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Chocolate ChipVancouver (Commercial Drive)Since July 24, 20116 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Pony Espresso, The1392 Portage Road, Pemberton
It's not worth the time or the money
Submitted Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

I went with a group and was among the first of our party to arrive so we ordered coffee for our wait. The waitress spent a minute discussing the menu when we first sat down but only to tell us which menu items were unavailable due to lack of ingredients.She never mentioned the option of choosing between a light and dark roast which we didn't learn about until the guy at my table she seemed to like showed up late and he got the option. Nobody else. She took over twenty minutes to bring the coffee, filled the mugs up only half way, the coffee was cold, and she made us wait another ten to bring over the cream and sugar. The small 2/3 full creamer was not enough for everyone so it took her another fifteen to go refill it but by then everyone had either just started to drink their coffee the way it was or lost interest altogether. The decor itself doesn't look bad but I was freezing and every time the door opened the draft would hit everyone at one side of our table. I was wishing I could have at least warmed up with my half-cup of weak coffee but even the "refill" I asked for was cold. We waited over two hours for our food while many people came and left. When the food did arrive it was also cold and she kept giving the food to the same guy at our table and walking away. I ordered the burger and fries and liked the aoli but I found the food mediocre and the fact that nothing I ordered was served hot was disappointing and made it even less enjoyable. Two of the people I ate with were supposed to receive a salad as side dish but nothing came but the fish on their plates. The waitress was not very polite except towards one person and would even walk away as we tried to talk to her since she was paying no attention. I didn't notice how long it took for her to finally bring the bill but it was a long time after we finally got her attention long enough to ask for it and by then we were all late to get back to our day because at this point we were there for about three hours. All for horrible service and cold and overpriced food nobody was impressed with. The restaurant selection is very small in Pemberton but not so small that I can see myself ever returning.

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Babylon Cafe1605 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Yummy food, Big servings, Great service
Submitted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

I walked right past this place once before I noticed it was there. It's not very big and kinda tucked away right beside the bar in the Il Mercato building. I stopped in one evening to try it out and was impressed. There was one girl behind the counter ready to take my order and there was another girl in the back of the kitchen. Both of them smiled and greeted me upon entering. The decor isn't anything spectacular but it's still a small shawarma place so I didn't expect it to be. The place was really clean and I liked the music that was playing softly in the background. The girl behind the counter was very kind and helpful and didn't mind walking me through all the toppings available since I noticed there is a bigger selection than other shawarma places I've been to. (Bonus!) I decided on the chicken shawarma with everything. It was bigger than I thought it was going to be and was nice and fresh. I almost couldn't finish it but it was delicious so I did and wound up leaving stuffed. As I was about to leave, I turned around and said "Thanks, again." And both girls working smiled, waved and wished me a good night. I was wishing I had more cash on me so I could have left a bigger tip. I highly recommend this little spot and I will definitely be back to try out more of the menu.

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Paris Bakery1403 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Good sandwiches, Horrible service
Submitted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

I have been here a couple of times and notice the same things each time. The Vietnamese subs are pretty good. The bread could be fresher but is still not too bad. The selection of things they serve is pretty small and the display was rather bare. The restaurant itself doesn't seem as though much effort was put into it but it was fairly clean except for the newspaper sections scattered all over the tables. The service is bad. The prices are comparable to anywhere else that serves the same thing. The last time I was there, I was getting hungry and was craving bahn mi so I had stopped in for a sandwich. The girl behind the counter was busy talking with some guy and ignored me completely. The guy she was chatting with wasn't even in need of service and wasn't buying food. It took over ten minutes of politely trying to get her attention before she finally acknowledged that I was there with a snotty expression and eye roll. "Just a minute" and she kept on chatting for several minutes before he finally left and she took my order. I almost walked out. If there were anywhere else in the area for Vietnamese subs there is no way I would've stayed. After she finally decided to provide service to her paying customers, I placed my order and she was extremely slow. And I mean sloooooow beyond belief! She was still doing a whole lot of standing there doing nothing. She had turned what could have been a quick stop into at least a half hour of needless waiting for a simple sandwich and a can of soda. The food isn't bad but they could use more of a selection as well as some respect for their customers. I'm not sure if I will be returning. I kind of doubt it. The sandwich itself was ok but I left in a bad mood due to the horrible service. I also wonder if I only liked the food because I was starving by the time I finally got my order.

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Skylight1012 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Don't do it!
Submitted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

I have been there a couple of times and regret them both. I once went with a friend and tried their Chinese food and it was absolutely vile. I ordered the teriyaki something and felt like I got canned stinky mystery meat covered in corn syrup over under-cooked rice that was definitely not freshly-made. I never wanted to go back. However, a friend really wanted to go there for breakfast and even offered to pay for my meal so I decided to give it another shot. This time I ordered a breakfast special and it was SOOOO disgusting I can't even go into detail. My friend's was inedible as well. I will spare your gag reflex the details but I just want you to be aware that this is NOT the place you want to subject yourself to. Although the prices are cheap, I am still marking the value as poor because it's not worth a cent if it's gross and inedible. With so many great, inexpensive places in the area, I am amazed this place is still open. The service and condition of the restaurant are not good either. Save yourselves and avoid Skylight!

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Di Carlo's7433 Frontier Street, #102, Pemberton
Not worth it
Submitted Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I find the food here to be overpriced and mediocre at best. A pizza, a salad, and four drinks came up to a little over $50 The guy who was working was kind of creepy and annoying. It also seemed like he was trying to flirt with me while he was blatantly rude towards my aunt (who is in her 70's and is barely five feet tall.) The pizza was burnt in some places and was worse than store-bought frozen pizza. The ceaser salad was made with limp iceburg lettuce, gross stale and soggy croutons, and what I imagine was a store-bought dressing. Between the cost, terrible quality, and treatment from staff, I will never return to Di' Carlos and neither will anyone else that I went there with. A take n' bake pizza (or frozen pizza), salad kit, and bottle of soda from the grocery store would make a far better dinner and cost way less. The only thing Di' Carlos has going for it is the fact that there is no other pizza place in the area.

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Sunrise Pizza949 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
One of my favorite places
Submitted Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:21pm [Dine in]

I have been to Sunrise many times and have never been disappointed. I've tried their Greek food, pasta, pizza, calamari, and hot wings. The calamari is my favorite but everything I've had is delicious. The pitchers of beer are expensive but I'm sure it's to cover the cost of the free appetizer that comes with it. One day my friend asked for wings as the free item we chose to accompany our lager and then later on we ordered a plate of calamari. The waitress informed us when she brought the bill that she changed our order so the calamari would be the free appetizer since the wings were cheaper and it saved us a couple of dollars. The service is always friendly and even though they have maybe once or twice have been a little slow with the bill, I appreciate that they allow you to take your time eating and relax as long as you'd like. The decor is a little outdated but it's not bad and I usually sit out on the patio, anyhow. It's a great place to hang out with friends over drinks while enjoying some food.

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