Travels: Sophie's Cosmic Cafe and Candy Aisle in Kitsilano, Vancouver

Brunch at Sophie's Cosmic Cafe in Vancouver

We were told that if you are in Kitsilano, you must do breakfast/brunch at Sophie's Cosmic Cafe but you better get there early unless you like to wait in line.

They weren't kidding. We were lucky, there were only 2 groups ahead of us. But shortly after we were seated, there was a line-up, out the door and down the sidewalk past the front of the building. Unbelievable.

First thing you notice about the place is the decor. Let's say it's a hoarder's paradise but organized by an obsessive-compulsive with a very friendly, warm diner feeling. It's kitschy with every knickknack, trinket, chatchki, toy, memorabilia, vintage collectables, thingamajing, (insert your word for it here).

We ordered poached eggs, french toast and pancakes which came with plenty of hashbrowns, bacon and sausage. The portions were huge. The french toast alone felt like it was an entire loaf of bread, though the huge platter-like plates make it look a lot smaller than it actually is in the above photos.

I felt I was at a place that could be shown on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I can see why it's a local fave.

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe
2095 west 4th ave.
Vancouver, BC


Candy Aisle in Kitsilano Vancouver

Few stores down, we found the Candy Aisle. I'm not sure how we could even begin looking at any sort of candy after a huge breakfast but we managed to load up a small bag.

They have just about any candy you can imagine as well as nostalgic candy from your past. Looking for jellybeans? Check. Taffy? Check. Gobstoppers, Nerds, Pez, Sour Patch Kids or Rockets? Check, check, check, check and check. Looking for candy that is readily available from another country, they may very well have it.

I had to totally get convinced out of buying a lollipop the size of my head. I was definitely worse than my kids. My eyes were so huge taking in everything.

My teeth are still hurting from all the sugary-goodness.

Candy Aisle
2083 west 4th ave.
Vancouver, BC