Chez Faye is certainly no 5 star restaurant; don't believe everything you read. (Even if it is on dinehere.ca) They do serve up decent lunches in a cafeteria style setting. If its nice out, it can be entertaining to sit on the large, uncomfortable picnic table outside and watch the passing scenery.
If you're in Yaletown looking for an inexpensive treat, go see Faye! The service is INCREDIBLE - the girls there will remember your name, the way you like your coffee, and I swear your SIN # if you told them. Must trys include the low-fat cinammon buns, cappuccinos, and the soup/sandwich. Just a few doors down from Starbucks, do yourself a favour and go here instead.
It's a great little place that offers a variety of food at a good price.
It's casual and it's a great little spot to get fast lunch or to get a cup of coffee and relax (not during lunch though).
I like their sandwiches and soup. Chicken and turkey are roasted on site. And they have great choice of bread. They have marble rye which is my absolute fav.
I used to really like their thai curry but it seems little different now for some reason (it is still good) but their bi bim bop is very tasty if you are looking for something different.
Overall, I like their casual ambience and the fact that I can get something tasty fast and to go.
I've been to lots of Yaletown restaurants for lunch, and Chez Faye is my least favourite. I've tried a few items from their menu (curry chicken, noodle soup, sandwiches, etc) and none was very good. Nothing tasted very fresh. The price is def. okay and the setting is casual and fine, but I'd only go if there was nothing else open.
... But it is! What I like I about Chez Faye is that it does everything I like and is the exact opposite of the places I despise in Vancouver. I love coming here for fresh sandwiches that taste like actual chicken or turkey. They are simple and tasty, not piled high with exotic, but ill-matching ingredients. I love their light, creamy soups which aren't over-salted or too gloopy.Best of all, I adore their service, as the owner is funny, accommodating, and quite genuine. Unlike other Yaletown locales, the service is neither simpering nor snotty -- wow!
If you like restaurants simply because they're "different" or over-hyped, then it's not the place for you. I argue that they need to give their palate a rest from the riot of overdone, over-dressed, over-seasoned food from other restaurants around the city (and especially Yaletown) and try some delicious, straightforward, and healthy food at Chez Faye!
Do you work in Yaletown and are looking for something more agreeable to your underpaid wages? Do you like variety? Do you need to escape the world of boring Starbucks patios, metrosexual half indecisive fags, and posh prosti hoors who can't be bothered to clean up the shit that their accessorie poodles leave behind on the sidewalk? Then you need to escape to the world of Chez Faye.
Know this acronym: CFCH (Chez Faye Club House sandwich, is so bombastic you'd shit yourself just thinking about it). This place has everything that Yaletown has to offer, in one convenient location, and at half the usual Yaletown rip off prices: pasta, sushi, bowls of rice, bowls of udon, bowls of ramen, massive sandwiches, soups, pastries, cake, salad (including korean spicey kimchi minced beef salad with fried egg).
Love this place! Great value for the food. The first thing I tried was the eggs benedict and I was not disappointed, I really liked it on the bagel topped with the smooth savory sauce. I tried a few other items such as the bulgogi sandwich is awesome, nicely seasoned korean beef on a toasted panini, the spiced pumpkin latte and matcha latte are very delicious. I love the variety of lunch specials with different international flavors! The chili was just right for me with the perfect spicy kick. Ambience is cozy and warm, great meeting place to chat with friends or enjoy a good book :)
I have breakfast there very often and at lunch I usually have the Shrimp Ramen.
The service is incredible, Kevin (the one who seems to be the owner/manager) is really kind and if you go there regularly he will try his best to remember how you like your dishes, your coffee, he'll remember your name, he will greet you with enthusiasm no matter what.
Ambience wise, the music is pleasant, if you stay long enough you might hear "Fly me to the moon" twice :) Decoration is pleasant
Place is medium sized, and gets packed at lunch time, so go a bit earlier if you can. Service does not change, it stays outstanding.
Internet acess is available. Overall, this place is simple and not obnoxious / arrogant like other places in Yaletown where you feel like you have to dress in Gucci to get decent service.
Lunch in Yaletown is pretty limited so we thought we'd try this place after reading the reviews on here.
It was decent, but it's pretty much what you would expect for a $8 meal. The manager was very pleasant. Inexpensive lunches are hard to come by in Yaletown, there's Quizino's, Fuse Pan Asian Exppres and Subway. Quizino's has a great hot sub, subway has horrible subs, Fuse had incredible stir frys and the sandwich places (phat and boulgangerie) were decent food but ridiculous prices.
All in all, this place is good but you get what you pay for. I'd take Fuse or Quizino's.
I like this place and go here for lunch quite often. Don't expect table service (you order from the counter and they deliver), but the staff and owners are really polite and genuine. I have tried a number of dishes from sandwiches to sushi to pasta, and all have be tasty, especially the sandwiches as the chicken and turkey are real, roasted and served warm.
If your in Yaletown, give them a try.