Luckily for Vancouverites, there are a ton of great eats & drinks coming our way this summer – and some of them are already on our proverbial, collective plate. So, we figured we’d get the ball rolling with a roundup of new restaurants to check out in and around Vancouver – let’s dive right into what’s now open!

Now open:

NOX

 

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Think contemporary Italian with a modern twist – and we’re not just talking about the food. NOX is Coal Harbour’s newest gathering spot for delicious pastas, risottos, wines, and more.

Where: 1575 West Georgia

Kafka’s in the Park

 

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ICYMI, Vancouver’s beloved coffee roasters Kafka’s recently opened a vibrant new location in the newest park in the city – and they have soft-serve! We know where we’ll be going for a park hang and frozen summer treat.

Where: 860 Richards Street

Giovane Caffè

 

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You might recognize Giovane from it’s original Cordova Street location, but the swanky Italian coffee bar is getting a second location on West Georgia – and it’s already open for business! If their ‘caffè speciali’ drinks like their affogatto, marocchino (espresso, cacao, & milk), and Bicerin (espresso, hot chocolate, & whipped cream) aren’t already on your radar this summer, they definitely should be.

Where: 418 West Georgia Street

Folke

 

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Folke is Kitsilano’s newest vegan restaurant concept, serving creative, locally-sourced plates like their mushroom leek dumplings, chickpea tofu, and more. In true Kits fashion, the decor is light, breezy, and beachy – and even features seaweed art by Dana Mulder.

Where: 2585 West Broadway

Robba da Matti Passaparola Burrata Bar – Kitsilano

 

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While the restaurant is certainly not new to Vancouver’s Italian scene, the restaurant is new to Kits – and we’re sure that folks are all over that charcuterie board brunch special by now.

Where: 1896 West 1st Avenue

Tap & Barrel Bridges

 

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One of the most highly-anticipated openings of the season, Tap & Barrel Bridges is finally open for business on Granville Island, with not one, but two bars – and year-round patios to lounge at and enjoy some amazing happy hour specials.

Where: 1696 Duranleau Street, Granville Island

Opening Soon:

Suyo

Joining the list of new restaurants slated to open soon is Suyo – a modern take on traditional comida Peruana and other cultural fusion dishes. Guests can expect everything from ceviches and tiraditos to causas and anticuchos. As for other global influences, Suyo will incorporate Chinese-Peruvian (Chifa), Japanese-Peruvian (Nikkei), as well as Italian and Spanish-inspired dishes.

When: TBA this summer
Where: 3475 Main Street

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Fat Mao Noodles

 

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Thai noodles, anyone? Fat Mao (meaning “prosperous cat”) is expanding into downtown and they have some delicious, customizable, made-from-scratch noodles on the menu.

When: TBA this summer
Where: 983 Helmcken Street

To Live For

 

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An iconic Vancouver pop-up and vegan staple, To Live For has finally secured a spot for its own bakery-cafe in East Van! In other words, Erin Ireland’s famous banana bread will finally have a permanent home, among her many other delicious creations (many of which you’ve likely seen around other Vancouver cafes).

When: TBA summer or early fall
Where: 1508 Nanaimo Street

Motoretta Gelato

We think Vancouver’s frozen treat game is pretty much unparalleled, and Motoretta certainly proves our point. With handcrafted flavours by Gelato expert Salvatore Boccarossa (previously at Bella Gelateria and Passione Gelato), we’re sure this will be the destination for a cool treat this summer.

When: Thursday, July 7th
Where: 1001 West Cordova Street

The Herrick

 

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Great news for cocktail enthusiasts: The team behind the Keefer Bar is opening a new destination for upscale drinks and live entertainment called The Herrick Cocktail Club. While it’s unclear when exactly it opens, we’re sure the spot will become a local fave in terms of great watering holes.

When: TBA this summer
Where: 801 West Georgia Street

Archer

Although Archer has been one of the most elusive openings on this list, that hasn’t stopped people from getting excited about Vancouver’s newest ‘immersive’ destination for modern Canadian fare. In fact, the mystery makes it all the more intriguing! We’ll be keeping our eye out for more deets on this one.

When: TBA this summer
Where: 1151 Alberni Street

And that’s our list, folks! Enjoy some delicious new spots and maybe even discover a new fave this summer.