Cafe - Vancouver Restaurants

 

Caffe Artigiano (Burnaby)

Caffe Artigiano (web site, map, 4359 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada, phone: 604-473-2180) is a coffee house / cafe with several locations around Vancouver. They are famous for their award winning specialty coffees. The manager of the Burnaby location, Sammy Piccolo, is a Canadian Barista champion, and several-time medal winner from the World Barista Championship.

Pictured below is the Smoked Turkey Panino ($8.49) which was really tasty, as well as a Tall Caffe Americano ($2.45). I don’t usually drink coffee, but I’m sure glad that I made the exception and tried the coffee at Caffe Artigiano!

Check out their web site for a list of their other locations in Vancouver and Calgary.

Smoked Turkey Panino ($8.49) and Tall Caffe Americano ($2.45) from Caffe Artigiano in Burnaby.

Smoked Turkey Panino ($8.49) and Tall Caffe Americano ($2.45) from Caffe Artigiano in Burnaby.

Caffe Artigiano on Urbanspoon

13,893 views - Posted Monday, September 29th, 2008

 

Boulangerie La Parisienne (Bakery in Yaletown)

Boulangerie La Parisienne (map, visitor reviews, 1076 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-684-2499) is a French bakery located in the upscale Yaletown neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. This casual bakery/cafe serves delicious sandwiches and tempting desserts. I’ve really enjoyed tasting some of their treats such as a tart filled with glazed strawberries topped with cream.

Pictured below is a chicken sandwich served in a baguette, which was around $7.00. This place has great quality food and the prices are affordable for the neighborhood.

Chicken sandwich from Boulangerie Parisienne, a French bakery and cafe in Yaletown, downtown Vancouver.

Chicken sandwich from Boulangerie Parisienne, a French bakery and cafe in Yaletown, downtown Vancouver.

Boulangerie la Parisienne on Urbanspoon

14,140 views - Posted Friday, August 29th, 2008

 

Salade de Fruits Cafe (French restaurant in Vancouver)

Salade de Fruits Cafe (web site, map, 1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada, phone 604-714-5987) is an authentic, unpretentious French restaurant that is hidden away inside the French Cultural Centre in Vancouver’s South Granville area. One of Vancouver’s “not so well kept secrets for French Food” (FoodVancouver.com), this casual bistro serves up some of the best French food in the city, but in a home-style atmosphere with friendly French (and English-speaking!) service.

Angela Murrills writes in the Georgia Straight (click here to read review):

Weekdays at noon it feels like small-town France, where everyone decamps from their office for a couple of hours during which the mark of a truly civilized country parking is free by law. A fresh-fish dish or two, grilled prawns, moules frites, quiche or a sandwich it’s all competently made, sans froufrou, and mostly under $10.

Christine G. Louie describes the food at Salade de Fruits (writing in the Peak, SFU’s student newspaper, click here to read review):

The moules et frites ($11.99) arrived with puffs of steam wafting up, the P.E.I. mussels fat, perfectly steamed little morsels sitting in the most fragrant of broths. Accompanying the pot of shiny black shells lay a stack of fresh-cooked pomme frites, still glistening from their bath of hot oil. Crispy, golden-brown, and thinly sliced, the pomme frites were perfect for dipping into the pool of broth or the little container of their homemade mayonnaise. The calamari dish came in thick ringlets, fried to a glorious golden-brown, and looking ravishingly hot. The smoked-salmon baguette was clean tasting, jazzed up with capers and sweet onions, and sandwiched in the same lovely bread. The steak dish was pounded into a thin large slab, arrived on top of a layer of gravy-smothered frites.

Wow, I love those descriptions, thanks Christine!

Pictured below is some of the food we enjoyed: the Saumon Sauvage (Wild salmon entree, around $16), the Calmars à la Nage (Calamari dish, $9.99), and the Escargots à l’Ail (snail in garlic, $5.99, a French delicacy!). My friend also ordered the T-Bone Steak served with fresh crab (not pictured), which he described as juicy and of really high quality (he’s a regular of steak places around town).

Saumon Sauvage (Wild Salmon entree, $16.99) from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Saumon Sauvage (Wild Salmon entree, $16.99) from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Calamari dish (Calmars à la Nage, $9.99) from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Calamari dish (Calmars à la Nage, $9.99) from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Escargots à lAil ($5.99) - Snail in garlic, a French delicacy! Food from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver.

Escargots à l'Ail ($5.99) - Snail in garlic, a French delicacy! Food from Salade De Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver.

Fresh baguette (French bread) included with the meal at Salade de Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Fresh baguette (French bread) included with the meal at Salade de Fruits French restaurant in Vancouver

Salade de Fruits Cafe on Urbanspoon

33,474 views - Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2008