Since 1997, Big River Brewing Company has created its craft beers on the banks of the historic Fraser River. At the brewer's restaurants, you can pair their 8 distinctive brews with hearty pub food. In some cases, that pairing is taken care of for you?the chicken burger is marinated in Sidewheeler blond ale, and there are beer-braised onions, crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, and a special sauce on the Big River classic burger. Sauces are another specialty here?a cajun basil pesto amps up the chicken quesadilla; meanwhile, Frank's red hot sauce coats the brewhouse wings and the fingers of everyone who eats them. The Coquitlam location has an open kitchen, so you can watch at the chefs incorporate ales and lagers into their dishes and sauces.
The philosophy at Jazen Tea is pretty straightforward: Use fresh ingredients to create refreshing and healthy drinks. Every day, the staffers brews their teas from high-quality Taiwanese leaves and infuse the concoctions with fresh fruits?never using powdered mixes. Inside the colorful shops, they serve up smoothies topped with housemade whipped cream alongside other invigorating elixirs, such as the Treat-N-Sip, a blend of iced milk, caramel, honey boba, and egg pudding.
The creators of Karmavore Cafe + Dessert Lounge believe that, if you are what you eat, you should eat healthily, sustainably, and compassionately. As practicing vegans themselves, they know that such feats are not easily accomplished and can often mean steering clear of favorite foods. But they also know that, unlike convincing a toddler that broccoli is a special treat for good children, finding tasty vegan food is not impossible.
To prove it, they enlisted the help of vegan baker Ashley McLean. McLean's desserts may be egg-free, lactose-free, and cholesterol-free, but many customers don't even realize it, Karmavore's manager said in a New Westminster News Leader article. They're drawn into the shop at the sight of the cakes, apple pies, and peanut-butter bars on display. These treats satisfy sweet teeth after heartier vegan wraps, burgers, soups, and salads from the deli.
In one sitting, guests can indulge in bites from around the world at Cafe Fifth Avenue. During breakfast hours, chefs cook Moroccan-style pancakes and Italian wedding chicken, roasted and cooked in red wine. The brunch menu offers Thailand?s coconut curry chicken meal and Peruvian-style chicken with rice and pickled onions. To recreate Turkey?s pulled lamb donair dish, the protein cooks for 24 hours, while housemade burgers represent the U.S.A.?s culinary scene. The eatery?s drinks are just as multicultural, from Cuban coffee to iced Karagani lemon-lime tea from Japan.
Aromas of coffee, freshly baked cake and chocolate croissants drift through C.C Violin Patisserie & Café, but visual treats abound as well. Strawberries and blueberries nestle into fresh-fruit galettes, heaps of truffles form sweet mountains atop ceramic plates[R1] , and lacy meringues [R2] gaze out from glass apothecary jars. These from-scratch goodies spring from the sticky fingers of head pastry chef Brett McDonald[R3] , who occasionally shares his expertise by teaching classes such as Truffles and Wine[R4] , and Cupcakes for Kids[R5] . Guests can justify downing desserts with a dainty menu of lunch entrees, including quiche and chicken-and-brie sandwiches bookended by bread so thick and crusty you could use it to fill a sandwich. A violin and bow hang suspended on exposed-brick walls inside, and flowers beckon passersby from just beyond the full-length windows.
From its outpost on Boundary Bay, Centennial Beach Cafe dazzles multiple senses with a menu of flavourful beach cuisine and panoramic views of the Boundary Bay Regional Park. The kitchen serves up seasonal catch for platters of fish and chips. For breakfast, they layer green-eggs-and-ham sandwiches with pea greens and black-forest ham and toss hash browns with a variety of ingredients, from pesto and shrimp to grilled chicken and roasted corn. Guests enjoy the caf?'s savoury bites for early-morning sustenance while scanning the skies for eagles and other wildlife along the Pacific Coastal Flyway. In warm weather, they can sit under green umbrellas on the patio or visit the adjacent playground, and in inclement conditions, they can play games of tic-tac-toe by breathing on the restaurant's wraparound windows.