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Eating out in RC: Canffle


3581 Kingsway 

Croffle club sandwich, salmon benny and latte
Croffle club sandwich, salmon benny and latte from Canffle. Photo by Emily Tam

Canffle opened their doors just over a year ago, in August 2021. They offer croffles (croissant waffles) and have become my favourite brunch spot in RC. Though I’d prefer to eat my croffles fresh, they are also available for delivery on UberEats and SkipTheDishes. 

Canffle’s croffles are offered both savoury and sweet, but I have only tried the savoury ones so far. One day I will go back to check out their sweet croffles as an afternoon snack since they close at around 3 to 4 pm daily.

My go-to order is the croffle club sandwich, which comes with poached chicken breast, pea meal bacon, red onion, tomato and egg inside the croffle. It comes with two croffle sandwiches in one order, so I strongly recommend bringing a full stomach or to share this entree with a friend.

I have also tried their salmon benny, which comes with your choice of waffle: Brussels, croffle or mochi. I prefer to stick with the club sandwich or opt for the bacon benny because the pea meal bacon is really good. As for drinks, I’ve only had their latte as it’s simple with milk and you can’t go wrong with a classic. 

This successful small business captivated their market through these unique croffles – bite-sized insatiable goodness. The light, airy, flakiness of a croissant combined with the crunch of a perfectly crispy waffle, further paired with a choice of your sweet or savoury comfort food.

Check out Canffle on Kingsway and let me know which croffle to try next! 

Find more of Emily Tam’s food reviews on her Instagram age, @hungrygirl_emily.

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September 2022 issue of RCC News is here

There are so many great things you can do in our neighbourhood this month, including the 20th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. Let’s keep connected to your neighbours and community through the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News. Please stay safe and cool while you’re out and about.

Cover image of the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News September 2022

View the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Celebrate Mid-autumn at the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
  • Together We Can: Where recovery is possible for everyone
  • Metro Coffee Bar and Billiards – Vancouver gem for over 50 years
  • Photo of the Month: Fall is just around the corner
  • Eating Out in RC: Canffle
  • Plus, Collingwood Neighbourhood House Fall 2022 recreation program guide

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email

The deadline for the October 2022 issue is September 10.

We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.



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Summer cycle to New Brighton Pool


Bike then swim at New Brighton Pool.
On a cloudy weekday, you may have a lane all to yourself at New Brighton Pool. Photos by Bryden Fergusson

A bike ride to and swim at New Brighton Pool is one of the great joys of summer. I love the view of the working waterfront with its grain elevators – it’s so uniquely East Vancouver.

There are lanes to swim laps and a huge shallow end that’s perfect for kids. The pool is heated at 23 C, so it’s a warm swim even on a cool day.

Best of all, I top off the day’s exercise with a delicious salmon burger from the concession stand. As an incentive to work extra hard, on the ride back I sometimes pick up a treat from one of the Italian bakeries on Hastings Street (one near Kaslo and the other near Penticton).

The salmon burger from the concession stand is the best part of the ride. Or try the fish and chips.
The salmon burger from the concession stand is the best part of the ride. Or try the fish and chips.

Depending on where you start in Renfrew-Collingwood, the bike ride can take from 30 to 40 minutes. There’s one big hill and a few small ones, but generally the ride follows bike routes and is easy and safe.

The ride up Slocan Street just before Broadway is the worst part of the ride.
The ride up Slocan Street just before Broadway is the worst part of the ride.
From Slocan Street, turn right at Adanac then left at Kaslo.
From Slocan Street, turn right at Adanac then left at Kaslo.

For a small fee, you can purchase tickets online to reserve for one of several time slots at the pool ( I like to reserve the 9:30 am to 11:45 am time and go early to avoid the crowds. The pool is generally open from May to Labour Day in September.

It’s important to bring water and get an early start, especially on a hot day. On a cloudy weekday, though, you may find you have a lane all to yourself.

Renfrew-Collingwood bike route to New Brighton Pool

  1. Take the Slocan Street bike route. Going up the hill next to Van Tech high school and just before Broadway is the worst part of the ride.
  2. Continue on Slocan. Rest in the shade and hydrate at Clinton Park and 1st Avenue, if you like.
  3. Turn right at Adanac. Turn left at Kaslo.
  4. Follow Kaslo until you hit the Portside route. Take in the views of the waterfront. Ride past the horse barns of the PNE’s Hastings Park racecourse on your right.
  5. Continue on Portside, going under the train bridge, until you reach New Brighton Pool.

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