I work in the area and am a regular at the Edge Cafe. I think that they do what they do really well. I love the restaurant and find the staff friendly and helpful. I know them and they know me and I Iike that.
The menu is broad and the specials keep it new. The soups are all made in house by there own chefs and they are really varied and interesting, There is a coconut cream soup that I love, and they do a really good barley beef - whatever the daily specials are they are worth a look.
My favorite items in the morning are the breakfast wrap and the breakfast biscuit. I don't have time to sit down in the mornings so breakfast to go is my choice. The biscuit and wrap are so much better than the processed stuff from the big fast food guys.
The coffee is from 49th Parallel a local vancouver roaster and I think it is the best in the city. Amber the barista in the morning is really good she makes great lattes and she is really efficient and friendly.
Lunch is frequently quite busy, I think that sometimes they get a bit jammed up but it is worth a little wait. Really good panino's, turkey cranberry is my favorite, some interesting salads there is a fruit and feta cheese one that was a real surprise, the butter chicken is a regular dish that is delicious, the daily hot specials are always worth a look.
I love this place, it is really a great atmosphere, comfortable seats, modern decor, and when it is nice out two good patios. It is a far nicer atmosphere than you would expect for the food prices. I frequently bring people here for a business lunch. I am a big fan of independant restaurants, I hope The Edge is super successful.