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Best Gastown Restaurants: Purebread

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Purebread $$ | BAKERY
159 W Hastings St | 604-563-8060

Five minutes inside Purebread and you’ll realize – bread makes people happy. And here, it’s not just bread. It’s a counter piled high with brownies, cookies, scones, cakes, and meringues bigger than your head. It’s a handmade, all-natural, fresh-baked heaven in Gastown and you’ve got to experience it.


Purebread is perfect for:

Sweet and savoury bites with a cup of Stumptown coffee. A kick-start to the morning or a great pick-me-up in the late afternoon. If nothing else, you can sip coffee, use the wifi, and revel in the scent of fresh baking!

You might just meet:

Tech-types from the neighbourhood grabbing breakfast on-the-go. Gastown boutique owners catching up over coffee in the afternoon.

The sweet spot:

Purebread Gastown opens at 8:30am and closes at 5:30pm, daily. For the ultimate selection of breakfast goodies, arrive before 10:00am.

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The Food:

We haven’t had anything we didn’t like at Purebread. Never ever. Our all-time favourites include the chocolate cherry cookie, the bacon egg muffin, the OMG (chocolate brownie), the granola…

Best Gastown Restaurants - Purebread

The back story:

Mark and Paula Lamming of Whistler, BC were inspired to “make good bread” after realizing a lack of options in the small mountain town. At their first farmers market, they were tremendously well-received by the community. With bakeries in Whistler, Squamish and Vancouver, the family-run business remains passionate about people, family and quality baking!

Read more from our list of the Best Gastown Restaurants here.

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Joyce Chua

About Joyce Chua

I’m fascinated by food and its impact on culture, especially in an increasingly globalized world. I love how Vancouver’s multicultural food scene opens doors to history, culture, and understanding. Here’s to a life of eating and learning!

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