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An ex-Basho employee named Yama-san saw an opening and took the opportunity to open Yama, a quaint Japanese homestyle breakfast and lunch spot with a similar concept to Basho.
Inside the cozy little cafe customers can find a small selection of hearty rice and salad bowls topped with a choice Japanese Tuna Tataki, Very Belly Pork Teri, or vegetables. Diners can opt to add extras such as avocado, cheese, egg, and prosciutto on their meal as well.
For breakfast on weekdays until 11 am, Yama offers a ‘Morning Set’ which is a combo with fresh Yama focaccia, the soup of the day, a salad, and an additional $1 off your drink of choice.
There will also be a two-piece Yama focaccia available along with an individual-order daily soup.
Yama offers a great selection of brewed beverages and loose leaf teas. Matcha tea lattes, housemade hot chocolate, and espresso made with 49th Parallel beans are a few highlights on the coffee bar menu.
For treats Yama offers gluten-free offerings like matcha Yamadeleines, orange chocolate brownies, plain and matcha moffins (muffin made with Mochi flour), matcha brownies, and taro phyllo to name a few. Yama customers can purchase six baked goods for tax-free deal, or they can simply buy a single snack to pair with their coffee.
Yama is a new spot with vibes very much like Basho, so we’re sure Vancouverites will fall in love with the East Van Japanese cafe in no time.
Yama Cafe is currently open weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm.
Address: 2007 East Hastings Street