This well-hidden locals' fave (just behind the store Armchair Books) serves a wide range of hearty, good-value comfort grub of the chili, pad thai and salmon burger variety. This is where many fuel up for a day on the slopes and have a Mars-bar coffee when they return. There's a patio out back for summer evening basking.

Add a Howe Sound Brewing beer to the mix – just $5.50 for a real pint. There are also lots of options here for vegetarians.