Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen in their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen in their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack brunch spot makes way onto Yelp’s national top 100 list

Owner Mia Pham moved to tears by recognition from downtown diner’s customers

You don’t have to travel far to visit one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada.

Number 82 on that list is right here in Chilliwack. The Corner Nook Cafe, on Young Road, was named among some of the country’s best places to grab some grub. The list is created from Yelp by collating information sent in by reviewers, and this is the sixth time the website has put this annual list together.

Owner Mia Pham said the news came from a customer who came in from Vancouver.

“Mia was very excited,” said manager Andrew Loewen.

“I’m crying,” she added. “We work hard. We are proud of our little town.”

Loewen said the recognition was especially nice to get in such a tough time for the industry.

“We are struggling here like most restaurants, and it’s nice to have that recognition,” he said.

Andrew Loewen, manager of Corner Nook Cafe, sprinkles green onions onto a dish on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Andrew Loewen, manager of Corner Nook Cafe, sprinkles green onions onto a dish on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

The list was not just created based on current reviews on the popular rating app, Yelp. The company actually reached out to their reviewers to find out where they’d love to revisit in 2021. Those replies were used in conjunction with other reviews, comments and other data. Geography was taken into account as well, to get results from both large cities and small towns.

Some other notable B.C. eateries that made the list are Manoush’eh in Vancouver (2nd), the Rimrock Cafe in Whistler (4th), The Fishhook in Victoria (24th), Hot and Toasty Cafe in Langley (43rd), and Wild Thyme in New Westminster (90th).

The number one place on the list is Damas in Montreal, which is a Syrian diner.

“Thanks for your support, we very much appreciate it,” Loewen added.

Andrew Loewen, manager of Corner Nook Cafe, cooks up a meal on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Andrew Loewen, manager of Corner Nook Cafe, cooks up a meal on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

READ MORE: Shandhar Hut of Chilliwack wins bragging rights for best Indian cuisine in B.C.


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