I definitely frequent whenever I’m in the area. Their success shows – they opened another location soon after at Yonge and Gerrard, near Ryerson University.

Banh Mi Boys
Location: 392 Queen St W
Toronto, ON
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Mean Bao

Mean Bao, hidden away in the corner
Mean Bao, hidden away in the corner

This cute play on words is located in the food court at Village by the Grange, a popular lunch location. Mean Bao also means quite literally “bread” in Cantonese, and this location is known for their steamed buns, or bao.

Mean Bao
Location: Village by the Grange
275 Dundas Street W, #19
Toronto, ON
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