Vancouver Foodster and Dine out Vancouver Festival Brunch Crawl: Downtown

The fourth Brunch Crawl of the series, the Downtown Brunch Crawl boasted a diverse selection of eight different restaurants. From newly-opened bakeries to a taphouse under a hotel, this crawl covered everything.

For this crawl, the check-in was at Kingston Taphouse and Grill. Check-in is quick and easy, you present your ticket or give your name, and you are given your ‘passport’ for the crawl. Your passport is required to show to each restaurant you visit, and it conveniently has a map on the back with all of the marked locations you can visit. Since there is no specific order you must visit the restaurants, you can plan your own route to hit up the restaurants.

My personal favourites were Small Victory Bakery and Bella Gelataria. Once again, there was an abundance of food, and this time I ended up packing home the food from the last couple of stops. The service at each stop was similar to the last Brunch Crawl I did- quick, efficient and welcoming. I wish I could go on a Brunch Crawl every weekend!


Kingston Taphouse & Grill

Cornbeef hash, banger with confit cherry tomato, gravlax with dill and chive hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit.



Shuraku Sake Bar and Bistro

California roll with migas, Signature BBQ Back Ribs, Seasonal green gomae.



Bella Gelateria Yaletown



Chocolate G Cookie with Tahitian Vanilla Gelato, Il Tricolore Brunch Pizzza, Italian Toast




Small Victory Bakery

Your choice of a latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate, a box filled with a chocolate hazelnut almond croissant, almond and blueberry brioche, kouign amann, and a full sized, freshly baked baguette!

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Frankie’s Italian Kitchen

Chicken and Waffles, Andre Monsieur- rye bread sandwich with brie, fontina cheese, prosciutto, sopprasseta, hollandaise and egg.


The Copper Chimney

Butter Chicken, garlic naan bread and basmati rice




Nourish Vancouver

Light Green and Carrot, Orange, Ginger cold pressed juices from The Juice Box


Breakfast sandwich- frittata with farm fresh eggs, roasted leeks, kale, shiitake mushrooms, kale hazelnut pesto on a whole wheat flatbread



Trees Organic

Fair trade organic coffee from Penachi region of Peru, sweet rapspberry and white chocolate scone, savoury spinach and feta scone



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