I was on a brief health kick for a while so I decided to check out Melu Juice and Health Bar which is conveniently located near where I work. I saw some pictures of their yummy looking health bars and needed to try them! This is a combination of a few visits. Read more
Disclaimer: The noodle soup combo (noodle soup + 1 drink + bubble waffle) and takoyaki were complimentary and we paid for the chicken rice. Opinions are my own as usual.
I was invited to try Bubble Waffle Cafe when they messaged me on Instagram. Of course I was more than happy to go! Who doesn’t like bubble waffle?! Also I’ve never actually tried them before even though they have been expanding rapidly last year. The line ups are just too long and if you’ve been reading my blog, then you’ll know I hate line ups.
Their Kerrisdale location is their flagship store. It’s just a few stores down from Orange Corner. You won’t miss it with those giant sail flags! There’s even a small patio area outside which would be nice in the summer although it’s not covered so it would probably get kinda hot. Read more
Marutama has been highly praised for their perfectly soft boiled egg and flavourful chicken broth so it was about time that I tried it. Located on Bidwell Street, it’s just around the corner from the ever-popular Santouka and it’s never ending line ups. I arrived right at 12pm and there was no line up! Score for me!
Originally my friend and I were going to try Twisted Fork for brunch but we were quite turned off by the one hour wait so we headed towards Yaletown in search of another brunch option. We passed by The Flying Pig and surprisingly there was no line up! This was around 1pm. They have three locations now (Yaletown, Gastown, Mount Pleasant) so maybe their customer base is more dispersed now?
We were seated right away and served complimentary Banana Bread which was a nice surprise. The banana bread was sliced thinly and each piece was moist and full of banana flavour. Read more
Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
Thanks to Instagram foodie and food blogger, Jacqueline (Check out her blog here), I got to visit the new rebranded Miura Restaurant and Bar with some other foodies. It was formerly known as Miura Waffle and Milk Bar. They were also featured on You Gotta Eat Here! Don’t worry they still have some of their famous waffle sandwiches on the menu! As a restaurant and bar, they serve appies and entrees that are more izakaya style. Of course there are also alcoholic beverages.
The blue one is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the orange one is the Morning Glory but I can’t remember the name of the other drink. Read more
Disclaimer: I won the Royce’ Chocolates in a giveaway on Instagram. I love giveaways =D
If you haven’t heard already, Royce’ Chocolates is from Japan and they have opened a kiosk at Richmond Centre. It’s located near Shopper’s Drug Mart and H&M.
You won’t be able to resist checking out some of the goodies in their clean, minimalistic display. Read more
After our juice tasting at Commodity Juicery, we decided to head to Pizza Carano for real food! I’ve read some good reviews and it was only a block away. We were there around 6pm and no one was there but us. It was also a Tuesday evening so that could explain it.
The interior is dimly lit and there’s a long bar-height communal table in the middle and a few seats along the front and side of the restaurant. The menu is written on large mirrors on one wall but paper menus are also available.