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Calhoun's Bakery Cafe

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3035 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2G9, Canada
+1 604-737-7062
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This erstwhile mecca for students and those who work remotely has taken a serious nose dive in the last few years. While the room remains the same, with big farmhouse style tables and lots of space to spread out and work, the formerly delectable selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, and hot entrees has dwindled to an embarrassingly empty cooling counter... More 

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Thank studystudystudy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I like this cheese cake. So good:) And tea is good, though it is tea bug. In the noon on Sunday noon. Free wifi is available, there is a patch of paper on the cash register.

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Thank AnchobiLearn
Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Calhoun's is the perfect place to study. That's well known among the students though, because it's quite difficult to get a table here in the later hours. Food is pay-as-you-grab. With a wide selection of warm meals and bakery goods. Warm drinks are prepared by baristas in front of you. A purchase is necessary to renew the wifi-password every 3... More 

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Thank Meister2112
Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I had good memories of this place from 2011. This experience didn't measure up. I had a dry, potato-heavy pie; my partner hada cheap mayonaise-saturated salad. Neither worth the price. Didn't bother with the coffee. Staff smiled, but disengaged. Give it a miss. Lots of much better places in this area.

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Thank MykieHamiltonL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I go to Calhoun's occasionally (not sure why I've given it more than one chance), but each time I am terribly disappointed by the slow and rude service. It generally takes the people who work there 5-10 minutes to start to serve you even though there is nobody else in line. Food is good, but the service blows. I don't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Good place to work or study. Lunch ok. Ambiance +. Try cheesecake ( Newyork ) rainy days work place .Quiet for reading. Recommend to try.

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Thank Orkun T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Calhoun's used to be a great spot years ago where you could go and get a big cup of coffee and chill out with your friends. The joke was you needed a laptop to get in since most patrons sit for hours on end with their 'bottomless' coffee working on school assignments. Now it has more of a ski lodge... More 

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Thank LongWayAcross
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Popped in to visit a friend. It had been a go to for years and was looking forward to it. However it was tired, messy, cheesecake was stale and pizza mushy. Bathroom in disarray and door broken. Won't be back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This café I believe is open 24 hours a day ... it is essentially a place for UBC students to study whenever they want. We had a couple of beers (Stanley Park beers) which were OK ... the food looked like typical Student café AKA mediocre. The ambiance was interesting and the service was slow. Basically nothing special.

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Thank METRUN360
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Snacks and tea for the three of us: $25.00 Being able to meet friends later in the evening at a place that wasn't going to close and didn't care how long we sat talking on their patio: priceless

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Thank Marcia M

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 3035 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-737-7062

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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