Vancouver Patio Guide 2023: Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions

A trendy hideaway, complete with two stellar patios and an abundance of vintage '70s charm.

Best Unexpected Gem: Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions

67 W 6th Ave.

Dogs allowed: Yes, on the front patio
Coverage: Some
Afternoon sun: Yes
Patio reservations: Yes (for 8 or more)

Don’t be fooled by the unassuming little heritage home with its “This is not a cult” sign—this restaurant is trendy as hell. Take your patio pick: cozy street-facing front or elevated back alley. The former has AstroTurf flooring, lush greenery, colourful furniture and a giant graffiti-style mural. The latter has epic city and mountain views and a huge event tent that sets the stage for a summertime block party: choose from wooden picnic tables, vintage lawn chairs or painted cinderblocks. The Sailor Jerry-esque mural and ’90s rap playlist bring a West Coast cool-meets-nostalgia vibe.

Mount Pleasant Vintage’s front patio.

The happy hour menu (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.) reads like a kid’s birthday party spread, in the best way. There’s $3 fire-roasted hotdogs (the condiments come in a cute vintage lunch pail) and crispy, perfectly seasoned tater tots ($5). Gourmet cookout favourites include wood-fired oysters ($19), burnt s’mores cheesecake with spicy blueberry compote ($11) and fall-off-the-bone eight-hour saucy beef brisket ($24, weekends only). Quench your thirst with local beers on tap or try a boozy slushy (think sangria or frozen Vietnamese coffee). Plus, there’s the Tiger Claw, MPV’s unique twist on a White Claw: it’s vodka soda in seasonal flavours like strawberry basil and pineapple star anise. This two-for-one patio party is barely a year old, but it’s already a cult fav (despite the sign).

Mount Pleasant Vintage’s back patio.

This story was originally published in the July/August 2023 print issue of Vancouver Magazinefind the digital issue here.