Roasted Berkshire pork sandwich with red cabbage and mustard, Tim Pawsey photo

The buzz at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel is mainly all about Hawksworth, and rightly so. But now newly unveiled “little sister” Bel Café, named after chef David Hawksworth’s wife Annabel, and which wraps around the corner of Georgia and Howe, is also causing a stir.

Extra points for Vivreau water, Tim Pawsey photo

We found time for a bite the other day. Verdict: Pretty nifty joint. Classy. Polished. Flavour packed, delicious  bites. And quick at that. But then that’s exactly what we’d expect from David Hawksworth, right?

(Only slightly) Longer review here

Bel Café, corner of Georgia and Howe Streets, 604-682-5566

Open weekdays 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat, Sun 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Updated: March 14, 2012

From the press release…

Bel TO GO launches at Bel Café 
David Hawksworth’s epicurean café shines with a thoughtful take away option

Bel Cafe_Display Case_SandwichesFrom a delightful lunch (albeit desk side) to beautifully catered corporate functions and meetings, Bel TO GO at David Hawksworth’s Bel Café offers fresh and flavourful savory and sweet delicacies for Vancouver’s business community.

Pre-order from items on the Bel Café menu and have them prepared and packaged ready for pick up at their central Howe & Georgia street location. From fresh-baked pastries and crumbling croissants to gourmet sandwiches, nourishing soups and satisfying salads, Bel Café’s efficient and friendly team will help craft an uplifting feast for catered boardroom meetings and corporate events.

Sweeter items, from Pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko include beautiful individual tarts and desserts as well as full-sized cakes (6” and 8”) for larger groups, complemented beautifully by Bel Café’s collection of exquisite confetti-like macarons, including their latest flavour Cookies & Cream.

Creative and fresh cuisine reigns at Bel Café, with recipes from the inspired kitchen of Hawksworth Restaurant, which continues to add to their fruitful list of accolades including ‘best new restaurant in Canada’ by Macleans magazine.

For more information, visit To order, call 604.605.3325 (catering) or 604.673.7000 (for pick-up).