Craving some unpretentious brunch, Grace suggested Bows x Arrows which is nestled in a not-too-familiar neighbourhood on Fraser. We loved walking through the open concept space with its plentiful windows and various plants chillin’ above the long, communal table where people were already seated. The interior was serving us Scandinavian vibes with all the minimalism and clean lines.
Grace ordered a latte while she waited. The delicate layer of foam was perfect, as was the latte art.
Because she was way too excited at the menu options, Mell ended up ordering two plates.
Her main meal was ber healthy—lightly steamed kale with cooked lentils and two soft poached eggs topped with grated parm and pickled onions. A lil’ Lebanese-ish, this was so yummy with the runny yolk making everything more rich. Would get again FO SHOW.
Up next was dessert/second breakfast (because why the F not): house-made Nutella toast on BXA’s own sourdough bread. This was sooo amazing topped with sliced apples and drizzled with… cookie butter? Almond butter? We’re unsure, but some delicious concoction.
G: I can’t believe you just ordered two.
M: Yah what about it
Grace got the Welsh Rarebit: English cheesy toast topped with cheddar, a fried egg, and roasted mushrooms. Grace loves mushrooms.
It was rich and satisfying even without any meat, thanks to the perfectly cooked egg and earthy mushrooms. Would order again.
With a surprisingly well-rounded brunch menu, Bows x Arrows is more than just a neighbourhood espresso stop. Thanks to the bright and airy space, it would be easy to while away an afternoon with a book there. Oh and they have wine and beer as well. Really hitting all their demographics.