serendipity aplenty tucked into the little nooks of the insular garment district in the mount pleasant main cambie broadway triangle. Noon bells bring sleepy eyed factory workers and artists alike into the streets and to the thresholds of local heartwarmers like Lark, Arora Bistro, the chopping block and new baby bro Wink Cafe.
Owned and operated by a collective of pneumatic hearted artists-cum-culinary kittens, Wink is charming times two. Vegitarian is the word, soft spoken is the delivery, no ethical dogma here: I relish my cherished diet coke chemical burn and the Winkies provide. FINALLY. Not like that fur coat incident at foundation. yeesh.
Interior hand painted graphic frescos and sandblasted structure create a warm atmosphere with a cool basement temperature complete with couchy-not stuffy-devans and jury rigged table tops with exposed extentions..
The menu represents: from fusion coconut lime currie and miso bowls, to typ. veg fare: cream soup and humous (try yummy almond roasted mushroom) to tidier pub fare: nachos, self- dictated pizza and tapanades. My favorite being the simple grilled pear edam baguette with greens and passionfruit vanilla vinegarette. With diet coke..= about $9. Pricy yes. BUT you pay as much and more at other places and it's well worth the intimate food prep and extremly kind genuine propriters who actually care about the product. Seriously. once even renouncing a tip because of a botched calculation, and another time whipping up a fresh batch of vanilla vinegarette (during lunch rush) because they detected my super subtle dissapointment with the alternative equally tasty orange sesame.
Don't let the scant display case fool you, these cats have tricks up their sleeves. I hope they keep adding to/rotating their menu. looking forward to a matured dinner offering...stay tuned and visit the website.
in conclustion: beer on tap. strawberry balsamic pudding. proprietress has cute shoes-always.
Thank you and good night.