You’ll also appreciate Mount Pleasant for its radiant, hipster-y vibe, with murals by local artists splashed all around the block and its array of unique antique and small artisan shops, heritage buildings, artistic residencies or arts-focused festivities.
To help you explore this Vancouver neighbourhood, our team has handpicked the best of Mount Pleasant.
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Enjoy a pleasant mix of tastes as you go food-hunting around Main Street Mount Pleasant.
From places which serve some of the most extravagant sushi to the best noodles in town, tacos and vegan dishes-Mount Pleasant is here to testify why Vancouver is a famous foodie destination.
Published on Main
With a traditional 18th-century English coffee house inspiration, Published on Main is a popular and award-winning (rated #1 by 100 Canada Best Restaurants and Michelin 1 Star) dining spot for couples and groups.
Their menu highlights locally sourced produce and therefore changes with the seasons.
What to order: Bee Pollen Milk Buns, Duck, Chocolate Panna Cotta
Rustic interiors, fresh ingredients, handmade pasta, and food prepared over a wood-fired grill and rotisserie – this is Savio Volpe, the Italian restaurant that you’d want to boast about to all your out-of-town friends.
What to order: Rocana Pork Chop, Meatballs, Flat iron steak, Cappelletti, Gelato
For a city so well known for its diversity of food, coffee might easily appear subordinate.
Nevertheless, coffee culture is brimming in Vancouver and here we’ve handpicked some of the best cafés to try out while in Main Street Mount Pleasant.
Le Marche St. George
Located a few blocks away from the bustling Main St. area and known for offering spectacular coffee and authentic French, Italian, and Westernized treats, Le Marche St. George is your next stop to enjoy the outstanding coffee quality and the rustic charm of the ambiance here.
What to order: Crepe, Macchiato, Lavender & Chamomile Tea, Classic Butter Tart, Walnut Misch
You haven’t been to Vancouver if you haven’t been to Beta5 Chocolate to regulate your sugar level with some of their ambrosial cream puffs. They always experiment with new cream puff flavours, so you may easily find yourself a new favourite every time you visit them.
What to order: lychee-rose cream puff, Vietnamese coffee cream puff, chocolate cream puff, salted caramel cream puff, hot chocolate
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue Vancouver, BC V6A 2P8
There are several corners around Mount Pleasant where to get your daily (or nightly) dose of booze. Stunning cocktails. Some great interiors. A great local crafted beer? We’ve trimmed down a top 3 list where you can grab a drink with friends.
Shameful Tiki Room
Back in the 1960s, “Tiki culture” thrived coast to coast, influencing music and fashion, and dressing bars in beach-like aesthetics.
This forgotten pop world of yesteryear has been recreated at Mount Pleasant’s Shameful Tiki Room where you can grab your vintage-style cocktail and transport yourself for a few hours to Tonga and Fiji.
What to order: Mai Tai, Zombie, nachos, Mystery Bowl
Mount Pleasant’s shops are an obvious reason why this neighbourhood attracts a lot of creatives.
A single round of window shopping is enough to get you the feeling that the area contains genuine gift shops, pop-up stores and niche merchandise where you’ll be happy to spend your hard-earned dollars.
Giving Gifts & Company
Giving Gifts started in 2010 thanks to visionary woman Lisa Pozin.
The store opened as a new concept gift boutique, where all items on offer are handpicked, and produced by local artists from the neighborhood and around.
It’s the perfect spot whether you want to find an authentic gift either for yourself or for someone you love.
For Front and Company, it all started in 1993 when a group of friends got inspired after making little money out of a garage sale.
Eventually, they opened a shop next to an abandoned warehouse and became popular by selling stylish pieces of clothes alongside quirky antique objects and fashionable vintage jewelry, all at affordable prices.
Fast forward three decades, this is still your Mount Pleasant go-to place if you have a taste of fashion, appealing wearables and accessories, and funky stuff to decorate your house with.
Address: 3742-3772 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7
With so much character, delicious food and activity happening in Mount Pleasant, it is worthy of a place to stay in while you’re in Vancouver.
Below are several options on accommodations that are available in the neighbourhood.
So, whether you are up for some fine dining downtown or simply for a cup of coffee with a buttery croissant, perhaps an extravagant cocktail and getting something special for yourself or a loved one–take this list as a compass to guide you through the vibrant and much loved Mount Pleasant district.