Where to eat, drink coffee and shop in Vancouver

Oct 18 2016 by
Categories : Travel

8 local fashion designers share their favourite spots in Vancouver.

  • 1/10

    Brunch: Seasons In The Park

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    "You get to watch the seasons change every time you go."  – Judy Wong of women's handbag label Lorraine Sui
    What to order: Smoked Salmon Benedict

    West 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street

  • 2/10

    Brunch: Medina Café

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    "Medina Café has the best selection of vegetarian food and is locally sourced." – Jamal Abdourahman, producer of VFW
    What to order: Fricassée Champignon

     780 Richards Street

  • 3/10

    Brunch: Basho Café

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    "Basho Café is a small, dainty, family establishment that serves traditional Japanese fare. It's a hidden gem known for their meal sets, which includes a light main, veggies, sweets and a heartwarming cup of soup." – Aileen Lee of women's wear label, Vestige Story
    What to order:
    Daily pastries and a perfect matcha latte made with condensed milk

    2007 E Hastings St.


  • 4/10

    Shop: Much & Little

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    "Located on the hip Main Street neighbourhood, this shop has two distinctive sections. The clothing side is stocked with a beautiful mix of local and independent brands. The other half of the store holds adorable and quirky finds – from terrariums to ceramic kitchenware to baby gifts and stationary. What makes this shop irreplaceable is the thoughtful owner Sarah and her friendly team." – Aileen Lee 

     2541 Main Street

  • 5/10

    Coffee: Turk's Coffee

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    "They have really good sugary coffee. And I love, love, love sweet drinks." – Zong Peng of women's wear label 44511234

    1276 Commercial Drive

  • 6/10

    Coffee: Birds and the Beets

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    "It's a beautiful space you can work in and they make everything in-house. You can walk in and see the baker baking bread and they have a small florist in the front with daily arrangements. It has a real local feel with great coffee." – Mishel Bouillet of women's wear label Models Own

    55 Powell Street

  • 7/10

    Shop: Duchesse Vintage

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    "I love to shop vintage or thrift! You can get more creative with your outfits and I find most of my inspiration for designing by shopping in vintage stores. I LOVE to shop at Duchesse Vintage I never leave this little shop located in Historic Chinatown without finding an amazing piece to bring home with me. The store is so well curated and unique. I find it irresistible." – Mishel Bouillet 

    430 Columbia Street

  • 8/10

    Coffee: 49th Parallel

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    "I always order the $5 coffee and donut deal. They have fresh coffee and the best donuts in Vancouver." – Katherine Kim of women's wear label Sinbi Collection

    2902 Main Street

  • 9/10

    Coffee: Cheesecake Etc.

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    "They have an amazing atmosphere and a piano that anyone can play. I think it's beautiful." – Bahareh Memarian of women's wear label Bahareh Memarian

    2141 Granville Street

  • 10/10

    Shop: Used House of Vintage

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    "I actually work at Used House of Vintage and we have something for everyone. It's a huge location and you have to dig – it's great! Bohemia Gallery (3243 Main St.) has really random stuff like green sequined bras. East Side Re-Rides (221 East 16th Ave) is a second hand motorcycle store. The whole front is legit old school motorcycle gear but the back is all street wear." – Lillea Goian of re-worked vintage label Lillz Killz

    831 Granville Street


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