1. EAT HERE
Not to be mistaken for Cafe Deux Soliel (at 5th Avenue), Cafe Du originally opened in the early 90s by an expectant father who lived in the neighbourhood. He had just successfully auditioned for Cirque Du Soliel when he found out he was going to be a dad. He decided circus life wasn’t condusive to babies, and went into the restaurant business instead. opening the first kid-friendly restaurant on the Drive
Twenty years later, the family now running this breakfast haven have earned a reputation for great food and service.
Get the eggs in the hole, under $7 bucks and damn tasty. I go here most weekends, you can even tie up your dog out front and he’ll get plenty of pets from passing people. The coffee is good, it’s family run, and I always enjoy the food. Directions and details here.
2. GO HERE
Richmond Buddhist Temple – 9160 Steveston Highway
At the entrance buy some incense, and make some offerings on your tour. If you’re not sure what each shrine is about there are helpful signs to tell you what each is for.
It’s a beautiful tranquil place, try not to take photos, it really isn’t the place for a selfie. There is also a vegetarian kitchen where you can get a cheap meal, check their website for hours of operation.
3. LAUGH HERE
Yuk Yuk’s – 2837 Cambie St
There is so much comedy happening in this city it would be hard for me to mention all the venues, but try Yuk Yuk’s on Cambie. New shows every week, and they bring in the big comedy names every weekend. Go to their website for details on upcoming shows.