Vancouver: Water St. Cafe

300 Water St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Alan and I were walking around Gastown, Vancouver looking to eat at Guu. Guu wasn’t open for lunch so we picked a random restaurant to try out. We chose Water St. Cafe because it was bustling and had sidewalk seating great for people watching. The service that day was a little frazzled but very friendly. The food, though not amazing, was very good.

Oysters sautéed with smoked chipotle peppers, cream, sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan gratinée – $12 CAD

I think I could go with less of a dousing of the sauce but these oysters were very tasty. Alan loved them.

The special: Salmon with Saffron Butter Sauce – $17 CAD

This was my order. I had a hankering for some buttery pasta and this totally satisfied me. The pieces of salmon were moist and tender and the saffron gave the butter sauce a unique spicy and slightly bitter taste. I loved it.

Duck confit with a balsamic and pineapple chutney glaze on garlic mashed potatoes – $22 CAD

I was happy to see Alan order the Duck Confit, one of my favorite dishes. The duck was hearty and fatty and the garlic mashed potatoes were simple and complemented well. Mmm. Now I want some.

It was happenstance that we found ourselves at Water St. Cafe which was located across the street from the famous steam clock. I wouldn’t have even noticed the clock but while we sat there and ate, it was impossible to miss swarms of tourists gathering around it to take photos.

All in all, a delicious lunch!

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