GOODS: East Of Main Cafe To Host “Monday Night Live” Film Trade Storytelling Tonight!

East Of Main is located at 223 E. Georgia (between Main & Gore) in Vancouver BC | 604-899-2777 |

The GOODS from East of Main Cafe

Vancouver, BC | East of Main Cafe and Project Limelight Society proudly present Monday Night Live, a unique evening of storytelling featuring actors, directors, producers, agents, casting directors, and other film industry professionals. East of Main Cafe provides a topic and 7 minutes for film industry professionals to tell their story. Enthusiasts, fans and colleagues are encouraged to fill the audience. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for children living in Vancouver’s DTES. Head to East of Main early for drinks and tapas in order to secure a seat for the 7pm start time. This intimate evening will conclude with a candid Q and A with the storytellers. 100% of the profits from East of Main Cafe benefit Project Limelight Society. Get all the details and find out who tonight’s storytellers are after the jump… Read more

AWESOME THING WE ATE #879: Beef And Blue Sandwich With French Onion “Au Jus”

Roast Beef Sandwich with French Onion Soup | $9 | East of Main Cafe | 223 East Georgia

This might just be the best sandwich since the peameal bacon number landed at Big Lou’s in the summer. It was a nice-sized roast beefer with globs of blue cheese soaking up roasted shallot demi and horseradish aioli; all covered by arugula in a perfectly toasted, garlic butter-lathered bun from The Swiss Bakery (check the action shot on Instagram). It was sold as a sandwich with a cup of the soup of the day, which just happened to be French Onion. Once the cheese/bread cap was removed from the soup, the whole thing became a pretty decadent beef dip operation, and there was much rejoicing.


GOODS: Chinatown’s “East Of Main Cafe” Is Looking To Get Properly, Positively Mobbed

September 4, 2012 

The GOODS from East of Main Cafe

Vancouver, BC | The East of Main Cafe have been chosen along with two other Vancouver businesses to participate in a unique opportunity to win a Good Money Mob from Vancity Credit Union. It’s like a flash mob but instead of choreographed dancing, the mob will spend money at a local business chosen by voters. Lend your support and vote for the East of Main Cafe by casting your “like” on their picture on Facebook before September 12th, 2012. All profits from the East of Main Cafe benefit Project Limelight – a free performing arts program available to children from the DTES. Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Chinatown’s “East Of Main Cafe” Has Joined The Growing Scout Community

We’ve invited Chinatown’s recently launched East Of Main Cafe to join our GOODS section as a recommended local restaurant. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be posting their news in addition to hosting a page for them on our awesome, curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support of Scout, and for making Vancouver a more delicious place to be. Take a look…



East Of Main Cafe


223 E. Georgia (between Main & Gore), Vancouver BC
Telephone: 604-899-2777
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The People

Chef de Cuisine: Laurence Kolf
Proprietor/Manager: Donalda Weaver
Proprietor: Maureen Webb

About East of Main Cafe

Nestled on the border of historic Chinatown and Strathcona, the East of Main Cafe impresses instantly with high ceilings and original works prominently featuring images of the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. While open and airy, the room invites with plenty of comfortable nooks to settle in to. This vibrant cocktail spot showcases an array of hand-crafted classics and original creations utilizing ingredients that complement the cuisine. Tapas is prevalent with a few thoughtful share plates and wraps (available only at lunch) rounding out the menu, which is heavily influenced by flavours of the Mediterranean. All profits from this arts community hub benefit Project Limelight – a free performing arts program available to children from the DTES.