As avid seekers of yummy eats, we’ve started cataloguing our food posts into a little series called Food Finds. These posts include casual reviews of the unsung culinary gems we encounter on the road–or even right here at home in DC and NY
As with a lot of Exit Clov tours of late…ahem, our trip to Toronto and Vancouver turned into a foodie tour (to our sheer delight). On Sunday morning, we decided to take a jaunt across Gastown to find a little gem of a restaurant called “Two Chefs and a Table.” The area resembled some parts of Brooklyn with its large, abandoned warehouses and wide streets.
From the morning prior, we had already gathered that Vancouver is a city of happy, relaxed late-risers. And so we had the morning streets largely to ourselves as we walked past a slew of coffeeshops and other arty, left-of-mainstream shops. Paired with the crisp northerly weather, it was brilliantly quiet and peaceful. It felt a little like fall had already arrived!
2 Chefs and a Table was instantly inviting as we approached – a corner cottage with a quaint blonde French-looking wooden door.
The dining room was cozy but made to feel spacious because of the high ceilings and the open kitchen, which featured a mix of metal and wood. The chefs were right behind the counter cooking up a storm, as if we had just entered their home.
The chef immediately seated us and brought us delicious coffee in a large french press.
Their Chicken n Waffles dish was what sold us on this place when we were doing our good eats research. I’ve never actually ordered this dish before in my life, despite having many a good chuckle about the obvious delicious decadence of it. And my, it did not disappoint! The greatest highlight of the dish, though, was this mystery slab of what was either butter or cheese. Whatever it was, it melted in your mouth and brought joy to all corners of your being.
Em got a veggie hash that included bits of carrots, greens, potatoes and two poached eggs. And always the sucker for a sweet breakfast dish, Chops had the French Toast with … apples!
305 Alexander Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4 Canada