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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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On the last weekend in October, I had a plan to meet my hiking friend. It had been almost two months since our last hiking together, as our timing wasn’t met or the weather wasn’t good. This time also, we didn’t go hiking. Instead, we planned to have tea.

As I mentioned a few times before, Sunday isn’t good for going cafe or restaurants. Anyways, the first two places in Gastown where we tried were closed due to Sunday. So, we went to Acme Cafe. It is located on Hastings Street, close to Woodward’s building. They open even between lunch and dinner time, which is great.

We both ordered a piece of pie.

Blueberry Pie with Ice Cream

Blueberry Pie with Ice Cream at Acme Cafe in Vancouver

Lemon Custard Pie

Lemon Custard Pie at Acme Cafe in Vancouver

I looked at the post on my previous visit, and I realized I ate the same thing! Although this lemon pie is good, I would like to try something different next time.

Note that the price is slightly up since the last visit.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Acme Cafe

Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-569-1022
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Acme_Cafe
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 8:00 – 21:00
[Sat – Sun, Holidays] 9:00 – 21:00

Price Note
– Latte $3.70
– Tea $2.25
– Blueberry Pie $5.50
– A la mode (ice cream) $1.00
– Lemon Custard Pie $5.50

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My new friends and I had huge breakfast at the restaurant and went hiking. We walked 11 km for 3 hours and a half, and we felt fine but just drained our energy a bit, because we didn’t take a rest much during the time due to the crazy weather; sunny, windy, foggy, rainy, and thunder!

After we left the trail, we decided to have coffee at Caffe Divano in Port Moody. There are more in two other cities. The café is located in a quiet area. They serve baked goods, sandwiches, and soup & salad as well as drinks.

My friends order drinks only, and I ordered caffe latte and scone to share.

Cherry White Chocolate Scone

Cherry White Chocolate Scone at Caffe Divano in Port Moody

Caffe Latte Medium

Caffe Latte Medium at Caffe Divano in Port Moody

The latte was good! The scone was good, too! It was so comfortable sitting there, and we probably stayed for a couple of hours!

(All picture taken by iPhone)

Caffe Divano

Address: #101 – 101 Klahanie Drive, Port Moody, B.C. (map)
(Access from Murray Street)
TEL: 778-355-3304
Facebook: page
Twitter: @caffedivano
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Mon – Fri] 6:00 – 18:00
[Sat – Sun] 7:00 – 18:00

Price Note
– Caffe Latte Medium $3.79
– Cherry White Chocolate Scone $2.75

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