Maxine’s Cafe & Bar Launches Fall/Winter Menu
Neighbourhood West End bistro welcomes the colder weather
with seasonal Dinner menu change.
Seven months after opening its doors, Maxine’s Cafe & Bar is launching a seasonal menu change tonight, Thursday, November 4.
Located at the gateway to the West End at 1325 Burrard Street (between Harwood Street and Maxine Lane), Maxine’s has quickly become a West End staple, expanding from its original concept (breakfast, brunch, and lunch) to establish itself as a nighttime neighbourhood hub.
Despite the cooler weather, guests are still filling up the street-front patios (one of which is dog-friendly, the other heated) for brunches, lunches, happy hours and dinners. With the lifting of COVID restrictions, returning patrons have also been able to enjoy the 1,225 square-foot, 70-seat interior of vintage oak, Carrara marble and brass, designed by award-winning design house, Ste-Marie.
Most of Executive Chef Bobby Milheron’s seasonally inspired changes can be found on the Dinner menu, served from 5pm, Thursday to Sunday. Re-embracing Maxine’s French-bistro vibe, new appetizers include a Steak Tartar with smoked egg yolk and mushroom aioli on sourdough and an Alsatian-style Onion Tart.
Winter vegetables also play a larger role in the new menu, with the addition of Cauliflower Gratin with Emmenthal, Roasted Squash with pumpkin seed verde and smoked ricotta, Kale Salad with Brussels sprouts and roasted garlic vinaigrette, Sunchokes with brown butter and kelp, and Beetroot with burrata and blackberry vinaigrette.
As for mains, popular dishes like the Steak Frites, Moules Frites, and Bone-In Pork Chop still take pride of place alongside the Maxine’s Burger and Wild Salmon, with Ricotta Gnocchi and Linguine with meatballs rounding out the list.
For those still longing for a taste of the past summer, the latest dessert addition, Cheesecake, features preserved Okanagan cherries and a Speculoos crust.
As always, Beverage Director JS Dupuis’ wine list is ever evolving, with his latest discoveries from BC, France and Italy available by the glass and/or the bottle. And those looking to imbibe something a little stronger can sample spirit-forward libations like the Spicy Pineapple Margarita with jalapeño-infused Espolon Blanco, Ancho Reyes Verde, pineapple juice, and lime; the Espresso Martini with Absolut, Kahlua, and silky espresso; or the Sweet Shadow, Maxine twist on an Old Fashioned featuring Woodford Reserve, Vecchio Amaro del Capo maple syrup, and walnut bitters over a king cube.
Maxine’s Cafe & Bar welcomes guests daily: Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 3pm for breakfast, brunch and lunch; Thursday to Sunday, 8am ‘til late for breakfast, brunch, lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner.
Reservations can be made online through the restaurant website or by calling 604-707-7224.
MAXINE’S CAFE & BAR
1325 Burrard Street
West End, Vancouver
Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday: 8am to 3pm
Thursday to Sunday: 8am ‘til late
About Maxine’s Cafe & Bar
A true West End original, Maxine’s is a casual and unpretentious corner bistro located on Burrard Street between Harwood Street and Maxine Lane — itself named for another West End original, 1920s entrepreneur Maxine MacGillivray. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, Maxine’s is the perfect spot to start your day, or to raise a glass to a day that ended early. We don’t take reservations, but we’ll always find you a seat.
Media release and image provided by Kate MacDougall, Camber Communications.