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diningduoVancouverSince May 7, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Rocky Point Cafe2709 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Nice quiet spot for a Saturday breakfast - very good value
Submitted Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

We were looking for a breakfast spot in Port Moody, as we planned to do some geocaching in the area. Found the Rocky Point Cafe on Dinehere, and decided to give it a try. We're glad we did. We both had the ham and eggs breakfast. Very nicely prepared, with cucumbers, tomatoes and even a gherkin pickle. For $9.50 this included coffe and a fresh fruit cup at the end, as well as a small piece of chocolate, which came with the bill. Very nice value. We were surprised we were the only ones in the restaurant, which was very clean, including the ladies washroom. Was well worth the trip.

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Kata's Cafe1205 Madison Ave, Burnaby
Not the Hot Plate Bistro anymore
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

We came to this little place out of the way this morning for breakfast. The name and ownership has changed. It is now called Kata's Place. They re-opened a couple of weeks ago. The onus will be on food prepared from scratch. We had the eggs benny and and a simple breakfast of two eggs, home fries, bacon and toasts. Was very nice, and tasted like a home cooked meal. Worth the drive.

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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie163 Keefer, Vancouver
Leading the way to Chinatown's renaissance
Submitted Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

We tried to get into this restaurant early on, shortly after it opened in late January. The wait was too long, so we took a rain-check. This past Friday we were there early enough to get a table. The menu was not overly extensive, but had something for everyone. From small appies and share plates, to more filling dishes. We settled on the chili calamari, the mantou (steamed buns with braised beef), Ellie's belly (melt-in-your-mouth pork belly) and a bbq pork spicy noodle soup. Every dish was flavorful, and the service was very attentive and helpful. An observation, however: plates meant for sharing should allow for sharing. The mantou, and pork bellies came in threes. Not easy to cut with only chopsticks or a soup spoon... Still, Bao Bei is definitely worth a visit. We'll be back.

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On the Edge Pub303 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Had to see for ourselves
Submitted Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

Read in Martini Boys about the reincarnation of an old bar in the Gastown area. We were a bit leery of the first review, but we live close by and decided to check it out. The place is nice and spacious, comfortable booths and seats. It was fairly quiet for a Friday night, but hey, they'd only been open for 10 days. The menu presented some unique combinations, but nothing in left field. All at very reasonable prices. We started with an order of hot wings (which ranked in the top three we've had in the city -- and we've had wings all over this city). My partner had the short rib beef stew -- the meat was incredibly tender and the broth was dark and flavourful, but not overpowering. Vegetables perfectly cooked. I had the mushroom bacon flatbread pizza with goat cheese. Very nice crust and great combination of ingredients. Portion was just right. The service was attentive. The chef was nice enough to stop by our table to ask our opinion. It's nice to see them put a lot of effort into to turning what was a dive of a pub into a comfortable hangout in this rapidly changing (for the better) neighbourhood. We'll definitely be back.

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
Well worth the trip to the Downtown Eastside
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

For years I drove by the small portugese restaurant that used to be in this spot, always promising myself I would try it. Missed the chance and was sad to see it bordered up last Fall. Another one bites the dust, I thought, wondering if anything would reopen in this dilapidated stretcth of Main St. In December, Campagnolo did just that. The decor looked pretty barren from the outside. But every time I drove by, I saw people inside. Then the reviews started appearing. Kudos from foodies, mixed reviews from the rest. Last week it was voted one of the hottest new food destination in the city. It was time to try it and tonight my partner and I did just that. They didn't take reservations, so we arrived slightly before 6 and were warmly greeted at the door and given a choice of where we wanted to sit. We chose along the wall, flanked by a continuous bankette. The decor turned out to be indeed barren, but functional. Looks like they stripped the old interior, revealing the basic masonry and wooden ceiling beams. Wooden accents in the bar, separating wall and false ceiling warm up the atmosphere. Service was prompt and attentive. We started with the homemade country paté (which could have used a bit more spices) served with crostinis (which were extra, don't know why, as with what else would you eat paté?...). My partner had the ling cod (nicely prepared and presented) and I chose the fennel sausage pizza (best pizza crust I've eaten in a while - want recipe). Not a lot of stuff on the pizza (maybe a quarter of a sausage, chopped up, some arugula, chilis and tomato sauce), but it was still very tasty. The food style is definitely italian rustic. Portions are not very big, so I would probably be more inclined to come back for lunch or an afternoon or after-show snack than dinner. They seem to have a nice wine list. By the time we were done the place had filled up. Not bad for a rainy Wednesday night.

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