Review: Bows x Arrows

The South Fraser cafe might just be the perfect date-night spot.

September 20, 2017

By Vancouver Magazine / Photo: Bows x Arrows

The Victoria-based Bows and Arrows Coffee Roasters is apparently no longer content with courting the espresso crowd: in a stylishly sparse South Fraser café, BxA also serves up a full-service dinner menu (now overseen by the quite amazing Kris Barnholden formerly of dearly departed LaTab) that may be one of the great surprises in town. Pull up a candlelit table for two and order a generously portioned plate of locally sourced salumi, seriously strong house-cured pickles and fresh sourdough to accompany the pack-a-wallop cocktails (like the gin-based BxA negroni) before tucking into fresh, seasonally inspired mains like an only slightly overdressed rye berry salad.

Bows X Arrows, 4194 Fraser St., 604-620-7657

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