BreakfastTwisted Fork Bistro


Vancouver welcomes to the fray yet another boutique French bistro serving down home cooking in an intimate setting. Twisted Fork Bistro settles into the western strip of Granville Street providing diners a reprieve from the familiar slew of single slice pizza and gyro joints that dot the corridor.

Case and I arrived near opening and Twisted Fork was already near capacity, brimming with activity (be prepared to put your name down and wait). The cramped and narrow dining room was awash with lush, vibrant warm colours, and peppered with painted artwork. We took a seat near the front window with a view of the street, perusing their abbreviated menu of classic brunch dishes infused with a slight modern twist.

(Top to bottom: 1. Gruyere baked eggs with sourdough toast, roasted potatoes and baked beans with bacon. 2. A tub of French press coffee.)

I settled on the asparagus scrambled egg — a pillowy soft bed of velvety eggs enveloping crisp bits of asparagus, served with a beautiful, thick sourdough toast and homemade jam. Accompanying the eggs were a roasted tomato, potatoes and nicely sauteed spinach — no fillers.

For Case, decadent eggs baked and infused with sharp, gruyere cheese and a side of baked beans served with a rasher of crispy bacon. Our meal was accompanied by an oversized, bottomless French pressed coffee.

(Above: Asparagus scrambled egg served with sourdough toast and homemade jam, roasted tomatoes, potatoes and sauteed spinach.)

Brunch including taxes and tip came to $37. The service, although friendly, was at a snail’s pace, so be prepared to get know your neighbours well. But overall, the well thought out menu of simply, yet well prepared comfort food is a welcome addition to the outer edges of this Granville strip.

Perfect for: Brunch the next day.

The Details

1147 Granville Street, Vancouver

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