It was quite a hike from our downtown hotel to Gastown but it was our entertainment to get a higher figure for the pedometer every day so we explored this neighborhood that’s a National Historic Site of Canada. (It has a different vibe in the daytime than the last time I came here on a gorgeous autumn evening).
We got curious about The Old Spaghetti Factory so we tried it!
The Minestrone was light and the spaghetti with meatballs was tasty and hearty, shareable for two people. The pretty transferware bowl and saucer are from the US made lead-free by a company that has been around since 1871, Homer Laughlin China.
Old Spaghetti Factory in Canada is operated separately from the US chain. But the interiors for both countries have the common theme of the old-fashioned trolley car that guests can eat inside of with antiques around the restaurant. Historic locations and renovated warehouses are chosen for many of the branches.
The Gastown branch says on its menu that you could ask them to show you the “stained glass piece which was part of the Queen’s Carriage House in England!” And here it is with the crown design complementing the fireplace:
Here’s the charming window view while eating the Spaghetti.
More Gastown points of interest:
The Latest Scoop store says on its window, “Photoboming the steam clock since 2018.”