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chococat1209Fairview, VancouverSince April 30, 20089 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

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Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar1319 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great coffee, skilled barista
Submitted Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 3:37am [Dine in]

I came here a few times and loved my coffee each and every time. I have tried everything from lattes to cyphons to espresso and cappuccino, which I all enjoyed. The beans that they use are from some of my favorite roasters: origins and 49th parallel, which is a great bonus. I was slightly shocked when i saw the espresso machine that they use, a synesso, one of the best in the coffee industry, and not something you'd see everyday. In fact, this is the only cafe that I've been to in Vancouver that uses a synesso. Almost everywhere else use a standard la marzocco. The espresso is smooth and goes down very easily. The cyphon was tons of fun to watch. As it being one of the most difficult method of brewing coffee, the barista seemed to hit it right on. And trust me, when a cyphon is made correctly, it is truly incredible.

Would definitely come back for the coffee!!!

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WE. Coffee1696 Robson St., Vancouver
Decent, but lots of room for improvement
Submitted Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 2:49am [Dine in]

Passed by this cafe a while back while shopping on Robson and was instantly drawn to the fancy coffee roaster in the display. As a religious coffee drinker and lover of great, artisian coffees, I thought i'd give it a try. The cafe claimed to roast their own beans right in the store, making it stand out from other local cafes which only features beans from other more well-known roasters. I ordered a latte, asking if i can have it in an 8 oz cup as I wanted a stronger coffee with less milk. Apparently the asian girl does not quite understand me and pointed at the smallest cup they have, which is 12 oz. Fair enough. I ask if they can just make it so that there is less milk in the cup. The drink i received however, is just a regular latte filled right to the rim. They girl clearly did not understand the request. Given that the girl is not a native speaker i forgive her and moved on, sipping on the latte. The latte was slightly hotter than how i'd like it. In fact, I burnt my tongue on the first sip, which wasn't pleasant at all. The taste however, is decent, given that they roasted the beans themselves. It wasn't perfect, but it was better than starbucks and many other large coffee chains for sure. However there are still a lot of cafes that serve much more superior coffees in town.
Try 49th parallel, wicked, elysian, agro at granville island, or even Artigiano for some great local artisian coffees.

The ambiance was great however. Very chic and modern, almost more like a restaurant than a cafe. Will probably come back again with some girlfriends to try out the delicious looking waffles that they offer. As for the coffee, I'd get it elsewhere.

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Q Go Ramen1443 W Broadway, Vancouver
Horrible Ramen!!
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

I went to Q go the first week they've opened, having high expectations since I live a couple blocks away and would love the convenience of a nearby ramen shop. As a huge Ramen fan, I've pretty much been to every ramen in town and this had to be the worst I've had. The soup does not have any depth what so ever, the soup was literally covered in a layer of pork fat, making it heavy and unhealthy. I had the shio ramen which came with 2 pieces of chashu, and the pork was so fat that I'd left about 2/3 of each piece in my bowl. It was also a tad bit too salty, and the saltiness for some reason does not blend into the stock in a harmonizing way. I went with a few friends, one of them had to wait for the bowl of ramen for a good half hour, while the rest of us are already finishing the bowl. The noodle tasted funky, I an guessing that it isn't fresh. I can overheard the cooks and the waitresses talking, and am sure that they are speaking mandarin, not japanese; hence the inauthenticity. I would much rather travel all the way to motomachi shokudo in dt for their ramen than eating here.

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Wicked Cafe1399 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Poor service
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 4:20pm [Take-out]

I had been a regular customer of wicked and over the years I have seen the service gone down tremendously. For the past few months I have seen over and over again new staffs in the cafe, some of which have terrible manners, and some are just fine. As for drinks, i felt that it had become quite inconsistant, and I don't always get a great cup of coffee like how i used to before. The food is quite mediocre. The other day a staff rushed through a tuna sandwich which I've ordered, not microwaving it long enough, leaving the entire center of the sandwich still freezing cold. I will most likely not go back there again, I'd rather go to Artigiano or Elysian which seemed to take their customers and coffee a lot more serious.

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Caffe Artigiano525 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great Service and Coffee!
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

This is my new favorite place for coffee!! Even though it's smaller and less attractive then other Artigianos, as well as the disadvantage of being tucked inside of London Drugs (hence the 4 stars for ambiance), the quality coffees are not compromised.

The cashiers were all very friendly with the small talks and always brings a smile to my face. The baristas are all terrific, consistenly making great lattes everytime. The one girl that work there have mad skills and pours the best art out of all the places I've been to. It is a shame to even take a sip out of it! I had a panini the other day and it was great as well, so I am sure their food are also up to the standard.

So far this have been my favorite location out of all the others I've been to. I just hope that the store is made a bit more private as people are constantly walking in and out of London drugs right behind the exposed sitting area which can be a little bit disturbing it you want a quiet place sit and relax. However this would be the perfect place to be if you just want a quick coffee on the go.

10/10

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Chambar562 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Loving it!
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

I came here once with a few friends and am sooo pleased with it. We came here for dine out Vancouver, and the food was better than expected. Although at the end of the meal none of us are full due to the small amount, but the foods are absolutely speechless. I have never tried German foods before in my life, and to be honest, after this experience, i absolutely fell in love with german foods. The soup to start with tasted a little wierd at first, but eventually turns into a flavoraful delight after a few more sips. The ambiance? it was great. Even thought the table that we have to sit in was a little small for 5 people, but everything turned out fine as the dished came one by one. The desert was the BEST part. The waffles that we had were amazing, the plating was soo pretty too. I am so satisfied with the experience and definitely will come back again when i can.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Incredible
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 4:13pm [Dine in]

i've only been here a couple times and is very pleased with their hot dogs. Definitely a good experience and the hot dogs have such a cool japanese twist to it, with many different kinds of dogs and toppings to choose from. Creative! and yummy as well. The downside is that it is not always there when i try to look for it, and was disappointing sometimes. The guys working there are friendly and proud to serve you. Almost always a little line up there when i go. Absolutely one of the best hot dog place around!!!! Will definitely be back for some more!!

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Shiru-Bay Chopstick Cafe1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
I love this place!
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

I love this restaurant as the food is awsome, and so is the atmosphere. The dark light setting made it romantic to dine in, and the service is pretty good as well, though a little slow, but not to be criticized since it is a pretty busy restaurant. The Chefs are professional in cooking, as we can see them cook right in front of you if sitting at the bar. The drinks are great as well. Also, I absolutely LOVE their tuna belly sashimi, the plating was perfect and it melts in your mouth. The price was awsome too, in comparison to the wonderful foods. Lots of creative dishes and the miso soup has a wonderful twist to it, which made it unique, as well as yummy too. I've been there for over 6+ times and am still not tired of it. Good place to relax with your friends or even for a romantic date. Go there with my bf all the time and we even get handed chocolates when leaving!!

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Kusshi Japanese Restaurant4260 No. 3 Road, #180, Richmond
Would not go back again EVER
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

I was totally disappointed as it had been one of the worst dining experience and japanese foods that i've eaten in my life. For the price that i am paying, i expect it to be somewhat high in quality. But the quality was very poor indeed. Starting for the tea. The tea tasted funny, and tea leaves gets into your mouth every time you drink it. The Sashimi are ok, but are nothing special and can be bought at less than half the price here somewhere else. I was disgusted by the sashimi beef, after chating with my friends for a while we found that blood are streaming down the beef into the sauce, which was a very unpleasant sight, and made us hesitate in eating it. Later we asked the waitress and she said it was "perfectly normal since the beef were frozen before", which made me even more angry at paying such price for eating some raw frozen beef. Nothing at all stood out and the motoyaki was even more disappointing. We couldn't even find the oyster meat, all there was was..cheese.

We went there around 6:30 and we were the only table there, which was very uncomfortable and strange since it was a relatively large restaurant. We were seated and we try to ask for a seat near the wall and the waitress told us that the seats there are closed and did not explain why, which was very strange. And even though we were the only ones there, the service was extremely slow and the foods as well. The worst part is that the charged me twice on my debit card, which the first time was supposed to be "incomplete". Therefore i ended up having to go back to them to get a refund, which is a big hassle and a waste of time.

The following day after i ate at Kusshi i had a very bad belly ache, and i am almost positive that it was the food there since i havn't eaten anything else the next day. The "kaiseki" written outside was a big lie as the food is not even close to the Kaiseki that i had in Japan and Taiwan. It was a big disappointment and going in there was a huge mistake.

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