It starts at 10am with registration and a map to guide you on your culinary journey. Gastown is home to an incredibly diverse array of restaurants, with French, Spanish, seafood, café and coffee houses all on the menu for the Brunch Crawl. Each stop offers a taste or two and an opportunity to experience the ambiance.
The list of Gastown establishments participating in the crawl includes neighbourhood favourites and newcomers. Tickets are going fast for this debut event. Get yours here.
36 Powell Street – Find them on Twitter: @MilanoRoasters
Balancing Italian tradition with a passion for innovation, Milano is constantly creating new blends and flavours for Vancouver coffee lovers. The Milano taste was developed from a century of artisanship in the Italian coffee tradition and showcases the skill of the torrefazzioni – a secret method roasting and blending, closely guarded, personally taught, and handed down generation to generation.
Brioche Urban Eatery
401 West Cordova – @BriocheGastown
Owned and operated by Italian Chef, Eduardo Bilardello, Brioche Urban Eatery Brioche offers a casual take on traditional Italian flavours. The menu offers homemade Sicialian-style cuisine, baked goods and decadent desserts made fresh daily in-house. Think homemade gnocchi, fresh bread and delightful sweets. Having recently celebrated their 11th anniversary, Brioche is ready to treat every guest as part of the family.
52 Alexander Street – Find them on Twitter: @salida7gastown
Featuring dishes from Coastal and Continental Spanish kitchen along with wines and sherry from Spain, Salida 7 offers an authentic experience. Having recently opened in Gastown, their modern tapas, great selection of Spanish wines and relaxing atmosphere are the perfect addition to the neighbourhood.
Mussels Gaudi at Salida 7
216 Abbott Street – Find them on Twitter: @julesbistro
This cozy, warm and casually elegant Bistro is like a piece of Paris in the middle of Vancouver. Jules offers hearty, unpretentious French bistro fare that is sure to charm.
12 Powell Street – Find them on Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe
Lily Mae’s is a European-inspired bistro serving ‘rustic comfort food’ with inspiration taken from the prairies and west coast. The distinctly French ambiance is perfect for the brunch crowd, inspiring you to sit back and make yourself at home.
Rodney’s Oyster House
52 Powell Street – Find them on Twitter: @rodneysvancity
Rodney’s Oyster House is known for fresh oysters, regarded as the best purveyor of oysters in the city. Experience Maritime hospitality at its most hearty the way Rodney’s serves it up with the freshest seafood and the finest spirits.
And just a little outside the neighbourhood…
Pure Bread Bakery
159 West Hastings Street – Find them on Twitter: @Purebreadwhis
Pure Bread is a family bakery with one simple mission – to bake delicious bread, savouries, cakes & treats that bring smiles to faces. And since cakes pair perfectly with coffee, they serve Portland’s renowned, Stumptown Coffee.
Jamaican Blue Cold Brew
Abbott & Hastings NE corner – Find them onTwitter: @jambluecoldbrew
Jamaica Blue Cold Brew is a distinctively bold & exceptionally smooth cold brewed coffee handmade with a special blend of Certified Jamaican Blue Mountain. You’ll find them parked in the area exclusively for the Brunch Crawl crowd.
So, if you’re mouth is already watering, get your tickets for the Gastown Brunch Crawl here.