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Brunchers beware: New Jam Café location coming to North Vancouver

With popular locations in Victoria and Vancouver, the all-day breakfast spot is known for its decadent Southern-inspired comfort creations
A plate of Jam Café's Cherry and Ricotta French Toast: thick slices of toast topped with berry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. | Jam Café

Brace yourself, North Vancouver brunchers. A decadent new menu is coming your way.

Jam Café is bringing its all-day breakfast creations to a new location on the corner of First and Lonsdale, across the street from Lift Breakfast Bakery and kitty-corner to 49th Parallel Café.

The new restaurant will feature the same menu as Jam’s Vancouver locations in Kistilano and downtown on Beatty Street, but will put on its own unique specials.

For those who haven’t been, Jam is known for its Southern-inspired comfort food in both sweet and savoury offerings. On the menu, you’ll find options like Cherry and Ricotta French Toast and a Mushroom and Ricotta Frittata.

Owner Mike Deas-Dawlish said he’s been looking for a North Vancouver location for three years.

“One thing that we never do with any of our locations is rush it – we try to find a spot that we think will suit what a Jam looks like on the inside,” he said, adding that the Lower Lonsdale address is a beautiful space with brick walls and high ceilings.

Because 110-100 First St. East was home to an existing restaurant, Chef Tian’s Chinese Restaurant, Deas-Dawlish said the renovation is very minimal.

“It’s really just dressing it up on the inside and changing it to make sure it looks like us and our concept,” he said. Deas-Dawlish expects to open in the first or second week of June.

The space itself is more than 3,000 square feet and will seat around 70 guests.

“It’s going to be super rustic, really good feeling here. We’ve warmed up the room, and flooring and all that so it’s going to have that museum-rustic feel with the same Southern cooking,” he said. “We’re going to bring what we’re known for to the North Shore. We feel our concept works so we don’t like to change it too much. But what we do definitely do is make each location unique in its in its own right.”

Jam in North Vancouver will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week.

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