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Eat Your Words, Vancouver! Café Zen

“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”

~ Robert A. Heinlein

Eat Your Words, Vancouver! Café Zen

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

It’s been a common saying for years. Why? Essentially it goes down like this: by breaking the fast, you’re kicking your body into gear, revving up your metabolism, and keeping energy levels high throughout your day.

But if you ask us at Chowmenow, we think it’s just because it tastes so darn good.

Though Vancouver is known for it’s healthy and active lifestyle, there is one area in particular that is synonymous with staying fit. Rain or shine, you’re guaranteed to see plenty of stretchy-pant-wearing, yoga-mat-hauling, road-bike-peddling folks in Kitsilano, where health, exercise, and laid-back attitudes have continued to thrive since the hippies called this place home back in the 60’s.

So if you find yourself hitting the snooze button too many times, Café Zen will give you a reason to hop out from below the covers. For over 25 years, this little spot has a big reputation, serving affordable eats with health in mind. They avoid hydrogenated margarine and oils to make their dishes trans fat free, proving that cheap eats don’t have to be hazardous to your health.

Now that’s true Kits style.

Get your Zen started early; rise, shine, and dine from 7am to 10am and take advantage of the Early Bird Breakfast Special. At only $4.99, you’ll feel light while your wallet stays heavy.

Which neighbourhood offers the best place to break the fast without breaking your budget? Tweet, Facebook, or post your comment here!

Next week, we’ll be eating these famous words “Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”. Any guesses which carnivore was the voice behind that one?

Cafe Zen On Yew

Address: 1631 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E6
Phone: (604) 731-4018


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