7 most highly-anticipated winter restaurant openings in Vancouver

Nov 15 2018, 9:05 pm

The time has almost come for winter to start and fall to end, and while we definitely aren’t going to be stoked about the colder weather, we are pumped to get into some new eateries in and around Vancouver.

This city has some seriously drool-worthy establishments set to open their doors this winter.

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Here are the most highly anticipated openings of winter 2018/2019.

Jam Cafe – Kitsilano


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The new 2,200-sq-ft, 60-65 seat location will be replacing the soon-to-be-shuttered Bistro Pastis at 2153 West 4th Avenue. Patrons can expect the same charming vintage interior, relaxed vibe, outrageously drool-worthy eats, and hours (daily from 8 am to 3 pm) from the third location of the epic brunch spot from co-owners Jim and Candy Walmsley and Mike Deas-Dawlish.

Address: 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken – Port Coquitlam


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Fremont Village told Daily Hive that Popeyes Port Coquitlam won’t be open until December tentatively. Known for their drool-worthy eats like chicken, fries, and biscuits, this will be the only location for the fast-food chain in BC when it opens at #110 – 2190 Hawkins Street.

Address: #110 – 2190 Hawkins Street, Port Coquitlam


Starbucks Reserve Bar – Downtown Vancouver

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The newest bougie Starbucks location, which offers patrons an elevated coffee experience, complete with a Coffee Master-designated barista and multiple methods of brewing your cup of Joe, will be located at 700 West Pender Street when it opens in December.

Address: 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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Haidilao Hot Pot


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Haidilao Hot Pot will be located at 5890 No. 3 Road in Richmond. And according to to the brand’s Canadian marketing manager, Ryan Pan, they are aiming for a mid-December opening date.

Address: 5890 No. 3 Road Suite 200, Richmond

OEB – Yaletown


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The Calgary-based purveyor of chef-driven drool-worthy eats like New York-style cheesecake stuffed French toast, breakfast poutine, and their signature takeout breakfast boxes will be opening a location in Vancouver at 1137 Marinaside Avenue (the former location of the Hurricane Grill) this winter.

Address: 1137 Marinaside Avenue, Vancouver

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Italian Tomato


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The Italian Tomato will be opening in Vancouver at 1047 Davie Street, formerly Priscilla’s Restaurant. Known for their authentic and traditional Italian eats like lasagna, cannelloni, and spaghetti, the Italian Tomato offers patrons 14 kinds of pasta and 39 different kinds of sauces in seriously generous portions.

Address: 1047 Davie Street, Vancouver


Ancora – West Vancouver


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To the delight of seafood lovers everywhere, Ancora has announced the opening of a second location that hopes to open this winter. The award-winning restaurant, with its unique blend of Peruvian and Japanese flavours, will be opening in West Vancouver’s Ambleside district on 1351 Bellevue Avenue.

Address: 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

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