Roost cafe-bistro opens in Chinatown

Aug 9 2016, 3:38 pm

From budget-friendly eateries to casual-fine dining restaurants, Chinatown has gained an array of new food destinations, including Juke, Fluffy Kittens, upcoming Virtuous Pie, and the recently-opened Roost.

Taking over a space previously occupied by Hogan’s Alley Cafe, Roost is owned and operated by Chef Andy Franko and dishes up a variety of breakfast and lunchtime offerings.

Currently the menu includes a full breakfast, fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, and avocado toast, as well as a daily soup and sandwich special.

Photo courtesy Roost

Photo courtesy Roost

“We are currently working on expanding our menu and offering baked goods to go with our freshly roasted coffee beans from Oso Negro Coffee in Nelson, BC,” remarks Franko.

Franko plans to open the restaurant for dinner as well, once he and his team have settled into the new space. Obtaining a food primary liquor license, Roost also offers beer, wine, and cider on tap as well as bottled.

At 1000 square feet, Roost offers inside seating for 28, and will hopefully offer outdoor seating too, in the not too distant future. Franko has applied for a patio on the Gore and Union sides of Roost.


Address: 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
Hours: Roost is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Friday, from 7 am to 3 pm, and Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm

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