If you’ve ever poked around Vancouver House, it’s likely you’ve noticed the rust-coloured space just a few steps down from Fresh St. Market and London Drugs, and now we finally know what’s slated to take over this eye-catching spot: Ça Marche.
Ça Marche will be a new concept operating out of the 1471 Continental Street Vancouver address.
Owner Maxime Bettili told Dished Vancouver that the new eatery will specialize in the Breton/French culinary classic of crêpes and cider, complete with “a Pacific Northwest edge.”
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Bettili, who also owns Kitsilano’s Au Comptoir, told us he is aiming to have the 900 sq ft, 25-ish seat eatery open in Summer 2021, sometime between May and July, tentatively.
“Vancouverites will be formally introduced to galettes de sarrasin — crispy, savoury, and delicate — and the delightful tradition of pairing it with a bubbly bowl of cider,” says Bettili.
In addition to a contemporary interior complete with concrete, corten steel, gunmetal, and antiqued brass elements, Ça Marche will feature an open kitchen and bar and a 25-seat heated patio with a retractable canopy, which will be completed shortly after the grand opening.
For food, patrons can expect an assortment of galettes de sarrasin and sweet crėpes complete with vegan and vegetarian options.
Prices will range from $15 to $21 for savoury crêpes and $7 to $13 for sweet varieties.
When it comes to drinks, folks can look forward to a list of local BC ciders and curated French ciders by the bottle and on tap. There will also be a rotating wine selection, some craft beer, a small cocktail list, and even some apple-based digestifs.
“While Vancouverites are accustomed to drinking out of wine and beer glassware, our ciders will be served in hand-crafted ceramic bowls — la bolée de cidre, indispensable to crêpes and cider,” says Bettili. “Introducing this special drinking tradition to our guests is one of our most exciting ambitions at Ça Marche.”
Ça Marche’s anticipated hours will be 11 am to 10 pm six days a week. We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date for this spot, stay tuned.
Address: 1471 Continental Street, Vancouver