I went to Vancouver last weekend for a few days. I did not expect to fall in love with the place like I did! It was an amazing city. The views, parks and food was to die for. I will be back again soon for more Vancouver.
My weekend consisted of visiting loads of restaurants, coffee shops, cycling and visiting Lynn Canyon. I stayed with friends so I was lucky that I didn’t need to book accommodation.
I flew from San Francisco to Vancouver and the flight was around $300 return which was slightly above average as it was a national holiday in Vancouver.
Here are all the amazing places we went to eat/drink etc.
I had JJBean and 49th Parallel. These coffee roasters brew all over the city and are so good. If you’re looking for a good cup of joe these are your go to. Also all the cafes I went to were aesthetically amazing. The design inside each place was blogger heaven.
We went to the Granville Island Public Market. It was really cool and full of delicious artisan foods, fresh produce and hand made crafts.
Meat and Bread:
This place is exactly what it says on the tin. The have fresh roast meat sandwiches that are to die. The perfect soakage after or before a long night of cocktails.
We had brunch here on Sunday. Be prepared to que… for a long time. It is so worth it though. Brunch was so good. They have a huge menu that is mediterranean inspired so it’s not your usual eggs Benedict. And then there was the waffles …. they were possibly the best waffles I have had. You can pick from a million dips to go with them so save room with your breakfast to feast on these. Must have!
If you like baked goods then you have found your Mecca. They have everything …like absolutely everything that could possibly be baked!
We went for dinner in the Revel Room. I loved it. The menu is primarily southern inspired dishes and there is such a great vibe. Its more of a casual setting so theres a large drinks menu and live music to set the perfect vibe. The music a southern and blue grass vibe paired with the amazing food and free flowing cocktails made for a great atmosphere!
I actually forgot to take any pictures of my food because I was having too much fun but I did remember to take a snap of the heroes of the night … The Beignets. They were ridiculously good.
After all that eating we cycled around Stanley Park which was such a good way to see the city and its amazing views. The cycle takes approx 2 hours if you don’t stop… a bit longer when you stop for cocktails on the way home. 🙂 Bike rental was 35 Canadian dollars for the day.
This is a really gorgeous park that has loads of trails and a suspension bridge. We just went for a short walk around and checked out the suspension bridge. I didn’t actually walk across it as I am petrified of shaky bridges that hang 50 metres above waterfalls but the rest of the group went across and loved it!