Whether I’m in Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, or Santa Monica, I can be certain that one of our boutiques is not far from a wonderful restaurant, bakery, or cafe. This makes getting to know our neighbours an exceptionally fun part of the job, and rest assured I’ve been devoting lots of time to this project this summer. Here are some of my favourite finds.

Farmshop, Santa Monica


Choosing a pastry here is the hardest part of my morning. Spotting a celebrity is almost a guarantee.

Chorizo & Co, Victoria

Chorizo & Co

A spanish deli so good they don’t need a website. This breakfast sandwich is a wonderful way to start the day.

Cafe Medina, Vancouver


This is the best brunch in Vancouver, and worth the hour-long average wait.

Cleaver, Calgary


A friend and I shared a Moscow Mule and a Raspberry Mojito here during a patio brunch. I’ve been back for dinner more times than I can count.

Yann Haute Patisserie, Calgary


Best. Macarons. Ever.