Simple offerings.
Carefully executed.

Simple to digest… classic, creative, original recipes.

From Chef Dawn Doucette, “We don’t believe in serving you anything we wouldn’t serve to our own family (though our food might be a bit more fun!), so we source the best local, fresh ingredients for our ever-changing seasonal menu of hearty, healthy and inspired dishes. We are proud to be part of a community that recognizes the importance and value of supporting the small family farms.”

Whether you’re looking for something to dig into at a table with friends or take away, our full menu has you covered daily for breakfast, lunch and brunch.

There is no dinner service but expect to see pop up dinners. The space will be available for private parties in the evenings and both on and off-premise catering.

Dawn Doucette

Chef/Owner (Food Architect) Dawn Doucette is a chef and entrepreneur. From her first successful diner in Lowville (just outside Burlington), Ontario, to project and culinary consulting work, some of your favourite dishes at Earls Kitchen & Bar, Saltlik and Town Hall were developed by Dawn. 

She has consulted for such iconic local food and beverage companies as the Parthenon Grocery Store and Caffe Artigiano, and more recently the North Shore’s Bridge Brewing on their small food concept.

Dawn loves to work with local and homegrown ingredients, yet her palate is global. Graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Dawn went on to study at the Sushi Academy in Japan, followed by cooking experience in Toronto and San Francisco. Her training and mentorship under Chef Judy Rodgers (Chez Panisse, Zuni Café), a chef who  helped transform the way Americans think of food through a  devotion to local, meticulously prepared, seasonal ingredients, molded her – but perhaps Dawns biggest influence is that of her Acadian family routes – you’ll see some of those influences, combined with her flavourful, sophisticated comfort food and twists on classic diner food, on the menu at Douce Diner.

Dawn’s fun, easy going manner has made her a popular guest on Vancouver’s Global TV, City TV and CTV, she was a popular contestant on Food Networks Canada’s Top Chef, and a much loved “grownup” chef on Global TV’s Kids Culinary Challenge.

Dawn Doucette

Chef/Owner (Food Architect) Dawn Doucette is a chef and entrepreneur. From her first successful diner in Lowville (just outside Burlington), Ontario, to project and culinary consulting work, some of your favourite dishes at Earls Kitchen & Bar, Saltlik and Town Hall were developed by Dawn. 

She has consulted for such iconic local food and beverage companies as the Parthenon Grocery Store and Caffe Artigiano, and more recently the North Shore’s Bridge Brewing on their small food concept.

Dawn loves to work with local and homegrown ingredients, yet her palate is global. Graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Dawn went on to study at the Sushi Academy in Japan, followed by cooking experience in Toronto and San Francisco. Her training and mentorship under Chef Judy Rodgers (Chez Panisse, Zuni Café), a chef who  helped transform the way Americans think of food through a  devotion to local, meticulously prepared, seasonal ingredients, molded her – but perhaps Dawns biggest influence is that of her Acadian family routes – you’ll see some of those influences, combined with her flavourful, sophisticated comfort food and twists on classic diner food, on the menu at Douce Diner.

Dawn’s fun, easy going manner has made her a popular guest on Vancouver’s Global TV, City TV and CTV, she was a popular contestant on Food Networks Canada’s Top Chef, and a much loved “grownup” chef on Global TV’s Kids Culinary Challenge.

Dawn’s husband, Nino Giangrande, renovated the Pemberton Avenue’s former Corner Café. He’s an award-winning home builder and Canada’s foremost developer of passive homes. A well-known North Shore general contractor, new home construction and renovations Certified Passive Home Consultant, he was the builder of the 1st EnerPhit Designated Passive Home in Canada, receiving a nomination for the Ovation Award for Best Renovation over 1M and Residential Renovator of the Year.

Nino Giangrande

Nino Giangrande

Dawn’s husband, Nino Giangrande, renovated the Pemberton Avenue’s former Corner Café. He’s an award-winning home builder and Canada’s foremost developer of passive homes. A well-known North Shore general contractor, new home construction and renovations Certified Passive Home Consultant, he was the builder of the 1st EnerPhit Designated Passive Home in Canada, receiving a nomination for the Ovation Award for Best Renovation over 1M and Residential Renovator of the Year.

TIMI FULLER

Yup, it’s a family affair – designer (and Dawn’s sister) Timi Fuller says “I have always loved the process of creating. Whether it’s art, food, or design, from research to hands on, I love it all”. Timi’s background, and her company, Wandering Eye Design, is in home renovations, Douce Diner is her first restaurant.

From bespoke design, to repurposed, stripped down finds, Timi took her initial inspiration from Douce Diner’s logo, doing a modern, fun and welcoming space inspired by the diners of the 50’s.

Her hand laid colourful coin tiled floor sets the foundation for the room, with bright vintage pastel pantones on the walls,  glossy white tiles and original graphic wallpaper. Repurposed stools from the original Corner Café set a real lunch counter feel to the bar, and the open kitchen shines with stainless steel. Yet despite the gloss, the room is warm and welcoming. Wandering Eye Design’s favourite lighting designs hang over the lunch counter and the main room’s antique drop lighting gets a powder coat of colour from designer Timi.

TIMI FULLER

Yup, it’s a family affair – designer (and Dawn’s sister) Timi Fuller says “I have always loved the process of creating. Whether it’s art, food, or design, from research to hands on, I love it all”. Timi’s background, and her company, Wandering Eye Design, is in home renovations, Douce Diner is her first restaurant.

From bespoke design, to repurposed, stripped down finds, Timi took her initial inspiration from Douce Diner’s logo, doing a modern, fun and welcoming space inspired by the diners of the 50’s.

Her hand laid colourful coin tiled floor sets the foundation for the room, with bright vintage pastel pantones on the walls,  glossy white tiles and original graphic wallpaper. Repurposed stools from the original Corner Café set a real lunch counter feel to the bar, and the open kitchen shines with stainless steel. Yet despite the gloss, the room is warm and welcoming. Wandering Eye Design’s favourite lighting designs hang over the lunch counter and the main room’s antique drop lighting gets a powder coat of colour from designer Timi.