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Lover of Wine and CoffeeVancouverSince December 2, 20116 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Ensemble Tap990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Ho-hum
Submitted Friday, February 3, 2012 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

Could have been better - but, then again, it's a sports bar. Had the fafael vegie sandwich with fries, and the popped prawns. The sandwich was fairly tasteless - no flavour that I could detect - but filling (not in good way - who wants to get full on something so bland); on the other hand, the fries were pretty good and the prawns were excellent.

Service was attentive. But, full marks, for all the HD TVs, no doubt a sports watching paradise.

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
A nice place for a break
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

Hey - I like this place - I don't love it, but I do like it. Coffee is great, desserts are just to 'die for', and unlike the previous reviewer, I have no complaints about the service or attitude (must have been an off day). I love the 'savarin' and 'passion-fruit mousse' - though I don't usually care for 'Americanos', it is done exceedingly well. As my office is just a block away, I do tend to visit (a wee bit expensive though).

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Coast1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Ho-hum
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:07pm [Dine in]

I have been here a few times - and I cannot say that I left feeling satisfied. Not sure why - they get 'A' for effort, but, in the end, the food has disappointed (I love seafood done well - but I am not sure that Coast gets it quite right).

The fish and chips don't pass muster; the soup is hit and miss (it was lukewarmish the last time I was there); the fries disappoint. On the whole I don't think I shall return. Funny thing though how all of the Glowbal chain of restaurants have acquired the same feel (even though they all try to be distinct). Having said that I do like the Italian Kitchen - never been disappointed there.

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Milano Coffee156 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Ho Hum
Submitted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:44pm [Dine in]

Heard great things about this cafe, but, sorry to say, I wasn't overly impressed on my visit. Took my mom for lunch and coffee - it was so-so. Latte was lukewarmish - asked for it to be re-heated; server complied but gave the impression she had better things to do (excuse me, but I just spent over $20 for some sandwiches and coffee). A shame as I do like Turk's coffee (which is owned by the same company).

Would I go back - possilby, if I am in the area, but would not make a special trip for what is a fairly ho-hum cafe.

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Pink Elephant1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Not sure about this place
Submitted Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:34am [Dine in]

I have been here twice, and I can't say that it has impressed. I mean lunch for $10 is a good deal, except the food is rather lacklustre. I love Thai food and will go to the ends of world for great Thai food. Sadly, while the owners are clearly trying hard, it is just not good enough. We are spoiled for choice in Vancouver, so why go where it doesn't measure up.

Also, what's with electronica blasting away in the background. I like house and trance music, but in clubs not restaurants.

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Delany's Coffee House1277 Lynn Valley Rd, #169, North Vancouver
Agree - Great Coffee, too bad about the ambiance . . .
Submitted Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:30am [Dine in]

This has to be one of my favourite coffee houses, but don’t go there as much as I used to. And, yes, I too have noticed the music and thought I was the only one who paid heed to such small details. Surprising though how important such mundane matters are to customers and how little awareness cafes and restaurants seem to have of them.

One of the baristas mentioned that they had changed the music in response to customer comments, but can’t say I have noticed much difference. It’s still Top 40, though of yesteryears (classics, maybe, but it’s still Top 40). Whatever happened to the counter-culture ethos of coffee houses, where revolutions fermented and you could hear really interesting and eclectic music (not Top 40 or the usual stuff you hear in department stores, elevators, and most everywhere).

To be fair though most coffee shops and restaurants pummel you with Top 40, so shouldn’t be too hard on Delany’s.

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