We were staying on Granville Island for a week and made a point to visit Tartine to stuff ourselves of its pies and sandwiches. They have a wide selection of sandwiches, we had a turkey sandwich which had cranberry sauce, gravy mayonaisse and lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers on multi grain bread. We always started off vowing to be healthy and grab just a nutritious sandwich. But the pies, tarts and cookies are too good to resist. We always end up finishing our meal off with pie.
While hanging out and becoming regulars at the cafe for the time we were there, we got to know the locals. It seemed like everyone knew the owner, Joanne, on a first name basis. She was extremely pleasant and made us feel at home. It has true neighbourhood spirit, and it's right on the beach.
One downside is that it doesn't really seat that many people. I say, grab your stuff to go and take a walk to the beach. Find a place on the sand and enjoy.
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