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Gypsy Rose Cafe

2017 West 4th
Vancouver, BC V6J1M9
Tel: (604) 738-3844
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

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Much better than Cafe Crepe!
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 6:20pm [Dine in]

I went to West 4th today for some shopping with my sister and came across Gypsy Rose Cafe while driving up the popular shopping street. At first, I was a little iffy about dining here. There was a line-up and not many seats available. We ordered and had to wait about 25 minutes for our crepes. It was worth every minute of the wait. They make their crepes in front of you so you know how fresh everything is. I ordered the ham, cheese, tomato and egg crepe with a fruit salad side. My sister had their eggplant, salsa, egg and cheese with a fruit salad side. It was definately the best crepe ever and even topped my fav place in Las Vegas Paris Hotel. We almost couldn't finish the crepe, but just couldn't bear to waste any of it. I really recommend this cafe as it is a great jem in the neighbourhood!!

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Independent crepe cafe, enjoyable crepes.
By pickyjerk of kitsilano vancouver (67 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

This is a pretty nice neighbourhood spot. The crepes are usually good. Very basic toppings choice.

sometimes they overcook the crepe and won't admit to it, but if you are in the area and want a crepe, its a good place to enjoy a meal.

Haven't tried their other things but I wouldn't really touch them. Display case food and canned vegetable/dressing salad bar that looks terrible. Possibly bought-in soup but I don't know for a fact.

I recommend a simple brie and ham or fruit crepe here.

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I try to go there once a week
By yumyumtumtum of Kitsilano, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 11:15am [Dine in]

I work a part time job that is just w few blocks down the street from the Gypsy Rose and it always makes me excited to go to work. The crepes are delicious and not all greasy and covered in butter like at Cafe Crepe. It's family run and the service is always friendly. I think it's a great place for breakfast or brunch.

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A family-run creperie!
By noshingallday of Quilchena, Vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

My friend brought me here, and I recommend this place for any crepe enthusiast.

This is the place for sweet crepes, that I know for sure.

Delicious, solidly priced, and family-run. The family that works here is so friendly and darling.

Great for a very casual lunch when you're walking around 4th, and it's such a charming place!

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nice little place
By geoffbil of new westminster (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 7, 2007 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I ordered a feta, spinach and eggplant crepe, which was delicious and came within about 10 minutes. The coffee was also extremely good, and a cinnamon stick my girlfriend ordered was quite tasty. The service was also good, as evinced by my getting a free refill on the coffee (which I don't think is supposed to be free) and the fact that, when they overcooked my girlfriend's panini, they were more than happy to cook her another. A few quibbles: It would have been nice to get something with my crepe, but it just came on its own; my girlfriend's panini was good but rather boring; and, finally, it would be great to eat such wonderful crepes in a sit-down atmosphere. Overall, certainly a good place, but there is some room for improvement (3.5 would be an ideal overall rating).

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Cafe Crepe is way better
By foody604 of vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 6, 2009 - 2:14am [Dine in]

Little crepe joint that calls themself french when it's run by an iranian family. Super stingy on all toppings. Little shreds of cheese and barely any meat. Even cheap on bananas. They barely even use the real nutella, usually give you the cheap PC chocolate spread. I've been there a few times...hoping it will be better, but meh nothings changed.

Go to cafe crepe...much much better. Service is better and loads of toppings on whatever crepe you order. As for value...well their prices are higher than crepe cafe and you get way less food. BLAH!!

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Great Price Great Food
By foodiejunkie of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

It's easy to bypass this place. I've been on 4th Ave many times but this place always escape my eyes.

Went there for brunch. Largely serves crepe style food plus sandwiches. It was really yummy and cheap. Decent portion too! It's comparable to De Dutch but less expensive b/c the place is not so fancy. You order and pay at the counter and they bring the food to you. I'd definitely visit this place again!

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Laid back with good food
By werdnagreb of Kitsilano (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 22, 2006 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

This place has the best crepes in Vancouver. The food is excellent, all the veggies and fruits they use are fresh. Unlike some other crepe restaurants (eg- Cafe Crepe), a single crepe here fills me up.

The owners are always very nice and greet you with a smile. Also, the service is surprisingly prompt.

A minor quibble is that the tables are not very comfortable.

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Cozy Shack, it takes you back.
By technicality of South Van (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 9, 2006 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

That's seriously what I thought the first time I went there. Well. Technically it wasn't the first time, because they were closed when I wanted to stop by for a coffee, but that's beside the point. Its like a small cafe along the coast if you visit Italy, but its located in Kits. The open air just leaves you wanting to stay there for the rest of the day. I had a latte and their Black Forest Ham sandwich. They call it a sandwich, but I'd take it as a panini any day. Delicious. The foccacia is always fresh made and the latte, a little more bitter than I'd like, but still great with the panini. Gypsy Rose is the place to go if you're in the area.

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Ripped off bank account!
By crepelover of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

Went in here for a crepe. Tried the "nutella" and banana. As mentioned in previous reviews-was given the PC brand chocolate spread (blah!!!!!). If they're selling it as NUTELLA spread-they should serve Nutella! Not to mention, they also use styrofoam containers for take away containers-that take years upon years upon years to decompose (if ever!). I paid via debit card. I set the debit machine down right away after punching in all of my data and hitting "OK" without looking to see if it was approved. She asked to see my card again saying that it didn't go through. After arguing with her saying that it should have gone through I finally reluctantly gave her back my card. I entered the info in again-this time without a tip!!!! I checked my account as soon as I went home and sure enough-it was put through twice! I guess it's partly my fault for not waiting to see if it was approved. I am definitely going back to get a refund even though it will cost more money in gas than what a refund is worth. After that I will NEVER eat here again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Only order the crepes
By tingting of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

I went here for breakfast a few days ago and requested two sunny side up eggs with my strawberry crepe. The cook agreed and charged me 2 dollars PER egg. Ridiculous, but I was craving eggs. Anyway, the crepe was really good, but I'm no expert on crepes and am easily pleased. The "sunny side up" eggs on the other hand, let me tell you, were awful. Unrecognizable. I don't know what he did but they seemed half scrambled whites with the yokes covered in raw whites. Absolutely the most awful eggs I've ever encountered.

In terms of ambiance, I think it appears really amateurish. The counter is mostly empty and they have a huge back-kitchen that's really messy (you have to walk through to get to the bathroom). The complimentary water jug and cups always seem a bit dirty too. I don't really like the atmosphere. Ultimately, if I ever go here again I'll only order crepes and get them to go.

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