Historic image of Water Street
Dining table in a window setting

A Vancouver landmark in hospitality

Welcome to the Water St. Café and 2nd Floor Gastown! Housed in a 1906 heritage building once known as the Edward Hotel and surrounded by cobblestone streets, the Water St. Café has been a leading Vancouver hospitality landmark since 1988. Operated by Director, Eli Brennan, and Culinary Director, Chef Alan Tse, our team of hospitality professionals (General Manager Sandy Grant) proudly serves classic, hand-crafted Italian West Coast Cuisine and an award-winning, BC-forward wine and beverage list. 

“The best BC wine list in the world.” - Anonymous 

An upscale casual dining experience with the historic charm of Gastown, the Water St. Café and 2nd Floor Gastown promise to deliver a memorable hospitality experience with true guest connection and care for details with every visit.

“Thank you for sharing your life moments and turning them into life long memories.”

- Eli Brennan

“A table full of family and friends is what makes a meal truly great.”

- Chef Alan Tse

Memorable Moments

Through our True Connection, Active Service, Guiding the Guests, Hospitable Service, and proactive & kind service, we will engage our guests and create “memory moments” that will last a lifetime. We are thankful that our guests allow us to be a part of their moments in life! We will enhance and make those memories as unique and special as they should be!

Water St. team photo with the executive chef, original founder and restaurant director

Reserve your table today

Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant directly.