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Innocent Cafe – CLOSED

Innocent Coffee on UrbanspoonWhen we got to the cafe, there were no other customers. But the place is a cute 2-storey small cafe, where the 2nd floor is transformed into a little art gallery.
As I graphic designer, I was intrigued with their cute business cards and designs of collateral. When we asked who designed them, the brother and sister team (I originally thought they were couple-looking, but one reader had commented – as seen below, that they were siblings) said they did themselves. They weren’t overly friendly or sociable, but we got our drinks and muffin. I was happy to see some IKEA bookshelves and sofa’s. The theme seemed to be white and clean. I liked the first floor much more than the upstairs.

It’s an easy-to-miss cafe, worth trying out :)


Love their branding! So cute



Return Again


Went back recently and noticed that they got new furniture for the second level. It seemed more inviting. They left the door open on a cold rainy day, so I froze, but a film crew were shooting a film just outside the cafe and so people were going in and out of the cafe often. Service is ok, nothing friendly or joyful. I still do like their branding, and beautiful lattes. idearabbit-innocentcafe11

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Kishimoto Sushi Restaurant

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI have been to many sushi restaurant, but Kishimoto is the only one I know so far that takes sushi to another level. Creating beautiful ‘art’ from sushi, it’s almost too good to eat them. Right on commercial, several blocks away from Broadway-Commercial station, this place seems to be always packed, so be prepared to wait in line for a bit. This time, we were super lucky and got a table right away.

If you’re looking into eating a lot – this is probably not the place to go, unless you’ve got the wallet to do so. The sushi are on the pricey side for a small portion. However, the reason why I recommend this sushi restaurant to everyone – telling them you must go at least once, is for the visual experience. The taste is also very good, so feast with both eyes and mouth!idearabbit_kishimoto5

Negitoro roll, salmon, tuna, ebi nigiri and more. The candle holder is thinly cut daikon (Japanese radish!) The presentation is beautiful!

idearabbit_kishimoto6Delicate butterfly made from carrot on the wasabi! Most of the decorations are edible :) idearabbit_kishimoto2idearabbit_kishimoto1



It’s a busy small place so you might have to wait for a while for the food to arrive as well. But it’s totally worth it! Happy sushi eating! :D

2054 Commercial Drive, Vancouver | Mon: Closed, Tue – Sun: 11:30AM – 2PM & 5PM – 10PM

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Reflection 2013

Every year the students of the Illustration & Design program (IDEA) at Capilano University run the fund-raising project called “Reflections” in which the students manage the entire project from exhibiting their paintings, to the design, production, marketing and distribution the products.

Each student paints a well-known scenery of the Lower Mainland. 13 of these are chosen to go in the 2013 calendar ($18 CAD). The rest are made into greeting cards and such.

Their exhibition to launch the 2013 Reflections info:

Reflections 2013 Painting Exhibition

The Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

April 17th from 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition runs from April 17th – 29th

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 PM

Meet the artists:
(same location as above)
April 21 from 1 PM

My friend Soobin is exhibiting her painting of the Lions Gate Bridge titled “Circles of Light”.

Come check out the paintings and support local emerging artists!!!

All proceeds goes to the student fund-raising project :)