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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 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.

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


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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Collin said he didn’t want to wake up early or go out for brunch. But I was so hungry! Well, since I got a loaf of bread from Nelson the Seagull, why not make some breakfast? Ohhh, see what happened!

I made coffee, cut some bread and cheese, washed mini tomatoes, and plated them and also pre-cut ham and cheese. I cut oranges and strawberries and put them in a small cup. Now, time to make egg. I decided to make scrambled egg. I’ve heard if you put milk into egg when mixing, it gets soften and mild as a result. So, I did. When I heated a small frying pan and put some olive oil, I had a question if it should be butter? :O

I asked Collin and he responded (from the bed!), saying half and half. Okay, I added some butter into the pan. I cooked eggs in high heat first and turned lower while I was scrambling. I don’t know how far I continued to do so, but I stopped before it got too dry. I plated them.

Oh, my god. Simple brunch is not so simple… (sigh)

He said to me, “next time, you should add more salt & pepper”. Well, I didn’t add any of them, because when I worked at Bed & Breakfast (surprisingly!), the owner said do not add any of them and that those should be added by guests.

Collin also added, “The texture is weird, too. I should teach you how to make scrambled egg next time.” Eh~? Was that so bad?

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As I mentioned in the previous post, I brought some cake to Kingyo for my birthday friends. I wasn’t sure if they even like sweets, so I decided to pick various small ones. Thinking about where I should get them from, I got an idea from my other friend’s blog.

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe is in a great location to pick up on the way to Kingyo. I went there one day before and asked if I can order now and pick up next day. The staff recommended to choose now and they will keep in a box until I pick up, because you never know if the ones that I want are available next day. Also, they told me that they will change if cake or tart gets soggy when I pick up. Great service!

I chose three individual cakes and one tart.

From left, Chocolate Trio, Raspberry Fruit Tart, Lime Mousse, and Tiramisu

Cakes and Tart from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe in Vancouver

Cakes and Tart from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe in Vancouver

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow street)
TEL: 604-608-6870
Facebook: page

[Mon – Fri] 7:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 9:00 – 0:00
[Holidays] 9:00 – 0:00

Price Note
– Chocolate Trio (Individual) $5.75
– Raspberry Fruit Tart $6.75
– Lime Mousse (Individual) $5.75
– Tiramisu (Individual) $6.75

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