The Northern Cafe and Grill Vancouver

I’ve wanted to try the Northern Cafe and Grill Vancouver for a long time but their hours of 7am to 3pm has made it virtually impossible for me to get a meal there. Well, with me being on summer holidays, I saw my opportunity.

Going for a breakfast at the Northern Cafe and Grill Vancouver is like walking onto the set of Guy Fieri’s show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.


The Northern Cafe is located in a room above a lumber yard in South Vancouver. It is kind of amusing that the inside of the cafe doesn’t seem to have a square corner or straight line anywhere.


The owner/cook told me that the Northern Cafe and Grill Vancouver is the oldest still operating cafe in Vancouver. It looks like it.


I had a classic breakfast; two eggs over-easy, a big side of hashbrown potatoes (the cook told me they are excellent and truthfully, they were), two strips of bacon and toast. It was a good breakfast. Breakfast was $5.25 and with a coffee the bill was just over $7.


The best part of the breakfast was the setting. For reasons I cannot explain, I love the working part of the Fraser River. And the Northern Cafe and Grill is located right beside the working part of the Fraser River which makes me feel right at home.

The owner told me that I need to come back and try the burger and fries he makes. He buys Angus beef and grinds all the burger meat used in the cafe and chips his own fries. This is such a funky place; I will be returning to try the burger.

The Northern Cafe and Grill is located in the Northern Building Supply yard at 1640 East Kent Ave in Vancouver, almost under the Knight Street Bridge. I will return to the Northern Cafe and Grill.

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