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Paul's Place Omelettery Restaurant

2211 Granville St
Vancouver, BC V6H3G1
Tel: (604) 737-2857
Neighbourhood: West Side

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Best Breakfast Lunch Place in town
By kemper of SoGra (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

This is the place for great breakfast and lunch. Good prices, consistent service, an expansive menu and the Ultimate Club Sandwich anywhere. Enjoy!

PS be prepared to wait in line on the weekends between 11 and 1

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satisfying breakfast
By cha of Richmond (22 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

We went there on Friday morning past 9 am and the place was not at all crowded. The service was prompt. I ordered Huevos Ranchero (poached eggs w panfries on tortilla);my husband, Meatlover's omellette. He found the omellette flavourful but greasy. If they removed excess oil from the cooked meat, it would have been better. Luckily my meal was excellent. Lots of flavour and the crispy toasted tortilla added interesting texture. The server came and refilled our coffee many times. Very attentive (it may not happen when the place is packed on regular weekend). If you like it spicy, don't miss their hot sauces. The light coloured one is the hot one - be careful, it could burn your tongue. Paul's Place is definitely a solid breakfast institution - you will leave full and satisfied.

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incredible breakfast spot
By cole of south granville, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 11:24am [Dine in]

Certainly my favorite breakfast spot in Vancouver. The meals are quality with large, large portions. It's rare that you find a place with high quality ingredients and large portions. Even the coffee is pretty good! Highly recommend. The only downfall are the line-ups on weekends...

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Nothing great here
By foodcritic1000 of Vancouver (Kerrisdale) (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 10:33pm [Dine in]

Nothing different or great here, grease served up in a dish

I said I never would go back and never have !! so proud of myself

Its up there with Whitespot and IHOP

I wish they would get a french chef in there to make some real cuisine

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food is good , service is missing altogether
By breakyguy of kits vancouver (26 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 2, 2010 - 11:53am [Dine in]

Went to pauls last weekend and each time we go the service gets worse. The place is packed and we waited 15 minutes to get in, no problem.... while waiting the three servers just stand by the stairs and talked to each other about nothing... 30 people waiting to sit and a full restaurant and they had nothing to do, finally the owner or manager came by and had to ask them to ring up some bills...
table service is really lacking, atmosphere is only good cause the place is packed. food is a bit above average but the service is so bad you'd be better off walking to the kitchen yourself.
so many other good places to go i wouldnt bother with this one again

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Try the 1306
By sammo5815 of Burnaby (19 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

Whenever we go into Vancouver, we make a point of going to Paul's Place Omelettery for the 1306 Shitake (mushroom) omelette. Try it with a bit of mild or hot sauce. It's to die for. We try to get to this restaurant at least every three months but found our service this time to be extremely slow. Even though the omelette is delicious, if we were in a hurry, I would certainly think twice about going there. We haven't tried the other foods since we go there specifically for the 1306 shitake omelette.

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Took my wife to Granville Island but no breakfast was available
By Michael in van of Vancouver suburb (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

So we found this place and the price was right too! The eggs Benedict is good, however the side of fruits was a disaster. If you order any eggs benedicts, be prepared to have sloppy fruit sides as 'garnish and colour contrast'. Are you kidding me? They sliced half an orange and stabbed it in a skewer with other fruits including a large slice of pineapple uncut from the rind. What kind of presentation is that? When I mentioned it to the kind blondie waitress (she was actually super cute), I could hear the staff conversation quite clearly from the kitchen. We were the only customers in the restaurant, so yes we heard every single word. Half the plate is fruits yet I heard the kitchen say "it't not meant to be eaten". Thanks for ruining an almost good experience.

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Smaller Servings
By zyzygyz of Shaughnessy (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 2:05am [Dine in]

I was here back in March after a 24-hour fast. The service, the portions, and the quality of the food were outstanding. Went back in June after their change in management, and the omelette was conspicuosly smaller, the coffee refills were down to one, the service was a bit more lax, and the waitress a bit more matter-of-fact.

Still great ambiance, great background music (mostly 60's pop during my last visit, but there was lots of edgy stuff from the same era, so why not throw it in sometimes), and the 'girls' seemed to be enjoying their work.

Don't self-destruct by getting chintzy on the portions. People DO notice, and they WILL stop coming. It's a classic case of being penny wise and pound foolish. Stick with what made you successful in the first place.

Your customers are not stupid. They really do notice when the sizzle has replaced the steak. Numbers 1 and 2 in your mission statement should read:

1. Respect the Customer
2. Give the Customer what he / she wants, not as little as you think you can get away with.

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Restaurant Makeover Vancouver edition?
By foodismylife of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

As per one of the previous reviewer's review, it does look like Restaurant Makeover has come in to do a makeover. I haven't been here since last spring, and it looks like a new restaurant, very contemporary whereas it was hopelessly stuck in the 80's before.

When I was asking if Restaurant Makeover had come in (they hadn't), the server said that the restaurant has new owners and that they had the renos done. The place looks great! Apparently they will be opening in the evening for dinner soon, serving Greek food! Can't wait to try it, I love Greek!

My omelet was delicious and my friends enjoyed their breakfasts, didn't look like there was anything new on the menu other than fresh juices.

It was busy, as always, but it was only a 5 minute wait, service was friendly, and prompt.

Can't wait until it's open in the evening, to try the Greek food!

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Unimpressed
By plushpuppy of Kitsilano (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 28, 2008 - 10:31am [Dine in]

The service was lousy and the food was just so-so. The ran out of fruit and allegedly ran out of hashbrowns but could still make french fries.

The server was rude and not good at her job. I will never go here again.

My partner order a breakfast that came with a fruit cup and he had to ask for a substution instead of being offered one.

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do not go if you respect yourself
By ctnw of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:42am [Dine in]

This place has been for some reason overrated by locals.It does not live to your excpectations of what it claims itself to be.Very cheesy decor and the service is the worst part..Arrogant ,indifferent ,sloppy ,codescendent servers, and also you may note that all ppl that work there have something weird about them.Maybe that is why they appear arrogant or altogether indifferent.Sloppy service.Food is NOT what it claims to be. Many items are or smaller or overdone.Example:if you order breakfast potatoes will most probably be overdone to the point of being totally overfried.Often ppl have to wait to be seated.I wonder what makes this place so popular..You may get better value for your money at Joe's grill down West 4th ,they are awesome and servers actually behave like humans and not like weird aliens who just smoked some stuff before they went to work..and they do not look at you as some second sort of being
if you respect YOURSELF do not go to Paul's place,because it sucks.

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what the F!
By hungryforfood1125 of burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

I was really excited to eat at the omlettry after hearing great reveiws from my friends. However, I went during prime breakfast hour, understandable that there was a wait. We put our names on the waiting list, but someone went in when they called our name and we didn't notice, so we let the hostess know and she said she would give us the next table that came up. Then, after calling in other names, i asked her about our table, she shrugged us off and pointed to a small cramped table. I didn't mind because i was hungry for tasty omlettes, and a table's a table. Since the whole ordeal took 30 minutes to seat us, i had to refill my parking meter. I left for ten minutes and came back hoping my friend had atleast placed our order, but he said no one helped him, he tired to wave someone over but the waiter refused and said he could only take one order at a time and took the table next to us order first (they had sat the same time as we did). By that point i was really appalled by their service and left. THE SERVICE IS BELOW poor. and from what I can see from the reveiws the food sucks too.

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WHAT???
By angry of Fairveiw (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

Maybe it's me; after hearing Raving Reviews by word of mouth, we decided to NOT go to De Dutch one day, & try Paul's Place instead; it was closer to 1pm & we ordered The Special Omelette(Sundried Tomatos/Spinach/Feta); The Greek Delight - NOT.
Unfortunately the Eggs were not cooked, & the Omelette was absolutely TASTELESS, we wondered HOW POSSIBLY with these Ingredients this could be true, but it was.
We were starving & had to make an appointment so we ate it anyway, maybe it was horrible because it was The Special, & they make too many of them in a day; whichever, we do not think we would give it another shot as the bill was $19 before tip.

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Gone downhill....
By macutty of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

I've been frequenting Paul's for more than 5 years and I must say things have seriously gone downhill. I believe that "Paul" has departed and the remaining staff really don't care like they used to. The staff seem to be made up of street kids or something trying to get a new start in life and the customer service skills leave much to be desired.

On my most recent visit I asked for change for the meter and was told to go around and park out back (the lot that's always full). When I stated I was in a hurry and just needed change they reluctantly gave in and nearly scolded me saying "next time park out back". As well I probably couldn't have paid my server to smile (tips are earned not entitled) and when I order my favorite, TOP Eggs as the special I specified a large orer (2 slices of bread) and was served a small only to be told after my food came that they dont do larges of the special (would have been nice if she told me that at the time of my order). They offerd to bring me a second for full price which would have meant a $17 breakfast so I switched my order to a Zimmer which came quickly, but was obviously slapped together by a bitter cook as I eat them regularly and this was not up to usual standards.

Another gripe: the kitchen refuses to alter any recipe's. I came regularly for the TOP eggs (tomatoe, onions, peppers on rye with cream cheese) which is very similar to the zimmer, but a couple years back they removed it from the menu and absolutely refuse to make it unless its on the specials board. Hey guys: the customer is always right, not your arrogant cooks. I could see if it was a cost thing, but the ingedients are the same as many other dishes, so it comes down to not caring what the customer wants.

In the end, I do go back because the food is great, they just need to fire most of the staff and replace them with people who posses customer service skills rather than street kids looking like they're still trying to kick their drug habits.

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about the omelets here...
By Avocado of West End (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 4:04am [Dine in]

Sorry to post twice but i many ppl here seemed disappointed with the omelets here. That might be because these are not the fluffy-spongy omelets. The Omletery makes crepe-like omelets that are lightly cooked. For me it is the only way.

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Good every time
By nibbler of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 3, 2006 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

We are so happy that we have Paul's Place to fall back on. We know that every time we go there the food and the service will be excellent. There is usually a wait to be seated, (sometimes up to 1/2 hr), but after you give your name you can leave and browse the neighbouring shops while you wait. My favourite is a 1/2 order of seafood eggs benedict with asparagus, and the fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice is very good. I would guess the reason there are not more reviews on this great restaurant is because us regulars don't want it even busier than it already is! :)

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