Submitted Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 3:22pm [Dine in]
While it may be difficult to find, DOT Desserts is worth the effort. This little dessert house is literally sandwiched into a strip mall of restaurants and businesses directly across the street from the B.C. Liquor Store on 41st and Cambie. It's recessed, narrow store front makes it easy to miss for those driving or even walking by!
Over the past few months, DOT desserts has become my regular lunch stop on Monday afternoons. While DOT is known for their Japanese Parfaits, they also make excellent crepe's and subs for customers looking for a quick and affordable bite to eat. Their lunch menu is limited, but my favorite items are the spinach and pepperoni crepes. At $4.50 a crepe, it's a great choice for a quick snack or a light lunch. While it would be nice to see a larger lunch menu, DOT's Raison D'Etre is it's desserts, especially at night!
At night, the ambiance of DOT is unsurpassed. Table candles and Incandescent lights softly glow on walls filled with works of art by local Vancouver artists. Great background music resonates through the small space making it the perfect spot for dessert after dinner. My favorite parfait is the Matcha Parfait. The presentation and taste make this a particularly appealing dessert choice.
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Submitted Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 2:22pm [Dine in]
Flo's convenient location, large menu and affordable prices make it a great choice for someone looking for a quick bite to eat. Most of the waiters and waitresses are native speakers of either Mandarin or Cantonese and communication in English, beyond pointing or reading off an item on the menu can be difficult, but the staff are generally friendly and accommodating.
A large number of Flo's dishes are a fusion of Asian and Western dishes. All Entree's are served with a soup and portions are large. Service is not overbearing, and once you've flagged down a server to place your order and the order is served, the staff will generally leave you alone. While some patrons may desire more attention, I don't like being bothered while eating. Flo's set up where servers are there to take orders, clean tables and bring the bill suits my needs perfectly. My favorite dish on the menu is the Baked Portugese Chicken.
The time of placing an order to receiving it at you table normally takes normally takes 5 to 10 minutes. Affordable price and quick service make this an excellent choice for diners looking for an affordable quick but delicious dinner.
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