Homer Street Cafe & Bar has long been known to have a cozy dining room that’s as warm as their signature rotisserie chicken, but with Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek now at the helm of the culinary team, there seems to be more to dig into than ever before.
Chovancek has brought his vast experience of food and cocktails to Homer Street, and with the addition of the establishment’s newly appointed Chef de Cuisine, Jean-Romain Bertin, it’s definitely worth a return visit to see what they’ve got cooking at this Yaletown hotspot.
Located at 898 Homer Street, the comfort food destination has revamped daily lunch (with a rotating hot daily sandwich), happy hour, brunch, and dinner too.
One the menu here you’ll find some serious love for local purveyors and updated versions of your favourite elevated classics such as the marinated olives, and the maple butter pork belly made with green onion and sesame.
Formerly a fish dish, the croquettes are now served in a dreamy cheese variety – smoked cheddar to be exact – made with Saskatchewan blue barley and served with chili aioli.
You’ll also find a fresh seared scallop dish with ribollita gratin, arugula, and savoury clam vinaigrette and a tender braised lamb shank with tomato, saffron on a bed of quinoa and squash.
If you come in time for happy hour (2:30 to 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm to close) and you’re a meat lover you should truly feel obligated to order the Homer Street Cafe Burger made with smoked cheddar, bacon, onion jam, comeback sauce, iceberg, pickles, and hand-cut fries.
This guy is only $12, which is a steal of a deal considering the quality of the products used in the dish.
A finale of a reimagined version of Homer Street’s awesome pudding, the chocolate and espresso mousse combined with mascarpone and orange cream, cocoa nibs, and Vancouver island sea salt is not going to be a bad decision in any case.
So whether you’re coming in for a cheeky happy hour to enjoy some craft cocktails and bites, or aiming to feast the night away with some stellar share plates, Homer Street is a fantastic place to head if you’re in this Vancouver ‘hood.
Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver