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Hideout Cafe

716 Carnarvon St
New Westminster, BC V3M6V4
Tel: (604) 521-3344
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend brunch
  • Features: Gluten free, Patio, Wifi
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 6PM, Sat - Sun: 10AM - 4PM
  • A cozy cafe hidden in New Westminster, this place serves the expected array of coffee & tea drinks, much of which is local and/or organic. Also has a nice breakfast menu, panini and wrap sandwiches, muffins, and more. Licensed.

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Worth taking SkyTrain for
By criacow of Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 3:01pm [Dine in]

I love weekend brunch. I cook at home most of the time, but brunch on the weekends requires going out to eat. I was really surprised to find the Hideout Cafe just up the hill from New West Station; it's in an area that's mostly wedding shops and chain restaurants. However, I've noticed that downtown New West has been gaining a good number of little gems lately, and the Hideout Cafe is on the list.

I had a tasty omelette, with whatever the special ingredients of the day were (I forget now). The service was outstanding, although that was partially because I was the only one there at the time (it was around 2pm on a Sunday, the weekend of one of the major festivals). The server and I talked about food, New West, and lots of random things while my meal cooked.

Good food, great tea selection, and a location in a neighbourhood I've been spending more and more time in--I'll definitely be back.

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good mexican wrap
By eenquist of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

My family and I really enjoy their Mexican wrap, I have had it many times and it’s always excellent. It’s a nice cafe with a patio outside, and puzzles and games available inside. I recommend it, and I will be back. Disappointingly I have gone their on a weekday at lunch time to find it closed with no obvious explanation.

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Best place for breakfast in the lower mainland
By SkimMilk of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 12:01am [Dine in]

Hands down the best place for breakfast in the lower mainland. Their eggs benedict and french toast are AMAZING! In fact, I have loved every item I have tried. The staff is also very friendly. I have been recommending this place to all my friends for the past few months...
However, it is a bit pricey, considering their portions. Still, if you are on a tight budget, you should definitely try it out at least once!

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A pleasant discover
By gforwood of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

My wife and I read the reviews on dinehere.ca a few days ago and decided to try it for breakfast this morning. They have a good selection of muffins, bagles, wraps, etc in the display cases. They have good self-serve coffee in pump carafes. My wife had the 2 egg breakfast with bacon and "squirly" toast (multi-grain) and I had the French toast with seasonal fruit (fresh strawberry, previously frozen but firm and fresh-tasting blueberry, raspberry and blackberry). She enjoyed hers and I can say the French toast, dusted with icing sugar, was so delicious I didn't need syrup. The cafe is pleasant and very clean and the staff is friendly. It has fewer than 10 tables and it sounds like it gets very busy for lunch but for breakfast at 9:30 it was perfect. We'll be back.

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Happy customer
By sly_dog of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Good food made with care, and creativity by the friendly owners themselves. Prices are reasonable and they are licensed, which is convenient if you're in the mood for a good beer to compliment your meal. I've only been there once so far, but i really enjoyed the food and will go back next time I'm in the area. Too bad they're closed on Sundays.

P.S. Try the black bean wrap -- yuummmeee!

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A definate must!
By ahall77 of New Westminster (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 1:26pm [Dine in]

This hidden gem is certainly worth a visit… then many revisits thereafter. Ever since I was introduced to the cafe I've found myself going on an increasingly regular basis. The owners, who are extremely friendly, help to make it a perfect place to just hang out and relax. The atmosphere is exactly what you need to unwind or just chill.

Now the food… The food is something else. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve had to date and the best part is that they rotate the menu. There’s always something new, or an old favorite popping back up when you come in. To be honest, I don’t think I can do it justice. You just have to stop in and give it a shot… You definitely won’t regret it.

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Best in the West
By littlered of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

I am a Douglas College student and have been for the past 3 years. I have been coming to the hide out cafe for the past 2 years as it is right across the street and super convenient. Everybody talks about the food which is incredible, but the coffee is something else. The best latte's and Americano's in the lower mainland let alone New Westminster. They use Continental Coffee from Commercial Drive., Nice to know they use local organic free trade, and they use mighty leaf teas wich is also a bonus, try the New West fog, it;s there take on the london fog, and to die for.
At lunch time from 11.30am - 1.30pm they do have some rules which is o.k seeing as it's a packed house most days and everyone at this time is there for lunch. When I go by myself at this time they direct me to the single seats by the window, at first I thought it was weird, but when I saw the piles of people rushing in at lunch time I then started to understand why. No laptops at lunch which actually is great because its not over run by students and small coffee's, it's a Bistro not a Waves or Starbucks, so there's room to sit for lunch for everybody, makes sense any way to take a single instead of a four man table when I am by myself. After 1.30 you can sit and use laptops all you want or before 11.30am so no loss there anyway.
Another bonus is you save 10% as a student, highly needed in this day in age.Sadly this is my last year in school, but may still pop in just to have my favourite grilled Mango chicken wrap. Thank you for my experience I highly recomend this place.

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Awesome place
By hiNotes of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2010 - 4:10pm [Dine in]

Came to New Westminster for a meeting and was told to try the hide out cafe for lunch, man that was the best wrap I ever had and the soup was genuis, I had the black bean baja wrap that was grilled to perfection, and the authentic Irish stew made with real lamb anf guiness the way it should be, wow. I like to eat out alot and nothing in the lower mainland tastes this good. I talked to chef about his soups and he does them all from scratch with no msg's (great to know) and his own stocks, not packaged stuff,, the baja was something else, I'm really surprised their not more expensive for what you get, the wraps weigh like a pound and they are filling, I may have the half combo next time cause i was full, wish they were downtown i would be there every day.
I love the ambience too, its not over zealous and trying to look rich, just some good people giving you a place to eat and rustic looking, beautiful floor by the way. I will bring my friends next time for sure. thanks.

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Not returning.
By msargent of New West (27 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 1:34pm [Dine in]

I went here close to lunch time by myself on a weekday. I was told by the girl at the counter that I wasn't allowed to sit at a table and that I had to sit at the counter facing the window because I was there by myself and she didn't want me taking up a table in case other people came. Really? And just to point out, the tables that I wasn't allowed to sit at never got filled.

My panni was alright, like the poster below me said, it was premade and they just heated it up.

The food was pretty good, a bit pricey, but the bad attitude is why I won't be coming here again.

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will be back
By michellevv of Toronto ON (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

I love weekend brunch. I cook at home most of the time, but brunch on the weekends requires going out to eat. I was really surprised to find the Hideout Cafe just up the hill from New West Station; it's in an area that's mostly wedding shops and chain restaurants. However, I've noticed that downtown New West has been gaining a good number of little gems lately, and the Hideout Cafe is on the list.

I had a tasty omelette, with whatever the special ingredients of the day were (I forget now). The service was outstanding, although that was partially because I was the only one there at the time (it was around 2pm on a Sunday, the weekend of one of the major festivals). The server and I talked about food, New West, and lots of random things while my meal cooked.

Good food, great tea selection, and a location in a neighbourhood I've been spending more and more time in--I'll definitely be back.

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ok, so new west isn't all bad
By strangedust of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

what can I say...awesome little place. we frequent this place for its scrabble game and paninis. the staff is friendly, and one can easily tell they take pride in their homemade, sometimes-organic, health-conscious oral assortments. the americanos ain't bad either. they don't skimp out on the ingredients...there's truffle oil in the vegetarian panini. the atmosphere is quite nice, not too pretentious, and not too derivative. not at all really. and thankfully, somehow, this cafe has been free of freaks everytime I've been there.

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Overpriced for lunch
By marinedr of city hall, vancouver (29 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Had the Thai Chicken wrap which is pre-made and sitting in a display cooler. It comes with nothing and was $9.70 with a can of Coke. It wasn't that great; wouldn't rush back. After they heated it up, the tortilla wrapper was quite greasy. Also hardly any chicken in it; definitely overpriced and not good value.

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a little gem
By howhart of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

The Hide Out is a little gem for breakfast or lunch located on Carnarvon Street in New West. The main room is both lovely and casual in warm tones of burnt orange, with a high ceiling and granite flooring. There is seating with street views and for sunny days, there is ample outdoor seating as well.

I haven't been for breakfast yet, but have been repeatedly for the grilled lunch wraps. The mango chicken wrap comes in a tomato tortilla and the flavors of basil and mango blend delicously with the melted cheese, rice and generous chunks of chicken. The baja wrap is a vegetarian's delight - rice, beans, and feta chicken and just the right combination of spices all in a spinach tortilla. I have also enjoyed the half a wrap and a bowl of soup combo. (I haven't yet tried the turkey wrap, but that is only because I don't eat bacon.) I love the wide selection of organic teas, available in traditional black, green and herbal varieties. I like to finish off my meal with one the Hide Out's fantastic (and big!)home made chocolate chip cookies.

This is a spot worth searching out. The neighborhood is a couple of blocks up from the waterfront and is going through some changes - all for the good. High rise condos are springing up and new shops are opening.

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Nice new place in New West
By ktanenbaum of New Westminster, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 4:54pm [Dine in]

This little cafe just opened in January, offering nice coffee and decently priced, yummy food. I've had the French toast and eggs benedict so far, and they were both good-well cooked, and lighter/healthier tasting rather than heavy or greasy. The staff is friendly and chatty. There is also internet available, but I think you have to pay. It's a few blocks off of 8th st, near the skytrain station, and I hope enough people find it that it can stay in business.

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Over Priced Food but Good
By FoodCritic6969 of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

I had went to the hideout cafe earlier this week when i wanted to get away from all the winter Olympic stuff going on downtown Vancouver. I ordered the Mango Chicken Wrap and side salad. I also had a large latte with my meal. Now the food taste and flavor is definitely there but the price is absolutely ridiculous. Our province is going through a lot of rough times right now and to charge somebody over $10 for a wrap< salad and latte. I went to Waves later that evening and experienced just as good as a meal and drink as i did at the hideout cafe and saved $3. My suggestion is that you lower your prices a little bit and you may get more clients and more business. Thank you for my experience at your cafe.

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