Wassup Hastings-Sunrise, Vancouver 2014 – Part 1

Here’s a quick rundown of establishments at The East Village. This is based on my experience while trying out these places. It is a customer’s point-of-view. (pause) The good, the bad, and the sucky… here goes… five ☆?.

Part 1

  • The Red Wagon – nice place for brunch, pancakes, omelet, alcohol, or pork belly and shredded pork on anything. Great value and service. Cute cooks. ;) You don’t like to wait 40min to be seated? Avoid peak hours! Rate: ☆☆☆☆
  • Sushi Nanaimo – very hip and exotic ambiance. Pretty damn good service and value. Cooks & servers all great and thank you…out loud! How cool is that?! It can get packed. Rate: ☆☆☆☆
  • Platform 7 Coffee – opened a couple of months ago. It’s train-station themed coffee shop. Very nice organic coffee and tea choices, and yummy bites. Friendly, warm, inviting, and great to hang out. Rate: ☆☆☆☆
  • Hastings Liquor Store – Staff are helpful and courteous. It’s booze! It’s all good. Buy some and avoid the bar. Done! LOL. Rate: ☆☆☆☆
  • Starbucks – on 2531 E. Hastings. Quick and friendly service. Two condiments area and good layout. Although frequented by older and “fictitious” people. LOL. Rate: ☆☆☆☆
  • Le Petit Saigon – is a pretty standard Vietnamese restaurant. Nothing exciting but does not disappoint either. Rate: ☆☆☆
  • East Village Eatery – is a small mom-and-pop diner. Different presentation than your usual East Indian restaurants. Food was pretty good, almost like home cooking? Service was nice. Rate: ☆☆☆
  • Pho Don – is a nice spacious Vietnamese restaurant. Good menu, food was okay, service was a tad better than Le Petit Saigon – but they tend to get overwhelmed easily and lose track when it gets a little busy, place and location is good. Rate: ☆☆☆


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