If you like your food to have a bit of kick, and aren't allergic to paprika, the food here will probably be to your liking. There's no indication on the menu that most of these dishes are served with spicy components, so if you have to go here because of a group you're with and this isn't your thing, you'll have to ask a lot of questions which may make for too much work for the staff and too much embarrassment for you...
There's paprika in the butter for the bread (lovely moist bread), paprika seasoning on the fries (golden and yummy) some kind of chili kick in the vinaigrette over the scallops appetizer (3 scallops served). The veal is marinated in paprika or cayenne pepper, the duck was commented upon as being spicy, and the steak, well, online it said it was served with bearnaise sauce, which I adore, but I guess there was a menu change that went unnoticed by me, because it is actually served with a generous splash of what looks , smells and tastes like a chili powder laden BBQ sauce, but I was told was "actually a peppercorn horseradish sauce".
The steak wasn't as tender as I expected and had that char-grilled flavour, which may or may not be your thing. Finally, with the "cafe cafe" desert, the largest component by far is the cheesecake, the other bits including the sugar crusted, not "dusted", cake donut/beignet are tiny.
Everyone else at the table who like cinnamon flavored meats (ie duck/lamb) and hadn't a problem with spicy seemed happy enough, but it was very difficult to hear anyone who wasn't sitting immediately next to you and yelling at you, which is why I rated the ambiance as "poor"; I like to be able to talk to the people I'm out with and hear their reply, and our waiters had to bend with their ears right next to our mouths to discuss dishes and orders etc, which made me even more reluctant to have an interaction over menu choices.
Service seemed capable and friendly, although my waiter's efforts to protect me from the spicy food I asked to avoid were ultimately unsuccessful and I had to send my entree back and give up which seemed to make him avoid me for the rest of the evening. Since food experience is very much a matter of personal taste, I can see why this buzzing, busy, noisy, spicy place is popular, but I do not see why it is so highly reviewed as the second best place to eat in Vancouver; I won't go back.