This modest, unassuming building on a residential, tree-lined street has become a gravitational force for the surrounding community. Le Marché St. George is constantly buzzing with a community vibe that is electric and serene at the same time.

This tiny café is situated in an old heritage building at the corner of East 28th Avenue and St. George Street. With limited indoor and outdoor seating, patrons usually spill onto the sidewalk with their babies, dogs, bicycles, and neighbours. The fare is European, with crêpes and croissants served with coffee in bowls. If you are ever in need of a hostess gift, the shelves are lined with sauces, cordials, spices, and a variety of other, ever-changing household items.

The Marché also holds events throughout the year, encouraging community engagement. At Christmastime, for example, Santa visits to raise donations for The Vancouver Food Bank. The ghouls and goblins arrive for the Halloween Party and Fundraiser in October. The space hosts lectures, music concerts and book launches. The Winter Store, a sort of pop-up shop, opens in December. If you are not able to attend one of these events, they are documented with stunning photos on their website. 

If you unable to decide what to order, we are particularly fond of the melt-in-your-mouth pain au chocolat and / or the granola, fruit and yoghurt compote.

A: 4393 St. George Street | T: 604-565-5107 | W: www.marchestgeorge.com

Hours: Monday - Sunday 8am - 6pm