Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. Classic comfort cooking takes centre stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus. A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.
Rich in local history, the building has seen several reincarnations. It was at times a dye works, a steam cleaner, and an ice delivery shop. In 1952, the Smithe Coffee Bar opened, later known as the Homer Cafe, a local dining landmark. The restoration of the buildings original windows, grand staircase, signature domed roofs and metal clad cornice and exterior was completed in 2010.