Images by Ryan Wagner / Good Side Photo
Words by Alexis Baran
On a dewy morning in Burnaby Heights, the small-town walkable vibe is just the right pace for some relaxed exploration. Sparrows hop through trees and along the streets hunting for crumbs, and residents walk their dogs with cups of hot coffee steaming up from their hands. As the shops put out their sandwich boards and your stomach starts to grumble, there are lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Here are a few.
4190 Hastings Street
Three brothers came together to create this spot that serves seasonal comfort food that’ll warm you up for the morning. The menu may change with the calendar but you can always expect something homey with a bit of a twist.
4016 Hastings Street
Looking for breakfast classics? This small diner is a local favourite with a following for cozy breakfasts staples and for their sandwiches served of fluffy-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside French baguettes.
4717 Hastings Street
What would brunch and a morning wander be without a bit of dessert? Chez Christophe has hand-made desserts to eat in or to bring home. Or both.
Trying to decide what to taste is a challenge with their colourful display of chocolates, berries, and creams.
With seating both inside and out on their patio, you can stop for a while, or grab some treats for grazing as you explore the shops of Burnaby Heights.