The Red Wagon Cafe Revisit

We enjoyed our initial visit (seen here) to the incredibly popular Red Wagon Cafe in Vancouver. And after watching The Red Wagon Cafe highlighted on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives‘ Vancouver edition, we wanted to return to see how consistent this diner would be and if it’s still worthy of all the hype.

Usually, there’s a long lineup on the weekends, so we decided to stop by on a weekday morning. We’re sure glad we did. Even though the place was packed with customers, we were lucky to snag a table right when we walked in.

We love the rustic, hipster-ish type of decor. Casual and unpretentious, this diner is the kind of place you can come to enjoy great food and relax with your friends.

Notice the funky wire lamps and Coca-Cola art.

Blueberry Pancakes ($9.50) – Three buttermilk pancakes with a choice of crispy bacon or sausage. Oh my heavens, these were the best pancakes I have had in years, if not ever. They blew my mind they were so good. Every bite was incredible. Thick and fluffy with a golden exterior, these cakes included plump, sweet and juicy blueberries. These were fresh, not frozen berries, so they didn’t make the surrounding pancake soggy. This, people, is what perfect pancakes look like. The Red Wagon puts other pancakes in Vancouver to shame. Seriously. (Take Jethro’s, for example). I dare you to find better pancakes on the Lower Mainland.

Pulled Pork Pancakes ($12.50) – What happens when they combine three of their amazing buttermilk pancakes layered with pulled pork and resting on Jack Daniels (sauce boss) maple syrup? One of the best dishes ever created! The guys from EpicMealTime would be proud.

Carnivores will be happy to know that they don’t skimp on the meat either. Generous amounts of tasty and tender pulled pork were nestled between each flapjack. The Red Wagon’s Pulled Pork Benny was delicious, but something about the combination of their incredible, sweet buttermilk pancakes and the savoury pork, along with the Jack Daniels maple syrup take this dish over the edge. You just need to try it for yourself!

Candies presented with the bill is a lovely touch.

Consistently delicious food and friendly service makes The Red Wagon Cafe one of our favourites and a worthy edition to Triple D.

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Gary and Taya Ng are the Founders of Eating In Vancouver & the World. This husband and wife team search for the best dining experiences - including restaurant launches, new menu tastings and culinary events. Learn more about the couple here and connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

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