Open and opening soon: 41 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Aug 21 2019, 7:55 am

There is a lot of chowing down for us to do in Vancouver, and these spots make our to-eat lists longer than ever.

Just opened, opening soon, or newly re-opened, here are all the new delicious Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Prototype Coffee

 

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The 883 E Hastings Street spot is located in Strathcona close to the Downtown Eastside. Prototype offers patrons “unique, beautiful, and traceable coffees,” which are roasted on owner Matt Johnson’s Aillio Bullet R1.

Address: 883 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-378-8510

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Buttermere Patisserie Café

 

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Customers can expect Pillow Cakes, Crystal Desserts, and Signature Lava Cakes, along with locally roasted coffees and caffeinated beverages. Buttermere will be open Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Address: 636 Main Street, Vancouver

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread – Surrey

 

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The new Surrey pizzeria features a 60-seat dining room and a forno fired pizza oven. Expect handcrafted pizzas and pasta along with a drink list with craft beer, BC VQA wines, and house-made cocktails. Be sure to stop in and welcome this spot to the neighbourhood if you’re in the area.

Address: Panorama Place – Unit 105, 5570 152nd Street, Surrey

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Le Doux Ciel

 

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Le Doux Ciel has opened at 65 Smithe Street (Parq Vancouver) and offers patrons a seriously epic selection of treats. Think croissants like matcha, salted caramel, and cheese and ham, and 13 different kinds of macarons along with tarts, petit four, and of course, a stellar selection of cakes.

Address: 65 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 236-520-2888

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Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub

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While no changes were made to the building footprint in the new restaurant, there’s a lot of fresh stuff to look at (and eat and drink) at this revitalized spot, which will serve as a flagship home for Stanley Park Brewing Co.

Address: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver

Kind Cafe

 

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Kind also operates under a BYOC policy (bring-your-own-cup or container), a part of its mission to bring patrons a “kinder cafe experience.” So far, folks have been loving (and photographing) eats like the Carrot Lox Bagel, Green Goddess Bowl, and Buffalo Cauli and BBBQ Tempeh Flatbread to name a few.

Address: 3080 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-992-7675

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Snow Angel Dessert Cafe

 

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If you want your life to be a little sweeter, be sure to hit up Burnaby’s newly-opened spot Snow Angel Dessert Cafe. The 4325 Dawson Street eatery offers a wide array of both savoury and sweet treats, and people are loving them already.

Address: 4325 Dawson Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-294-8463

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Saku Broadway

 

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It’s known for its katsu curry, deep-fried ebis, and of course, the signature drool-worthy panko-crusted pork cutlets served with unlimited cabbage salad and rice.

Address: 548 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Catoro Cafe

 

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Catoro is located at 666 E Broadway. The space consists of a cafe side and a cat-cuddling side – AKA the ‘Cat Forest’ – the latter you need an appointment for.

Address: 666 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Hanlin Tea House

 

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Tawainese tea and dessert shop brand Hanlin Tea House has quietly opened its doors in Metro Vancouver. The new spot opened in Richmond at 1121-8328 Capstan Way just a few days ago.

Address: 1121-8328 Capstan Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-370-1308

Egg & Co

Egg & Co

Egg & Co took over the former space of the now-shuttered Latin-inspired spot Escobar at 4245 Fraser Street. Head here for killer brunch.

Address: 4245 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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Jamjar Canteen – North Vancouver

 

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Jamjar joins local business like vegetarian grocer Larry’s Market and Welcome Parlour in the North Shore destination.

Address: 122-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

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The Praguery

 

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This purveyor has gained popularity over the years thanks to its drool-worthy Chimney Cakes (spit cake made from rolled dough traditionally topped with sugar and nuts) and Prague Cones filled with loads of delicious soft serve and topped with a variety of sauces.

Address: 221 Abbott Street, Vancouver

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Pallet Coffee – Howe Street

 

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Pallet Coffee Roasters’ signage has been in the former location of downtown Vancouver’s now-shuttered Nestle Cafe for a few months, and the new spot is officially open.

Address: 988 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Le Petit Belge – Main Street

 

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Get this new Main Street spot’s eggs bennies, omelettes, and waffles Monday from 8 am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver

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Big G Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

 

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Known for its giant, epic chicken (sometimes stuffed with gooey cheese), the eatery also offers additional powders that can be added to the meat (Cajun, seaweed, ketchup, etc) along with sides like fries and milk teas.

Address: 382 Robson Street, Vancouver

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GPO Bar + Kitchen

 

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GPO offers brunch until 3 pm and on live music on weekends as well. Expect hearty eats like Homemade Panko Chicken Goujons and Irish Beef Stew to name a few.

Address: 1224 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-331-4302

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Boba Time Cafe

 

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A new Taiwanese spot, Boba Time Cafe, has opened in BurnabyThe new sweet spot recently opened at #101-6888 Royal Oak Avenue, and its been serving up bubble tea, milk tea, and Taiwanese desserts ever since.

Address: #101-6888 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby
Phone: 778-998-8263

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Downlow Smash

DownLow Smash

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The Downlow Smash menu features six mouth-watering 7 oz burgers, including the Merch (Backyard), the Americana (the “Big Mac”), the Not in Kansas (with BBQ Sauce), the Fat Boy (Winnipeg classic), the South of the Border ( Tex-Mex), and the Faux-Pho (Banh Mi).

Address: 926 Main Street, Vancouver (inside The American)

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Fufú Café

Fufú Café

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Fufú will offer both made-to-order sweet and savoury pancakes, including a classic variety topped with butter, maple syrup, “Fufú” icing sugar or sea salt, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream.

Address: 1266 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-2818

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Matchstick – Davie Street

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Matchstick Coffee already operates four locations, and now, a fifth is on the way. The local coffee roaster and family of cafes will be opening a spot at 1305 Davie Street (northwest corner of Davie and Jervis Street), in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s West End.

Address: 1305 Davie Street, Vancouver

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El Guapo

 

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Described to Daily Hive as “reminiscent of a comfy and slightly sophisticated dive-lounge in 20th century Las Vegas,” we’re pretty damn excited to see what exactly the new downtown spot has in store for us come opening.

Address: 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Meat & Bread  – W Broadway

 

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The Vancouver-based brand has outposts across the city, in Calgary, and even a few in the US too – and now the purveyor is about to open a brand new spot in a new local neighbourhood.

Address: 796 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Milksha Vancouver

 

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A popular Taiwanese bubble milk tea chain is gearing up to open in Vancouver. It’s known ‘Milkshop’ in Tawain, but for the international market, it’s recognized as ‘Milksha.’ The new sweet spot will be opening at 1258 Robson Street this fall, the former location of Poke Time.

Address: 1258 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Farina Pizza – North Vancouver

 

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The restaurant has found a new home in North Vancouver’s quickly-growing Lower Lonsdale area and will be taking over the location of the former Il Castello Pizzeria, which quietly closed down several months ago.

Address: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver

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Bar Corso

 

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Vancouver loves its wine bars, so news of a new spot to sit down and enjoy a good glass of vino – among other things – is exciting stuff. Bar Corso will be ‘opening soon’ in East Vancouver. The new concept will be going into 1566 Commercial Drive, which is the former location of The Candy Aisle.

Address: 1566 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

 

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Afuri Ramen and Dumpling has revealed its first Canadian location will be opening in Richmond in the former location of Dazzling at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way.

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond

OEB Breakfast Co. – Brentwood

OEB Breakfast Co

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The Calgary-founded all-day brunch eatery recently opened its first BC location in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, where lines are long because the food is epic. Now, OEB is bringing its farm-fresh classics to Burnaby.

Address: 301-4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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Jenjudan – Robson

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In addition to this outpost, a second Robson Street location is in the works (290 Robson Street) along with a location in the Collingwood area at 3490 Kingsway. In Richmond, a Jenjudan is slated to open at 5599 Cooney Road Unit 125.

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Hon’s Wonton House – E Broadway

 

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Hon’s Wonton House is gearing up to open its second Vancouver location in Mount Pleasant at 1661 E Broadway. The eatery currently operates a location at 25 E 2nd Avenue in Olympic Village and is known for its classic Cantonese comfort eats with a menu of everything from handmade wontons to pan-fried potstickers.

Address: 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Kokomo – North Shore

 

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Now, the local business has announced a new Kokomo outpost is in the works, this time on the North Shore in Edgemont Village. Set to open sometime this fall, we’ll keep you posted on more details as they come.

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Tiger Sugar – Vancouver

 

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The popular milky, creamy refreshments from this brand will be coming to Vancouver soon, but the exact location and official opening date have yet to be revealed. Tiger Sugar operates outposts all over Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines, and plans on opening its first North American location in Toronto any day now.

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Marutama Ra-men – Burnaby

 

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Known as the ‘pioneer of Tori-Paitan’ ramen, Marutama will be opening an outpost where Raijin Ramen previously operated. The Marutama team told Daily Hive they will be aiming to open up shop in September.

Address: 5278 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Gram Cafe – Vancouver

 

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The company has exclusively revealed the address of the downtown Vancouver location to Daily Hive. The brand has plans to maintain Japanese authenticity with its BC locations, aiming to stay true to the famous Japanese recipe by using Japanese ingredients.

Address: 1284 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Bartholomew’s Plan

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A new cocktail and wine bar called Bartholomew’s Plan is slated to open at 1026 Mainland Street this spring. Patrons can expect house-made charcuterie and tapas dishes at this soon-to-be-open hangout.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Privé

Privé

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There’s going to be way more than just epic karaoke facilities at Privé, the VIP spot was inspired by lively nightlife venues in Asia and LA, and the owners aim to integrate a bar arcade concept along with a bar and lounge with space for shenanigans like beer pong too.

Address: 200 – 1001 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Tacofino Kitsilano

 

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Tacofino Kitsilano will be the seventh brick-and-mortar location for this beloved purveyor, who only opened Mount Pleasant’s Tacofinio Ocho in Fall 2018. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date as things progress.

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Midam Cafe – Vancouver

 

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This eatery is known for sweet treats like sizzling matcha mochi toast and savoury items like hot pots and spicy meat dishes. Owners tell Daily Hive the opening should be sometime soon, we’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date.

Address: 3211 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

 

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The second BC location of this chain is aiming to open at 566 Granville Street in Vancouver soon. That address previously belonged to Urban Mongolian Bistro (sister restaurant to the Urban Sushi Cafe next door at 562 Granville Street).

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

 

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A Californian hot dog spot has plans for an outpost in Vancouver, and we can’t wait to try its menu of suped-up creations. Umai Savory Hot Dogs, a mini-chain hailing from San Jose, California, will be opening a spot at 1331 Robson Street (the former location of Chef Lien Vietnamese Cuisine).

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Royal City Donuts

 

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The local brand, known for its stellar buttery brioche and vegan doughnuts, has been a fixture at many local farmers’ markets over the years in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.  The business announced its full-time location will be going in at Unit L52 4946 Canada Way in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Centre.

Address: Unit L52 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby

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