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After five years, diner-style brunch spot closes one of its Vancouver locations

The tiny little daytime spot was a neighbourhood favourite.
Breakfast at Slickity Jim's on 7th Ave in Vancouver. Photo via @maydayjul/Instagram

For five years, Vancouver brunch staple Slickity Jim's sibling spot in Fairview offered a gentle twist on the Main Street mainstay's menu. Called Slickity Jim’s Chat & Choux and launched in 2015, the "annex" restaurant was a collab effort between a longtime employee Annette Payne and Slickity Jim's owner.

At the end of November 2020, Slickity Jim's outpost at 1387 W 7th Avenue closed its doors for good.

Envisioned as a retro 60s-style diner with a slightly upscale twist on the original Slickity Jim's (hence the sub-in of "Choux" for "Chew" in the restaurant's full name), this spot was considered a local gem, offering neighbourhood joint vibes with its mismatched chairs, bright tabletops, and affordable fare.

slickity-jims-chat-choux-vancouver-bcSlickity Jim's Chat & Choux at 1387 W 7th Ave opened in 2015, and closed at the end of Nov. 2020. Photo via Slickity Jim/Facebook

On the menu were many items that are still on the OG Slickity Jim's menu, like the short rib Benny and the "Che Fe," as well as things like breakfast tacos, cornflake-coated French Toast, shakshouka, and the "Breakfast of Broken Dreams" (a take on a Benny with gorgonzola sauce and spinach). The diner was also beloved for having plentiful vegetarian and vegan dishes and ingredient subs. 

The 500-square-foot restaurant had been listed for sale and appears to have been sold. 

Slickity Jim's Chat N Chew - the original - is located at 3475 Main St and is open weekdays for take-out and for dine-in with minimal seating from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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