Best of Kits
Best Brunch - Cafe Zen
Plenty of good options here, but we love the portions and crowd at Cafe Zen on Yew Street. Abigail's Party, conveniently located right next door, is also an excellent option if you don't like the wait time at Cafe Zen. And try Aphrodite's Organic Cafe on 4th Ave at Dunbar... a little out of the heart of Kits, but OUTSTANDING food.
Best Patio - Local
Hands down. Great place to see and been seen. Killer location. Surprisingly decent food. The only downside? Expect to wait a while to get a seat. If you are looking for a sunny patio without the wait, the Smoking Dog Bistro on 1st & Cypress is a great alternative. A little quieter, but just as sunny!
Best Date Place - Trattoria
A great room, friendly staff and delicious menu make this a guaranteed hit. Order a few of the share plates and a great bottle of wine, and you'll be golden. If you are looking for a less-obvious option, try Baru Latino on Alma. Terrific South American dishes and a darker more secluded atmosphere to set the mood.
Best Post-Work Cocktails - Brown's
Cheap drinks, $6 appies before 6pm, plenty of TVs for hockey season and a great patio in the Summer.
Best Takeout - The Noodlebox
Quick and tasty stirfrys and noodle dishes. Delicious and healthy-ish. Relatively quick and you can even order a beer while you wait.
Best Late Night Eatery - Abigail's Party
A hidden gem. Open until 2am. Intimate room. Perfect for late night munchies. Hell's Kitchen is your next best option here, with the kitchen open until 1am.
Best Coffee - 49th Parallel
We'll be honest. We don't drink coffee (weird, we know). But we hear it's good.
Best Place to Dance - Lola's Cabaret
Not a lot of options here. And be warned: The typical crowd is under 25. We'd highly recommend just starting your own impromptu dance party at basically any other Kits establishment.
Best Shopping - 4th Avenue.
All of it. Seriously. Though our favourites our Kitsilano Wine Cellar, Brier's and Gravity Pope.