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Our guide to awesome restaurants in Mount Pleasant

Every neighbourhood has its hidden gems, and Mount Pleasant is no exception. Whether you're craving classic comfort or ethnically diverse food, there's definitely a restaurant to satisfy your tastes.
Every neighbourhood has its hidden gems, and Mount Pleasant is no exception. Whether you're craving classic comfort or ethnically diverse food, there's definitely a restaurant to satisfy your tastes. Check out our guide below!

Awesome Restaurants in Mount Pleasant

By Vancouver Is Awesome

Every neighbourhood has its hidden gems, and Mount Pleasant is no exception. Whether you're craving classic comfort or ethnically diverse food, there's definitely a restaurant to satisfy your tastes.

  • Burdock & Co.

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    Organic ingredients, local suppliers, and delectably different meals are what you can expect at this Mount Pleasant newbie. 

  • The Black Lodge

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    When a restaurant boasts the unofficial title of best fries around, you just know that it's going to be good, and that's exactly the case when it comes to The Black Lodge. Plus it's Twin Peaks themed!

  • The Cascade Room

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    If you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy old school favourites with a new school twist, combined with a great drink selection, then the Cascade Room is it.

  • Los Cuervos Taqueria Y Cantina

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    Experience a taste of Mexico and Latin America when you drop by Los Cuervos. This cantina is dishing out all the classics, and doing it in style too by providing a comfortable sit-down environment.

  • Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant

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    Ethiopian food is a rare find in Vancouver, but luckily, Mount Pleasant is home to Fassil, which promises to take diners on a culinary experience throughout the East African nation.

  • Les Faux Bourgeois

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    This eatery is credited with serving up some authentic French flavours, and the locals know it too. As Les Faux Bourgeois is always busy, remember to make a reservation ahead of time!

  • Sal y Limón

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    While Sal y Limón may not be the best place to dine in, especially with large groups, their delicious and inexpensive tacos will have you coming back again and again for the take-out option.

  • Toshi Sushi

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    There may be a wait upon arriving at Toshi Sushi, but trust us, it's worth it. Although the dishes here may be more on the expensive end, the price premium is reflected in the quality of the food.

Below are some of our other guides to eating in Vancouver. First, our ultimate guide to pizza, made up entirely of recommendations from our readers.

The ultimate guide to pizza in Vancouver

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(according to you, the pizza lovers of our city)

  • Bella Yaletown

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  • Bella Pizza

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  • Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

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  • San Remo Pizza

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  • Unforgettable Pizza and Pasta

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  • Fresh Slice

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  • Super Great Pizza

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  • Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria

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  • Mona Pizza

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  • Artista Pizzeria

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  • Supreme Pizza

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  • Pizza Fabrika

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  • Incendio

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  • 2001 Flavours

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  • Zaccary's Pizza

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  • Pizzeria Barbarella

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  • Sergio's Pizza

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  • Neighbour's Restaurant Pizza and Pasta House

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  • Brick Oven Pizzeria

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  • Don't Argue Pizzeria

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  • Papa's Gourmet Pizza

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  • Romano's Pizza

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  • Trilussa Pizza and Pane

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  • Marcello Pizzeria

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  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread

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  • Pizza Carano

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  • Gateway Pizza

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  • Megabite Pizza

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  • Stan's Pizza Joint

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  • Pizza Garden

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  • Bufala

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  • Campagnolo Roma

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  • Ragazzi Pizza

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  • Steveston Pizza

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  • Nat's New York Pizzeria

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  • Nicli Antica Pizzeria

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  • Pizza Farina

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  • Goldie's Pizza

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  • Me-N-Ed's Pizza

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  • Fire Pizza

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  • Via Tavare

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  • Uncle Fatih's

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Some unexpected and hidden spots you might want to check out.

Unexpected: 9 Hidden Restaurants & Cafes

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Everyone's been to the big name restaurants in the city, as well as to the little guys who have made a name for themselves, but these spots are still under the radar. Take a look & be in the know!

  • Bird's Nest

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    One of the more well-known underground restaurants in the city (how's that for an oxymoron?), Bird's Nest is relatively affordable at with a 'suggested donation' model; yet the cuisine is delectable.

  • The Mighty Oak

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    This grocery store/cafe crossover is located near the Cambie Village, serving up coffee & tea alongside your groceries. Need another incentive? They also sell Earnest Ice Cream!

  • Endless Meal

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    This Gastown underground restaurant serves parties of 8-10, by reservation only. For $50, you'll be treated to a 4 course dinner & dessert, all in an upscale yet laid-back space.

  • The Wilder Snail

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    Another neighborhood grocery store/cafe fusion, The Wilder Snail serves the Strathcona community, selling anything from household products to Americanos. They even accept Bitcoin as payment.

  • Farm 2 Fork

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    Farm 2 Fork, as their name suggests, aims to bring fresh, local ingredients straight to your plate. Another Gastown underground restaurant, Farm 2 Fork focuses on progressing the local food movement.

  • Prophouse Cafe

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    The Prophouse Cafe might be a bit better known, but the atmosphere feels anything but public. Built to support middle/low income artists, Prophouse is as much a creative space as it is a cafe.

  • No Fixed Address

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    Unlike the other underground restaurants on this list, No Fixed Address calls for diners to meet anywhere from a Mount Pleasant home to railway tracks. No matter the location, the food is delicious.

  • Plate Invaders

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    If you're a vegan searching for a supper club that meets your dietary needs, Plate Invaders is perfect for you. They promise "cruelty-free indulgences" like coconut bacon or marinated sunburst squash.

  • Le Marche St. George

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    Le Marche St. George is located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant and is a modern neighborhood shop tucked away just off Main St., offering up chai lattes to artisan flatbread alongside exotic groceries.

Some of Vancouver's best places to get brunch.

Local Guide: Vancouver Brunch Staples

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From reinvented bennies to the best waffles in Vancouver, we have a hunch you'll be craving brunch from these top local spots.

  • Twisted Fork Bistro

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    Welcoming with its wooden decor and warm colour scheme, this bistro offers classic and casual French dining in a space that's perfect for unwinding.

  • The Red Wagon

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    This is a neighbourhood joint in East Van with inventive takes on old-fashioned diner choices, such as the pulled pork pancakes, topped with JD-spiked maple syrup.

  • Medina

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    Offering Vancouver's most loved (or most queued for) brunch, this popular institution blends bistro fare with sweet nourishment via the city's top coffee and Belgian waffles.

  • The Union

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    Their Southeast Asian menu offers brunch with a twist. Their Bao Bun Bennies, a fusion of soy chile pulled porks, papaya achara, hollandaise, and curry spiced hash browns, is a must.

  • Campagnolo

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    Their special brunch menu is available to devour on weekends and holidays. House Smoked Wild BC Salmon Benedict, Hazelnut Crepes, and Short Stack Bacon Pancakes are among the tasty choices.

  • Jethro's Fine Grub

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    An eatery (with dual East and West locations) servin' up a jammin' breakfast, all day long, all week long. Menu variations range from savory (eggs and omelettes) to sweet (pancakes and french toast).

  • The Oakwood

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    Oakwood is a Canadian bistro that is dedicated to supporting the local community. Their food philosophy is focused on fresh, house-made dishes crafted from locally sourced products.

  • Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

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    Since 1988, Sophie's fun decor, vibrant vibe, and fresh comfort food draws in the young and old generations alike. Their Breakfast Brunch is served daily from 8am to 5pm.

  • Acme Cafe

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    A hip hang-out on Hastings, it is recommended to arrive early as Acme does not take reservations. However, their food is well worth the wait. Save room for their pies!

  • Bandidas Taqueria

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    This vegetarian-inspired Mexican spot serves bennys on house-made cornbread muffins, topped with salsa verde, and accompanied with pinto beans, roasted yams and potatoes, and red cabbage.

Our guide to some of the best seafood spots in Vancouver.

Local Guide: Vancouver Seafood Spots

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Being on the West Coast and all, we know a thing or two about seafood. Luckily we have a slew of restaurants serving up the freshest stuff you can get without catching it yourself.

  • The Fish Counter

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    This restaurant/shop caters to the Main Street community with seafood that's fresh, healthy, and sustainably-sourced. The perfectly battered halibut has earned rave reviews.

  • Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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    Consistently awarded Best Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver, Blue Water is the city's definitive destination for dishes of the deep waters. Their Raw Bar emits a true Japanese culinary experience.

  • Pajo's

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    A local fish and chips chain, this joint has the best locations, from on the dock in Steveston to on the water in Coquitlam. Grab a cone of fish and fries; enjoy!

  • Tojo's

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    Inspired by Japan and rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Owner/Chef Hidekazu Tojo draws an faithful following of Vancouver locals and celebrities with his fresh, local, and seasonal seafood cuisine.

  • Steveston Seafood House

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    Richmond's best seafood restaurant is located at the centre of Canada's largest fishing port. Diners can enjoy fresh oysters every night for $1 a piece.

  • C Restaurant

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    One of the most original and exciting seafood restaurants in the nation, C is the founding restaurant in the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Program, exhibiting their devotion to the environment.

  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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    The legendary Joe Fortes draws international attention with its San Francisco styled seafood grill. With their horseshoe oyster bar and roof garden, the restaurant itself is as iconic as their menu.

  • Landmark Hot Pot House

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    Vancouver's original Hong Kong style hot pot restaurant is well-known of their flavourful seafood dishes and generous platters.

  • The Sandbar

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    Right in the heart of Granville Island, this Sequoia Company establishment is a top destination for dinner and dancing. Dine on fresh fish and enjoy some live music any day of the week.

  • YEW Seafood + Bar

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    Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, YEW delivers delicious coastal cuisine, wonderful wines, creative cocktails, and an inviting, chic atmosphere.

Some late night staples.

Late Night Bites: 10 Places to Eat After a Show

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What do you do when the munchies hit and you've nowhere to go to satisfy your cravings? Luckily, we've compiled a list of the best late night eateries in Vancouver, perfect for after a show.

  • Siegel's Bagels

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    The only thing that can beat a freshly baked bagel is a fully loaded bagel, boasting all the favourites from lox to Montreal style smoked meat. The kicker is Siegel's Kitsilano location is open 24/7.

  • Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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    Located in the heart of urban Yaletown, Blue Water Cafe is a prime restaurant to take a date post-show. This raw bar has an extensive selection of fresh seafood options and great ambiance to boot.

  • Basil Pasta Bar

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    Open until 2:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays, Basil will satisfy all of your late night pasta cravings. This isn't your typical fast food calibre pasta either, Basil's menu is full of gourmet options.

  • Roxy Burger

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    If you've ever found yourself craving a juicy burger, or all the other bar classics in the wee hours of the night, then Roxy Burger is the joint for you. Roxy is open until 3:30 or 4am daily.

  • Pho Extreme Xe Lua

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    Serving up a steaming bowl of the Vietnamese comfort food, pho, and other Cambodian cuisine as well, Pho Extreme Xe Lua is the perfect restaurant to frequent on those cold and rainy nights. 

  • Lucy's Eastside Diner

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    Who says breakfast is only reserved for mornings? At Lucy's Eastside Diner, you can get a satisfying breakfast in at any time of day. Dishing out huge portions, you also won't be leaving hungry.

  • The Naam

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    For any vegetarians or vegans, The Naam is a staple restaurant in Vancouver. Not only will this progressive eatery change your opinions about vegetarian food, it's also open 24 hours a day.

  • Duffin's Donuts

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    If you're in the mood for options after a night out, then Duffin's will deliver. Whether you want Mexican, Asian, or even good old fried chicken, Duffin's has it all and then some.

  • Breka Bakery & Cafe

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    Walking into Breka at any time of day will wake up your appetite. With freshly baked goods, home-made soups and desserts, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that isn't made in-house.

  • Ap Gu Jung

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Vancouver has some amazingly authentic Korean food options, and Ap Gu Jung is serving up its fair share. From soups to barbecue, to stir-fry, there's something here for everyone.