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Cheesecake Etc.

2141 Granville
Vancouver, BC V6H3E9
Tel: (604) 734-7704
Neighbourhood: West Side

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If I want Cheesecake, this is the place.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

I have been going to Cheesecake Etc for years, and its a great spot to enjoy dessert with friends or on a date. I usually eat somewhere in the area, and come here for dessert & tonight it was a nice stop.

I love their cheesecake of the night flavour and seen everything from Blueberry, rum, raspberry cheesecake to name a few over the years. I decided to order the plain cheesecake with strawberries, and got a large slice. Each bite is how I remember it, in years pass, and it was light, delicious and hit the spot. Although I couldn't finish mine, they had no problem packing up mine and sending me on my way.

I try to go in when they first open after 7pm, and if its the weekend, it can get crowded and loud, since its not all that big. Bring cash, have fun, and enjoy eat bite.

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Best Cheesecake?
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't admit this to be the best cheesecake. In my opinion, the portions were a tad on the small side. I guess I relate this place too much to the American "Cheesecake Factory" and was expecting a huge selection of variety. Unfortunately, they only offer a limited selection: Cheesecake, Choco Cheesecake, Cheesecake trifle, Special, raisin and walnut cake. That's it.

We shared the Cheesecake w/ Strawberries, and the Cheesecake trifle. The plain cheesecake is what it is, plain. However, it was light and fluffy - plus marks for that. The Cheesecake Trifle was very good.

The ambiance was dim and cozy - just perfect for the dessert fix and a nice chat with friends.

Likes? Open until 1am daily! Service was really good. We were 4 and had a beverage each and shared 2 desserts. With such limited seating, I was pleasantly surprised they never once hurried us or even had a min. charge/person.

Dislikes? My good friend asked for a cup of hot water (just water) and they said because so many ppl ask for hot water, they need to charge $1 for it. That's ridiculous - doesn't it come out of their espresso machine??

Likely to return? I wished they had more selection, but the cheesecake was nice and the hot chocolate came EXTRA hot, as requested, so I am likely to return.

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Where's the Cheese?
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

I don't understand why ppl were raving about this place. The cheesecake is small, unpresentable and untasteful. It's creamy but I couldn't taste the cheese or anything. I usually love eating the crust of cake, but this one, ehh, I leave it on the side of the plate. Even I can make better ones with the no-bake cake mix.

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VERY slow
By foodfanatic of South Vancouver (286 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:52pm [Dine in]

No matter how many times and how many years in between visits, the service was and is always so slow. It's true that the cheesecake isn't too rich like a lot of the traditional variety. It's also true that they don't offer much in terms of variety. So it's definitely no reason to go back though the atmosphere is nice. Numerous bakeries offer similarly light tasty cheesecakes, you just need to know where to go. As for sit-in ones, there are far better places too, just that they don't usually specialize in only cheesecake all day round.

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Good for a nip of cheese
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

It is so hard to find decent cheesecake anywhere, but after many visits over the years, I can say that this place consistently delivers. I usually get the strawberry topping, and Mrs. C. prefers plain. The coffees are 'meh', if that is the right term :)

I agree with the previous esteemed reviewer re the portion sizes. That said, my preferred time to visit is after a meal somewhere else. After all, most full-on restaurants charge way too much and only provide substandard desserts. This place focuses on doing one thing really well. Please work on the beverages though…

Recommended.

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Decent cheesecake
By jennko of Vancouver (86 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

Cheesecake Etc. was well known for it's great cheesecake and all my friends told me that they have amazing cheesecake but when i went there last month, sometime in February 2009, I was a little disappointed. I guess everyone told me that it was perfect but I feel that it was just alright. Yes, the cheesecake melts in the mouth and yes the strawberry sauce was good, but there're other places that offer better dessert selection. Just like Sweet Revenge or Sweet Obsession, they have more variety and also more dense and flavorful cheesecake selections.

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Excellent dessert spot
By jpcostales of Metrotown, Burnaby (70 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

I've been here a few times and its always a great place to hit up after dinner. Incredible atmosphere, great dessert.

Food - I'm not even a cheesecake person, but I love the cheesecake they serve here. Simple menu, quality dessert.

Service - Polite, friendly and fast.

Ambiance - The best aspect of the restaurant. Very cozy, intimate and just an incredible atmosphere.

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Great Cheesecake
By madddskillz of Burnaby (57 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2005 - 2:41am [Dine in]

I think there's pretty much only one type of cheesecake they serve, but with different toppings (eg. strawberry sauce). There's pretty much nothing else on their menu.

But the cheesecake is really good. My favorite is the one with strawberry topping.

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Romantic ...
By darrenkadish of Burnaby, B.C. (46 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

There is a definite lack of nice, romantic spots to have a coffee and great dessert. The only one that I would spend time and my money at is Dairy Queen and this place. Dairy Queen doesn't have the romantic ambiance that Cheesecake Etc. has however ...

Being a chocolate lover, I B-lined directly to the chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream. What I like about their cheesecake is that it's not heavy like most cheesecakes. It's nice and light ... and I could possibly fit two servings if I didn't seem like a glutton to the waitress. I'm not too crazy for their drinks. I had a cinnamon-type drink and all I could taste was cinnamon. A bit too over-powering.

But for a nice, cozy, romantic place for some great cheesecake, this is the place to go. Especially if you are on a date!

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Great place to bring your date
By occdiner of Surrey (25 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

Ordered a Cheescake with Strawberries. The cheesecake is very soft and it melt in your mouth. There are some cut pieces of strawberries. Also ordered a hot chocolate and you can taste the bitterness of the coco.

The place is dark and have candle on each table. It's great if you want to share a cheesecake or two with your date.

Service is okay. Nothing specially good or bad.

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Nice place for cheesecake
By nolabel of Vancouver - Kingsway (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

This place after all these years is still a nice place for cheesecakes. The pieces seem to have gotten smaller but still had enough of it (perhaps just the right size so that you dont start to hate it).

The toppings, I would still definitely go with no toppings or strawberries since the other ones seem a bit too sweet for me. The drinks are okay and the place's ambiance is still nice.

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Great Specials
By yummitummi of Vancouver (46 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 23, 2007 - 10:46pm [Dine in]

Cheesecake etc. has two parts...the original little dark room and the larger "Tigers" room that is filled with pictures of elephants. Personally I like both...Tigers is better for larger groups, but the original room has the owner jamming away on the electric keyboard.
I think their cheesecakes are rather nice...I like them light and fluffy so they don't sit in your stomach like a block of fat. The ones on the menu are pretty good (plain cheesecake with strawberries) but I like their specials, which are changed up every once in a while. If they ever offer their "drunken peaches" special again, I highly recommend it. :) mmmmm!

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It's about personal preference
By 360 of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:47am [Dine in]

I thought this place was good cuz of the stars it received but I could've/should've read the reviews closer. I don't like their style of cheesecake. It was too soft & it has no base. I just ate a slice of mush. It tastes fine but I don't like the texture (I like mine firmer) and lack of pie shell (who makes a cheescake with a shell?! ever heard of contrast?). Also, it's not that worth it, cuz after I ate my cheesecake with strawberries, had a few bites of my friend's cheesecake, I didn't feel satisfied. I ended up going to Safeway for packaged cheesecake from their bakery & it was so much better, sorry to say. Very disappointed. Other than that, the service was good & you don't have to wait for a table.

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change of recipe
By nganga of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:53am [Dine in]

We used to love this place, especially since they enlarged it so that there is essentially very little wait time for a table. Unfortunately the recipe has changed.. it's just like any other cheesecake place now. No more fluffy texture.. just plain old regular cheesecake. Plus they've also made the sizes smaller - not that it matters because I didn't like it enough anymore to finish the whole slice. What a shame.

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Cheesecake seemed to be missing something
By worf of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

...maybe it was the crust!

This is a great date spot, nice cozy ambience.
Service could have been better. The server told us the gourmet special that night was the original cheesecake with blueberries. When we were just finishing our cheesecake, the server sat some people at the table next to us and we heard them say the special was cherries! We would have ordered that! Later we confirmed that it was indeed cherries not blueberries.

There were only a few cheesecakes to choose from compared to other dessert places.
Slices were on the small side, but they were delicious. Would have been even better with crust.

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Goood Cheesecake
By Vancopper of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 3:26am [Dine in]

Its a nice place if you crave dessert late at night. My first impression was this place is cozy very dark with pretty candles. I had take out cheese cake with strawberry. It was about a 2 min wait for my cake and the service was very quick. I love the light taste of the cheese cake and the strawberries wasnt to sweet it was perfect!

A great place to chill with a date or a group of friends and its open late till 1pm.

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Scrumptious
By BBQHOTWINGS of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

This is one of the many places that open late, and close late. i love their strawberry cheese cakes QUICK, SIMPLE, and fast service. A great place to hang out with friends and family. Everything is great, but it's hard to find parking space.

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Regular Stuff
By LuckyStar of Dunbar (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

I bought a whole cheese cake home with a strawberry topping. The cheesecake tasted really weird when it was still frozen and really plain. But when the cheesecake thawed a little bit, it tasted alot better, but it was still really plain and I had to eat it with the strawberrie topping. It was really dar inside the place that I almost thought that it was closed.

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The name says it all....
By testID of maple ridge (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

If you are looking for cheesecake, look no further. If you are not in a hurry, this place is perfect to chit chat with your friends. It's a bit dark but some ppl like it that way....

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it's cheesecake
By righ of coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 12:34am [Dine in]

cheesecake is light and not too sweet, not that filling after a meal like u'd expect. live music but u can't reli hear anything since it's hot inside so the door is always open. very poor service but they make it up by just smiling at everyone and hope customers buy it.

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