Gas Gas Gas

The generator is running very low on gas, and I’ve drained the spare tank, so I’ll be closing shortly at Tyee Landing before it quits on me.

Upcoming schedule is sparse. The hospital is having their own BBQ on Thursday, so I won’t be there, but will be closed instead. I’ll be open shorter hours at Tyee Landing until after I’ve had some discussions with the Port Authority.


  • Mon 26 June to Thu 29 June: closed.
  • Fri, Sat, Sun: 11:00 to 14:00 at Tyee Landing.


Open at Tyee Landing

It seems there is a large event at Harbour Quay. Unfortunately, although Tyee Landing is visible from there, I guess it’s a little inconvenient for people to come visit. Nobody here. At all.

I’m starting to feel somewhat negative about this location. Especially since there still isn’t much here. It’s basically a parking lot with two benches. Not even a single table. The Port Authority even removed ALL the picnic tables that they brought over for Port Day, instead of trying to make Tyee Landing more welcoming. I’m simply not seeing the kind of activity or attempts to add the infrastructure I’d expect if someone really wanted to attract businesses like mine.

I don’t know any more. Guess I’ll give the Port Authority a little more time to act, but I know I’m not going to wait all summer. I’ll be more than willing to come back for events, but Tyee Landing as a permanent location is very unfortunately not looking that promising.

Which is truly a pity.

Schedule for June 22 to 25

Last week was a blast! From lots of hungry folks at the hospital, to a busy Port Day, to catering a private post-wedding breakfast, it was super-busy and a lot of fun.

This week is going to be fairly sedate in comparison, but the food is still awesome and the locations couldn’t be nicer. Join me to gaze at the wonderful views from those locations.

Schedule for Thursday 22 June to Sunday 25 June:

  • Thursday: 10:30 to 15:00 at West Coast General Hospital
  • Friday: 11:00 to 16:00 at Tyee Landing
  • Saturday: 11:00 to 16:00 (ish) at Tyee Landing
  • Sunday: 11:00 to 16:00 (ish) at Tyee Landing

Galette special is probably going to be salmon lox with spinach and goat cheese, if I can get a supply of lox today! [Correction (22 Jun): was unable to obtain lox, so no special today.]

Crêpe special will be banana with nutella, whipped cream optional.

Photo of the menu will have to wait, as I’m hoping to replace the old menu board today.

Friday mixed news

Good news, bad news day.

The good: berries and bananas now available! Found a batch of blueberries and raspberries, and some whipped cream to go with them. Yum!

The bad: ran out of salted butter caramel! Also, in order to prepare for Port Day tomorrow we’ll be closing early today, at about 14:00 (that’s 2pm)

We should have more salted butter caramel tomorrow, along with a new batch of Saucisse Bretonne (Breton Sausage).

Schedule for June 15-18

Hey! Bistro Breizh is back to what some might consider “normal”, in that the billig (crêpe griddles) are finally all fixed up so we can work a full schedule again! Yay!

Special this week

Salmon Lox on a Spinach and Goat Cheese galette.  We get our lox from Seadrift Fishmarket in Nanaimo. Always open to sources of quality ingredients closer to Port Alberni of course, so suggestions welcome!

Schedule for June 15-18

  • Thursday (15 June) at West Coast General Hospital, 10:30 to 15:00 ish.
  • Friday (16 June) at Tyee Landing. 10:30 to 15:00 ish.
  • Saturday (17 June) at Tyee Landing for Port Day!. 11:00 to 15:00
    • Starting Saturday we’ll have more “Saucisse Bretonne” sausages! Made for us by the crew at Double R Meats, on 3rd Ave.
  • Sunday (18 June) closed since we’re catering a private party.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: closed as usual. As circumstances change at Tyee Landing or other locations we’ll change the schedule to adapt.



Hey, it works!

So ALL the billig seem to work now, although #2 is looking a little dodgy. We managed to serve several people today, used all three billig, and nothing broke! Happy day!

Will open tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:30 as planned.

Time is now 15:45, it’s pissing rain, so we’re closing up for the day.