One Day in North Vancouver: actor Sophia Powers of 'Son of a Critch'

The young actor shares her favourite places to dine in North Vancouver

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Sophia Powers followed her passion and started training in acting classes at the age of 9. Her instincts have served her well as the up-and-coming actress is now a mainstay on the popular CBC series Son of a Critch which will see its Season 2 premiere on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET (9 p.m. NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

Powers co-stars as the character Fox alongside award-winning actors like the show's namesake star Mark Critch, as well as Claire Rankin and Malcolm McDowell.

Staying ever creative, the young talent is currently writing a book which she hopes to one day turn into a screenplay. On top of having a zest for reading, writing and acting, Powers loves discovering delicious foods around town too.

From one of the best spots to brunch on the West Coast to a refreshing place for small-batch kombucha, here's the Son of a Critch actor's favourite spots for eats and drinks in her home base of North Vancouver.



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Douce Diner has amazing locally sourced ingredients and a great family menu. It's such a cool spot, modelled after a vintage diner. There are so many great selections and the people are always so friendly.

We know the owner, Dawn through my sister’s soccer and she is one of the nicest people you will meet. The hardest part is deciding between the eggs bennies with house-made buttermilk biscuits or chicken and waffles…but whatever you choose, make sure you leave room for one of their amazing malted milkshakes!


Chau Veggie has a couple different locations, but I always end up at their spot on Victoria Drive. It's a small, cozy and casual place that is great to hang out in and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

I was first introduced to Chau Veggie by my good friend and acting coach Robyn and the first time I went there it was a cold, dark and rainy night in the middle of winter. I had their Golden Temple Soup (turmeric coconut curry broth,  seasonal veggies, tofu, kale, herbs) and it truly warmed my soul!

Always order with Bai Sao Chips and crispy spring rolls.



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Sushi Mori has some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. It’s right around the corner from my house so it's easy to walk over and get my fill.

I  like the classics, so I usually go with the California Roll and Dynamite Roll, but I kick up the heat and get the spicy versions of them. I also love their Mango California roll and Crunch Go-Go Roll as well, and no order is complete without an order of their sweet and spicy chicken wings!


Krave Kulture is a great yogurt and smoothie shop, but what I love the most is their revolving menu of kombucha. The passion fruit flavour is my favourite!

[It's not hard for us] to find a reason to swing by here.

Watch: 'Son of a Critch' Season 2 Trailer

Son of a Critch Season 2 premieres Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET (9 p.m.) NT on CBC and CBC Gem.