The evil vapors of the Hallmark Poultry plant and the nearby Westcoast Reduction facility enveloped me as I strode purposefully down Franklin St. to tiny JB's Sandwich Bar.No hookers out front...good! Just barely maintaining my appetite, I pushed open the door to the cafe located beneath a rooming house in a very industrial area of East Vancouver. Being past the "lunch rush" the joint was dead. Mike, the owner and cook,(and everything else) happily pointed to the menu items listed on the wall in homey, DIY felt pen and cardboard. Standard Chinese-Canadian fare is listed there at bargain prices. Mike limits his offerings to a few sandwiches (Roast beef, Denver, Reuben), a burger and a small selection of Chinese dishes (fried rice, stir-fry etc) and an all day breakfast.Oh yeah...JB's is also the home of the $1 fried egg sangy. Broke? There's your breakfast! Everything is homemade and seemingly prepared with pride. No frills, decent stuff in slightly weird setting. I wonder what previous incarnations this space has had. Has potential, if not for the wretched odors outside...Hmmm. Anyways, the food. I had the Super Deluxe Burger $5.75 incl homecut fries! Not bad at all. Good fries especially. Would order it again. I also ordered a BBQ pork fried rice to go. I watched him whip it together in a wok in the open front part of the kitchen. Happily, everything seemed pretty fresh that he added to the rice. He insisted I try some before he wrapped it up. Again, not bad. Not bad at all. I believe that dish was 6 bucks for a big portion. If you're in the mood for a cheap meal circa 1965, try JBs. Ol Mike a good guy and he's not half bad in the kitchen.
This place is awesome, all the food here is homemade, including fries!
The sandwiches are always fresh, they're big, they're good, and they're less than $4.00 each. (Great deal)
They have Chinese food, very delicious, with a very good Chinese chef cooking up specials every day, about $5.00 each meal!
They serve all-day breakfast for under $3.00, and most of their beverages are under $2.00.
They have some nice deals here, and you can pretty much get away with a big meal, and a drink for under $10.00
This place opens from Mon - Sat (6:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.)