Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

Diner in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Slide between the oversized knife and fork flanking the entrance and you'll find one of Vancouver's best retro-look diners, its kitsch-lined walls studded with everything from Village People albums to Charlie's Angels lunch boxes. Burgers and huge milkshakes dominate the menu, but breakfast (try the bulging Spanish omelet) is the best reason to snag a booth. Expect weekend queues.