Copa Cafe is a Hong Kong Style Cafe.
HK style close to home. Can't go wrong with anything fried/baked/stewed here. It's open later so always good to come if you don't feel like cooking. Service is a hit and a miss, but you never leave hungry. I like some of their set menus, especially the one that comes with a dish of your choice and they throw in rice & soup on the side. This location has hosted many different HK Style places, but Copa has stuck out longer than most. It's a nice alternative if you don't want to drive out as far as Richmond for your fix of HK Style Cafe food.
I noticed Hon's is in receivership and the place is going downhill so I thought I would give this restaurant a try.I was suprised as the restaurant was full and I was the only non- Asian there. The servers, however, spoke English & they had a lot of Western dishes available.The food was ok and service was quick
This is probably one of the better HK-style cafes in Coquitlam. The food always hold up to standard. Service is a little slow or even "absent" at times, especially during busy times, but the food keeps us coming back for more. This place is always packed with people during lunch time on the weekends, so prepare for a bit of a wait. We've tried a number of dishes there before (various fried rice and noodles, curry, Portuguese chicken and more) and they were all pretty good for HK-style cafe food. The portion size is slightly smaller compare to other HK-style cafes in Coquitlam, but we found it just the right size for us. This is definitely my go-to place when I need my HK-style cafe food fix.
We have been to this location many times even from the time when it was King's Park. I must say Copa Cafe is living up to expectations.
The menu has a lot of variety and the specials that come with a drink are very well priced.
Trying several different items, we were not disappointed each time.
The place seems to be getting busier and busier. Everytime we go, the place is packed.
Definitely an option to go to when we are in Coquitlam
The service was pretty horrible. The waitress was impatient taking orders and showed attitude when we told her that we needed a bit more time to look at the menu. Later we found that there were multiple mistakes with the orders and some orders didn't even come until we reminded her... The food was okay and the price was pretty cheap. Probably wouldn't go back except for cheap food to fill the stomach.
I have been to this place numerous time, partly because there are not much HK style restaurant in the area that has such a wide variety of HK style dishes. Lunch set with a drink will set you back between 6 to 9 dollars. (If you want to add a bowl of soup and bun, that's an extra $2).
Food is decent for a quick lunch or hangout with friends. However service levels are inconsistent. Politeness aside, food orders have at times been totally missed resulting in long wait time and when the restaurant realized their mistake, they would quietly "re-enter" the order into their computer instead of apologizing for their oversight. There were many occasions I had to check with the servers for the lateness of my food.
Value is acceptable though I highly recommend the lunch menu over the dinner menu as the dinner menu tends to be a little bit overpriced.
The interior has a stylish European design, although the restroom can be deplorable at times. Servers have at times also been observed to shout or talk very loudly while on the dining floor with many customers staring at the commotion.
I've only tried the lunch and late night menu. Selection is pretty good. This is a typical HK cafe which offers a selection of western and chinese menu. I normally use a simple dish that's available at most HK style cafe to gauge their food: baked pork chop on rice. It's available for lunch or late night for $7.99 and you can order the dinner portion which is bigger for $9.99. It was pretty good and the portion was good too. The food is quite good overall which is why this place is always packed. I still have a lot of dishes to try but if you're looking for a good and cheap food, do give this place a try.
i went there last week which is my first time to be there. wow so busy there.(i dont expect that busy, have to wait 20 mins to get a table.) the food is ok. i ordered saltfish fried rice with ice milk tea. that's is not the best in town but is about the average. (but is ok with that cheap price.) the ice milk tea is good taste but too much milk in it. i think i will go there to fill up my stomach again if i go to coquitlam.
I have been to Copa twice since it was opened. Nice Food and friendly service when it wasnot busy. A bit slow but acceptable. I was going for the spatgetti combo and hubby got the steak and shrimp. The portion was ok for one person, but they were a bit overpriced for the size. Probably didn't know how to order. Probably sometimes in the future will return for another try see if I could get more valuable meal.
I have been to Copa Cafe on Cambie St Vancouver a few times and their food and service was fine to me. This was my first time to visit the one in Coquitlam, and my experience was a 5 Star... MINUS!!!
The environment is more to the high-end decorated, which is comfortable. I ordered a "afternoon tea menu" of laksa with deep fried pork chop, which is $9.95! If you have been to many other Hongkongese style cafes, you should know that those "afternoon tea menus" are commonly priced as $6-7, or $8 maximum. For a $9.95 afternoon tea dish (not dinner) in Coquitlam (not Vancouver DT), I expected the dish shouldn't be bad at all. However, very ridiculously, the soup base tasted salty but nothing more, and it smelled a tiny bit of rotten coconut. The bowl only contained plain thin rice noodles (vermicelli) and some bean sprouts and green onions, but usually there are dried bean curds in laksa, some have boiled egg in half too. The pork chop didn't over cooked, yet it's very lean and non-juicy (not the usual bone-in type). The iced tea with milk ($1 extra for the iced beverage) tasted no tea at all but like water with milk. A male server (dressed like a manager, with glasses) came to collect the empty bowl with a strong scent of cigarette smoke!
Was that my problem or what? But I will never go there again!
Good solid fast Hong Kong food style. You get what you paid for. During the chosen time period, you can get food with a drink for less than $10 or $12 per person.
Recommended: soup noodle, french toast, fried rice
Not recommended: Tom Yum Kung soup, Hot/spicy soup
Don't expect too much just think it's better food for stomach that's not MacDonald's. And you'll be fine.