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Collin had been asking to go to this place, but it always happened to be Sunday. They don’t open on Sundays. On the last weekend in November, we were finally able his wish to come true.

His wish was to get a baguette from Finch’s Tea & Coffee House. This cozy cafe is on Pender Street and often occupied by many people.

We ordered from their baguette menu.

His choice, Prosciutto
(Prosciutto, Edam, tomato, red leaf lettuce, oil & vinegar)

Prosciutto at Finch's Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver

He asked Cheddar instead of Edam. This is favorite. It had been long time since his last visit, so he enjoyed it a lot and asked me if he should get another one! :O

My choice, Pear
(Pear, blue brie, prosciutto, roasted walnuts)

Pear Baguettes at Finch's Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver

This is my favorite, and I just can’t choose something new! 😀 The last time when it was a spring time, pear wasn’t ripen yet. This time, it was juicy.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Finch’s Tea & Coffee House

Address: 353 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Homer street)
TEL: 604-899-4040
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch
[Mon – Fri] 9:00 – 17:00
[Sat] 11:00 – 17:00
*Closed: Sundays

Price Note
– Prosciutto $8.50
– Pear $8.95
– Sanpellecrino $3.50

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On weeknight in November, Collin was in charge of cooking, but he said he would bring some food home instead and asked me what I wanted to eat for dinner. I wasn’t feeling well for a while and was in the recovery mode, so I was thinking about something not oily.

I asked Sushi from Sushi Zero One. It is located on Pender Street downtown in Vancouver, walking distance from Waterfront station. As far as I look at their tweets, they always provide fresh fish, which is very important when it comes to Sushi or Sashimi. Since they no longer open on weekends, I have kept away myself.

He ordered from their regular menu.

Downtown Combination
(Tuna Roll, Tuna Nigiri, Salmon Nigiri, Ebi Nigiri, Tai Nigiri, Tamago, Saba Nigiri, Ika Nigiri)

Downtown Combination at Sushi Zero One in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and California Roll

Dynamite Roll and California Roll at Sushi Zero One in Vancouver

It has been almost a year since the last visit? I hope they can open on weekends again.

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Sushi Zero One

Address: 559 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Seymour and Richards streets, in front of a bus stop)
TEL: 604-605-1625
Facebook: page
Twitter: @sushizeroone
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:00 – 20:00
[Fri] 11:00 – 21:00
*Weekends, Holidays: closed

Price Note
– Downtown Combination $12.50
– Dynamite Roll $4.95
– California Roll $3.75

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On one of the weekends in November, Collin and I planned to have brunch. He said he wanted to eat pancake, but I didn’t want to go to the German pancake place. Instead, I was thinking where to go, while we were walking towards Gastown.

Eventually, I got an idea, The Flying Pig. I have been to the other location in Yaletown and have heard about this second location. As he hadn’t tried this restaurant, he agreed to walk in. Luckily, we were able to get seats without a reservation. There are seats upstairs as well and bar at downstairs.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Coffee

Coffee at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This is a bad presentation, but it’s not our fault. I took a pic before we ate, and it was served as it looks. The bread was moist, though. I believe it was banana bread.

Chef Erik’s Croque Madame
(Sourdough, 3 Cheeses, Ham, Over Easy Eggs)

Chef Erik's Croque Madame at The Flying Pig in Gastown

The presentation was a little bit boring, but Collin said the taste was fine. He preferred the one he had somewhere else, but I can’t remember where he referred to.

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote
(Thick cut Brioche, Butter and Blueberries)

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This looks good, doesn’t it? The meal was huge! There were two slices of thick brioche, so I gave him some.

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl
(Market Fresh)

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I didn’t know how my French toast looked like and wanted to have some vitamin C, because I had been sick on and off, so I ordered this side dish. There were strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, and melon. It was quite a quantity as a side, and I also asked him to have some.

We were satisfied with both their service and food. We would come back in the next occasion.

Here is a view from the upstairs in the restaurant.

The Flying Pig in Gastown

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The Flying Pig

Address: 102 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-559-7968
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00

Menu

Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Price Note
– Coffee $3.25
– Chef Erik’s Croque Madame $13.00
– French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote $11.00
– Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl $4.00

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