Across from the Olympic Cauldron, inside the Vancouver Convention Centre’s west building, Lot185 (page 65) is a West Coast riff on a modern Eurocafe. Drop by in the morning for excellent coffee and perfect pastries. Or go later for lunch or early dinner. Detail-driven dishes range from tuna poke and smart salads to a plethora of pizzas (we love the funghi bianchi) and decadent desserts. The laid-back setting tempts with cosseting booths or seats at the bar, plus local brews and wines by the glass. And the name? It refers to the land title, purchased in 1862 by three Englishman who were derided for paying too much— for what is now the West End.
Lot185 dishes up (L-R) opera cake, magura salad with tuna tataki, and Neapolitan-style pizza with prosciutto and arugula