Sometimes Vancouver feels like that part of Jumanji where they all try and climb onto a chandelier to escape the monsoon. So when you do get the rare sunny morning, you’ll want to take advantage of it with brunch on a patio with a high UV index or somewhere with enough natural light that you’ll need to wear sunglasses inside. Hunnybee in Strathcona, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and sidewalk seating, is where you want to go. Order their ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and a cava mimosa while you take mental notes on their plant-to-shelf ratio for your apartment. The same people run The Birds and The Beets, a non-pancake version of Hunnybee in Gastown, which is another place you’ll want to sit all day and make your living space look as similar to as possible.