Places We ♥

IloveEastVanBeneeWe are often asked what our favourite spots are in East Van. Whether it’s where to go for a coffee, pizza, brunch, romantic dinner, flowers or bakery. In East Van, there are so many amazing options to choose from.  So we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places in East Van which we’ve set out below.  The list does include a few spots that we haven’t personally made it to, but are ones we’ve heard good things about by many others.  We have broken down the listing by the type of listing ie. Coffee, Pizza, Bakeries, Live Music & Entertainment, Breweries & Distilleries. After that you will see it’s listed alphabetically which we hope is logical and easy to use.  Are we missing a great spot on this list, let us know. Otherwise, we hope you will check out some of the Places We Love in East Van. The credit for the picture goes to Benee Rubin.


Andy’s Bake Haus
Batard Bakery
Bakery Sate
Black Rook Bakehouse
Breka Bakery
East Village Bakery
Fratelli Bakery
French Made Baking
Italia Bakery
Le Gateau Bakeshop
The Gluten Free Epicurean
The Pie Hole
Uprising Breads


33 Acres Brewing
Andina Brewing Company
Bomber Brewing
Brassneck Brewery
Callister Brewing
Doan’s Craft Brewing
Dogwood Brewing
Odd Society Spirits
Off The Rail Brewing
Main Street Brewing
Parallel 49 Brewing
Postmark Brewing
Powell Street Brewing
R&B Brewing
Red Truck Beer Company
Storm Brewing
Strange Fellow Brewing
The Laughing Bean


Bows & Arrows
Café Calabria
Continental Café
Commercial Street Café
JJ Bean
Last Crumb Café
Matchstick Coffee
Moja Coffee
Pallett Roasters
Parallel 49 Coffee
Platform 7
Prado Café
The Drive Coffee Bar


Absinthe Bistro
Anh & Chi
Ask For Luigi
Bandidas Taqueria
Belgard Kitchen
Bistro Wagon Rouge
Cabrito’s Tapas
El Camino
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Federico’s Supper Club
Havana Restaurant
Jethro’s Fine Grub
Les Faux Bourgeois
Los Cuervos
Oksana Kitchen
Osterio Savio Volpe
Pizza Carano
Ragazzi Pizza
Red Wagon Cafe
Roundel Café
Say Y Limon
St. Augustine’s
Storm Crow Tavern
The Cannibal Café
The Cascade Room
The Union
Thyme To Indulge
Via Tevere Pizzeria
Yolk’s Breakfast


Antiques Warehouse
Basho Café
Beta 5 Chocolates
Bird On A Wire Creations
Black Dog Video
Bosa Foods
Cartem Donuts
Crackle Crème
Dandelion Emporium
Di Oliva Tasting Bar
Dr. Vigari Gallery
Earnest Ice Cream
Figaro’s Gardens
Flower Factory
Full Bloom Flowers
Giving Gifts & Company
Gourmet Warehouse
La Casa Gelato
Les Amis du Fromage
Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar
Lucky’s Comics
Lucky’s Doughnuts
Pulp Fiction Books
The Ravioli Store
La Grotta del Formmagio
Licorice Parlour
Main Street Honey Shoppe
Olive & Wild
Rooster’s Ice Cream
Second Nature Home
Sips Cocktail Emporium
Sweet & Savoury Pie Co.
The Flowerbox
The Found & The Freed
The Pie Shoppe
Toso Wood Gallery
Whiskey Cake Home

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT (Including Music, Theatre & Comedy)

Biltmore Cabaret
Café Deux Soleils
Cottage Bistro
Federico’s Supper Club
Firehall Arts Centre
Havana Restaurant
Main On Main
Pat’s Pub
Rio Theatre
Settlement Building
Tangent Café
The Astoria
The Cultch
The Heatley
The Libra Room (closed for renovations)
The Tipper Room
The Richshaw Theatre
The Wise Hall
York Theatre


East Village Community Acupuncture


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