It was time for some holiday shopping, so I headed to downtown Vancouver. I had already made several stops along the way and it was hitting just before noon. I got off SR14 and took the exit for downtown, which places you right on the edge of downtown. And voila, two open parking spaces right in front of that pizza place I’ve been meaning to try. I wouldn’t even have to attempt to parallel park. It was meant to be. Shopping will have to wait.
I lucked out and found a table by the front window so I had great lighting for reading the morning paper. The ambience was very hip – bright white walls decorated with groups of black and white illustrations, dark wood floors, high ceilings, and industrial chic lighting fixtures that looked like deconstructed lampshades. Comfortable white wood chairs and a bench that spanned the entire west wall. I liked the interior. The music was playing a good 80s mix. I enjoyed a personal sized pizza – about 12″ and enough for one hungry person, or two lunches for me.
They’ve kept their menu simple: salads, pizza, and ice-cream. Their wood-fired crust was excellent. They also offer a happy hour 5-6pm with $7 Margherita pizza, $3 drafts, and $1 off wine.
I will go back again. I like their combination of Scandinavian vibe with new wave pizzas. The restaurant is located within walking distance of the new Vancouver waterfront, and Esther Short Park.