French Toast the size of your head? You'll find that - alongside other modern takes on brunch and lunch classics - at Douce Diner.
The North Vancouver daytime spot, which opened in 2019, is run by Top Chef Canada alum Chef Dawn Doucette and team. It's a bright, cozy contemporary diner with a trim menu of approachable, hearty eats made using fresh, local ingredients.
You might also know Douce Diner for its popular fried chicken take-out meals (they call it Douce Coop). The crew here does chicken well - you can even get an Eggs Benny made with a perfectly poached egg perched atop panko-crusted chicken for a decadent breakfast bite.
Speaking of decadent, on the weekends is when they serve their signature French Toast, which is a massive portion of the eggy bread dish that comes topped with lemon curd, mascarpone, and berries.
But if savoury is more your speed, they do a wicked good French Onion Grilled Cheese (don't sleep on the side of their homemade pickles, either). A few dashes of their house-made hot sauce will kick things up a notch, too.
I recently (re)visited this lively diner for a weekend feast. Check it out in the video below.
Douce Diner is located at 1490 Pemberton Ave in North Vancouver and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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