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Red Wagon Cafe: Retro-style all day brunch

My husband and I have drove past The Red Wagon many times before we decided to stop in for brunch.

The Red Wagon is located on the corner of East Hastings and Garden Drive and by the time we arrived there was already a number of people gathered outside waiting for a table. We were lucky that we were only a table of two as we were able to be seated right away.

Adding to that ‘diner’ feeling of the exterior building is the art deco that lines the walls on the inside of the restaurant.  Basic tables and chairs, an old rusted Coca-Cola sign and chalkboard menus all provided character and charm to the space.



I decided to try the Pulled Pork Pancakes with Jack Daniels maple syrup.  Layered between the 3 fluffy buttermilk pancakes was the pulled pork belly.  The pork was succulent and packed with flavor thanks to the house rub and tangy bbq sauce but amazingly the pancakes themselves were the star of the dish. Without hesitation this is one dish I recommend you try at least once. 

My husband decided to try the Crispy Pork Confit with Eggs.  Although he preferred the Pork Belly to have been crispy he still felt the dish had a lot of wonderful flavors thanks to the hollandaise sauce and the salsa verde.

We were also very pleased with the quick and attentive service.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience and are keen to try dishes you will not find in any other Vancouver restaurant, let alone a diner, The Red Wagon is certainly worth a visit.

The Red Wagon Restaurant
2296 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4
(604) 568-4565


8am to 6pm
Tuesday to Friday
8am to 9pm
Saturday [Brunch]
9am to 4pm
Saturday [Dinner]
4pm to 9pm
Sunday [Brunch]
9am to 4pm

Two Chefs and a Table: Hidden Gem in Gastown

review can be seen on vancouver Observer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/restaurants/2012/03/04/two-chefs-and-table-hidden-gem-gastown

A lovely Sunday brunch with the hubby scoping out the hidden gems in Vancouver.  Two Chefs and a Table is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Gastown.  Located on the corner of Alexander Street and Gore Avenue in a restored heritage building, this quaint restaurant presents a lot of charm.

Beautiful chandeliars provide a cozy ambiance

We are huge coffee drinkers and throughly enjoyed the french press coffee while we decided what we would order for brunch

We had heard great things about the Chicken and Waffles and I have to admit I was very tempted.  However we decided to go for the Eggs Benedict and pancakes.

The eggs benedict was served on these great home made muffins, which were slightly firmer than the more common English muffin variety. The eggs were cooked to perfection and just how the hubby likes them, slightly firm on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle. But it was the ham and the hollandaise sauce that really completed the dish.  The sauce had a perfect balance of flavour and not too large a portion to drown and overpower the eggs and ham.

I throughly enjoyed the fluffy buttermilk pancakes that were served with syrup and the very yummy vanilla butter.

All in all it was a great meal at a modest price. You felt like you could just sit back, relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday over a few more cups of coffee.

For those of you located on the south side of town, you can now enjoy all that Two Chefs and a Table has to offer with their new location in Richmond having been opened in November last year.

Two Chefs and a Table 


Open for lunch Monday to Friday; brunch Saturday and Sunday; dinner, Wednesday to Saturday.