Some people would argue that East side Vancouver neighbourhoods are “less than perfect”. I beg to differ and so I want to highlight some of the awesome people, businesses and features found in my own Eastside hood!
When I was thinking about who/where I wanted to profile first, one place sprang to mind. Le Marché St. George. Hidden on a quiet corner (St. George and East 28th), this gem of a cafe has a quindesential, old school neighbourhood vibe. Bikes of local residents are typically parked out front beside rows of wooden crates containing freshly grown, colourful, local produce. The interior decor is rustic and simple. Shelves are lined with beautifully packaged products ranging from organic honeys and preserves to eco-friendly baby diapers.
The cafe has been featured in numerous publications including Canadian House and Home, the New York Times, and Monocle Magazine. Pascal Roy and his wife, Janaki Larsen are the shop-owners. They have also renovated the building to include housing above the store (the decor here should really be featured on its own – stunning). Le Marché is a communal, family-based business where the goal, “has never been about making money.” Roy states, “our concept is to carry the best Vancouver has to offer, so we carry local foods, we have farmers framing our land (and) we have beehives.”
The coffee here is reliably fantastic, as are the daily special flat bread pizzas. My favorite was one topped with figs, goat cheese, balsamic and rosemary.
Best of all, they make amazing Pain Au Chocolat, which is a special treat for my kids who absolutely love coming to this wonderful, friendly local establishment.
Le Marché St. George
4393 St. George at the corner of 28th.
Phone | +1 604 565 5107
E-Mail | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of a fantastic person, business, restaurant or cafe in the Riley Park/Mount Pleasant neighbourhood that deserves to be featured, e-mail me!