|What it's Known for: Antiques and vintage shops off the
Broadway corridor; easily accessible to downtown (10-20 minute drive); densely
populated with a relatively safe community-feel; Queen Elizabeth Park
(Vancouver's highest point).
Inhabitants are: Young artists, active professionals and families.
Market brings you over three decades of experience in the vintage antiques
business. Located in the heart of Antique Row on Main Street, Vancouver
This district is on Main Street, between 16th and 25th Avenues. Many stores
feature traditional antiques and 20th century nostalgia, ranging from art deco
accessories to 1950s and 60s kitschy retro items. Sunday afternoons tends to be
the busiest time, attracting groups of browsers and window shoppers.
Second Time Around
4428 Main St.
A fabulous collection of antique furniture, from Victorian England to vintage
50's "post-modern" design. Twice voted Vancouver's #1 Antique Store.
Sugar Barrel Antiques
4285 Main St.
Large selection of fine antique furnishings from the 18th to 20th centuries,
especially Victorian and Art Deco. Imports from Scotland arrive every six weeks.
Established 1967. Shipping anywhere. Sugar Barrel Antiques is open daily from
10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. and on Sundays 12-5 p.m.
The Antique Market
4280 Main St.
Over three decades of experience in the vintage antiques business, this family
operated store's specialties run the spectrum from stained glass windows,
architectural iron, wrought iron gates, fencing, brass and iron beds to china
cabinets, armoires, sideboards, bedside tables, dining room tables and chairs.
The Antique market is open 7 days a week.
Vancouver Architectural Antiques
2403 Main St
Authentic antique lighting, stained glass windows and mantles. Boasts an immense
collection of period lighting as well as many unusual architectural
embellishments. Full line of decorative antiques and period furniture. Vancouver
Architectural Antiques is open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Bakers Dozen Antiques
3520 Main Street
Specializes in unusual contemporary furniture, folk art, paintings and antique
Alexander Lamb Antiques
3271 Main St
There is a Exotic World Museum, in the rear room of Alexander Lamb's
Wunderkammer Antiques, Wunderkammer, as Lamb explains it, refers to the small,
unorganized collection of mementos that the well-traveled European aristocrat of
the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries assembled in a room of his castle or
manor house for the "wonderment and astonishment" of visitors.
Sellution Vintage Furniture
3206 Main St
Specializing in quality consignment furniture, from antiques to mid-century
modern, and contemporary home furnishings.
Le' Gent Antiques
4402 Main St
Restaurants on Main Street
4121 Main Street
Although it's dark inside the Locus, it won't seem like that for long when the
cheerful smile of the owner brightens your day. With interesting menu choices
ranging from specialty pancakes to items like duck sausage and frittatas, this
is not a diner style brunch. Save room for coffee -- it is possibly some of the
best in the city.
The Green Room
4328 Main Street
With a focus on vegetarian cuisine, the Green Room offers a mellow way to enjoy
a morning(ish) meal. The menu is modest but makes up for it in great egg
scrambles and feature items with a Pacific Rim fusion vibe. When you are done
brunch you can always stick around for lunch or dinner too.
Sunny Spot Cafe
2543 Main Street
Sometimes less is more. If you are looking for your basic bacon and eggs without
all the funky frills, then the Sunny Spot Cafe might just be the answer.
Friendly service and reasonable prices are sure to satisfy and remember, there
are reasons why places like this have been around for years -- you can't mess
Slickity Jim's Chat 'N' Chew
2513 Main Street
On the good side of kitsch, Slickity Jim's is a busy place and for good reason.
Fresh takes on old favourites plus inventive creations (inventively named to
boot) make for a fantastic menu. Compelling artifacts adorn the walls and the
servers are friendly as the coffee is warm.
2420 Main Street
Open for brunch on Sundays from 10-2, Aurora Bistro serves meals with delicious
organic ingredients and artisan coffees. Menu items like black truffle scrambled
eggs and poached eggs with duck sausage might give you an idea that this isn't
your average greasy spoon diner. The perfect way to start your Sunday.