1. Gastown

Vancouver, BC
Neighborhood · 13 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Some of the city's best coffee shops are in the area: pop into Coffeebar, Milano, Timbertrain or Revolver for a real macchiato and great people watching. Skip the other ones.

On The Grind mobile cafe is one of citieguy’s Tips.

2. On The Grind mobile cafe

Union St. (Jackson St.), Vancouver, BC
Food Truck · 1 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Stop by for a chat and smooth latte en route to the rest of your day.

The Sidewalk Cafe is one of citieguy’s Tips.

3. The Sidewalk Cafe

33 Derry St (at Bellair Rd), Cape Town, Western Cape
Café · Vredehoek · 34 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Grab a morning seat at the window bar for a great view downtown while enjoying the 'lekker' French toast.

The Reef Lounge is one of citieguy’s Tips.

4. The Reef Lounge

Kamuela, HI
Lounge · 1 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Catch a spectacular sunset w a cocoanut martini and live music every evening to relax after a day exploring.

5. The Westin Washington National Harbor

171 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD
Hotel · 24 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Download the Lodgenet app and use it in your room to control your TV. Great fun.

6. DMR Ceramics

721 Gore Avenue (Union Street), Vancouver, BC
Design Studio · Downtown Eastside · 1 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Check out the great designs by talented ceramicist David M. Robinson as he launches his first official space in a hipper Chinatown. S & P heads, plates adorned w skeletons are among the must haves.

7. Bar Morena Da Ugo

Breakfast Spot · 5 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: An aperitif with the cover of chips, olives, toasted nuts, and cherry tomatoes makes this a great corner for people watching. The side closest to the square means you're a real tourist.

8. Chuflay Restaurant

Via Roma, Piazzetta, Portofino, Portofino, Liguria
Seafood Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: This spectacular setting is matched by superb seafood freshly caught in the Gulf Tigullio.

9. Imperiale Palace Hotel

Via Pagana 19, Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria
Hotel · 5 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Make sure you visit the Treaty Room where the Rapallo Treaty ending World War 1 was signed by Russia & Germany. Then grab something to eat in the Palatial Restaurant.

10. eTap

Smithe Street (Burrard), Vancouver, BC
Gastropub · Downtown Vancouver · 1 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Aside from being owned by Canada's first Top Chef, this place features a mountain of on tap Belgian beers, any of which go perfectly with the pile of Kaffir Lime Leaf tempura shrimp!

11. Cineplex Odeon International Village

88 W Pender St (btwn Abbott & Carrall), Vancouver, BC
Multiplex · Downtown Vancouver · 33 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Since you're so close to the food market, try the homemade Indian or Sri Lankan food while you wait for your seat.

12. Viet Sub

520 Robson St. (Btw Seymour & Richards), Vancouver, BC
Vietnamese Restaurant · Downtown Vancouver · 28 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Grab one of the cheap but fresh toasted delicious Banh Mi for a satisfying lunch. Go for the BBQ'd chicken!

13. Pappasito's Cantina

Terminal E (IAH Airport), Houston, TX
Mexican Restaurant · George Bush Intercontinental Airport · 53 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Delicious fresh fajitas w juicy chicken, tender flame grilled steak show the best of local true TexMex. Add a sweetened ice tea. Makes Canuck steak squirm.

14. Union Market

Union St, Vancouver, BC
Deli / Bodega · 14 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Pop in for a coffee and $1.25 jumbo homemade chocolate chip cookie while absorbing historical Strathcona.

15. PRADO Cafe

1938 Commercial Dr (at E 4th Ave), Vancouver, BC
Coffee Shop · Grandview-Woodland · 36 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Though the Drive has lots of choice, this minimalist box seems like it was transplanted from New York or London. It gurgles with creative types, local hipsters, and travel escapees. Sip slowly.

16. Coffeebar

10 Water St (btwn Abbott & Carrall), Vancouver, BC
Coffee Shop · Gastown · 48 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: After checking out Orling & Wu and Inform Interiors, this Gastown place with inner courtyard tables or comfy inside seats is the perfect place to watch people and plan your new great project.

17. Nelson the Seagull

315 Carrall St (btwn Cordova & Hastings), Vancouver, BC
Café · Gastown · 44 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: If the place is crowded, don't hesitate to stand at the wall bar with your cup, as required in many places around the world, and indulge. Otherwise, grab a seat at the communal table and relax.

18. The Wilder Snail

799 Keefer St (at Hawks Ave), Vancouver, BC
Coffee Shop · 12 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Explore the reno'd old Strathcona neighborhood then stop here for a perfect macchiato and dense chocolate cookie. Absorb the East Vancouver artist vibe.

19. Uncle Fatih's Pizza

638 Abbott St (at Keefer Place), Vancouver, BC
Pizza Place · Downtown Vancouver · 8 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: For that extra crispy fresh from the oven taste get them to heat your slices. Yum.

20. Canra Plus Srilankan

88 W Pender St (International Village Food Court), Vancouver, BC
Restaurant · Downtown Vancouver · 11 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: If you love Indian you must try Sri Lankan. 2 choice special only $4.99 with rice, crispy pappadam and bread. So much tastier than popcorn during the movie!

21. Beentoö

552 Seymour St (btwn Pender & Dunsmuir), Vancouver, BC
Sandwich Place · Downtown Vancouver · 3 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Just tried crispy yam fries and lemongrass chicken sandwich. Juicy BBQ drumstick $1! Yum. Worth walking put of the way. Who needs trad. fast-food when you can eat here!

22. Fortune House Seafood

4700 Kingsway (Metrotown), Burnaby, BC
Chinese Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: As someone who lived in China and have had dim sum more times than I can remember, this place has tasty, fresh ds. Hint: always packed at 11:30 so come by 11 if you don't want to wait.

23. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC
Airport · Sea Island · 556 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Smoked salmon on toasted bagel at Skyway Sandwiches & salads in the US terminal is a great way to start a trip. Cheap, healthy, and tasty.

24. Japadog

899 Burrard St. (at Smithe St.), Vancouver, BC
Food Truck · Downtown Vancouver · 51 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Start with the Terimayo and then move up to something like the kurobuta (Japan's world famous prized pork!). Yum.

25. MacLeod's Books

455 Pender St W (at Richards St.), Vancouver, BC
Bookstore · Downtown Vancouver · 11 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Hankering for a treasure? Search through this collection of second hand books and find something intriguing to read.

26. Cathedral Square Park

Richards St., Vancouver, BC
Park · Downtown Vancouver · 4 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Take a break to walk through this small park while looking up at the Cathedral dominating the southern skyline on a sunny day.

27. Chapters

788 Robson St (at Howe St), Vancouver, BC
Bookstore · Downtown Vancouver · 50 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Nothing like fresh old-fashioned onion rings served in a wire basket with a frosted mug of diet Rootbeer! Move over for Canada's 2011 no. 1 burger chain!

28. Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe

750 Hornby St (btw Robson & W Georgia), Vancouver, BC
Café · Downtown Vancouver · 37 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: After being inspired by the art, try the fresh specials of the day like buffalo chili, nut encrusted tilapia, or seafood risotto. Same room for home style desserts, too. Relax as the world goes by.

29. Caffè Artigiano

763 Hornby St. (at Robson St.), Vancouver, BC
Café · Downtown Vancouver · 55 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: Grab a smoked Salmon w cream cheese, sesame toasted bagel, sliced onion and capers with your latte. Vancouver's answer for a NYC breakie.

30. La Taqueria

322 W Hastings St (btwn Homer & Hamilton), Vancouver, BC
Taco Place · Downtown Vancouver · 57 tips and reviews

citieguycitieguy: The smooth, slightly cinnamony taste of fresh horchata to sip in between devouring Vancouver's best, fresh, natural tacos is worth walking across the city for. Take a card and see your fortune.