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RedCoralVancouverSince September 7, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance2 (2)


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Teresa's Cafe1005 Denman Street, Vancouver
Get what you pay for
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 8:29pm [Dine in]

I stopped in here by myself recently for a late weekend breakfast. I was lured by the cheap specials advertised outside. This really was a case of getting what you pay for.
The food is standard, passable adequate breckfast fare. Hashbrowns were fairly ordinary, and the bread ppeared to be the chepest grocery store stuff. I would not recommend ordering pancakes - mine was just cooked through, and had a slightly strange taste. Coffee was very bitter - fr o how bust the place was they would have to be turning it over - but, it did not taste fresh - and, not so cheap at $1.80.
Service was poor - partly due to staff being busy - but, even in other places equally busy good staff make a moment to acknowledge people waiting to be seated, offer to refill coffee, and just check in on you - none of this happpened here.
Overall, even leaving a tip that certainly wasn't deserved, I was out of here easy under $10 - but, it wasn't a breakfast choice I'd repeat.
Maybe if price really matters, and you went during the week, it would be more suited for you.

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Salt & Pepper Grill205 Kingsway, Vancouver
Unexpectedly impressed
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

I stumbled across this place for a late weekend breakfast recently(just by myself) . Sandwich board outside advertising brekky for $5.95, eggs, sausage or bacon, hashbrowns & toast, or pancakes. Service was friendly, efficient but not intrusive. Atmosphere was casual, pleasant, and fairly peaceful, despite them being - as I found out from the waitress, unexpectedly busy. The food was solid breakfast fare, the potatoes (country potatoes rather than hash browns) actually tasted like they were cooked from scratch with real potatoes - lots of flavour & just the right balance of being cooked through, but crispy outside. the additional pancake I ordered was adequate, but not outstanding. The coffee, however, was outstanding - i wish I had asked them what it was, because I would buy this stuff to brew at home. IMO, it left most of the specialist coffee houses around town in the dust.
I didn't realise until I read the other review that it was attached to a hotel - from the street it just appears like a freestanding cafe/bar.
If this place was loacal for me, I would return again for breakfast, and the coffee!

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