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Cafe Zen

#444 of 2,905 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, Canadian, American
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1631 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
+1 604-731-4018
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious eggs benedict with all different flavours/choices to have. Nice selection of teas and juices. Prices were very reasonable for the city. My dad was particularly impressed with the music.. they played the Who so he was all set. Staff were nice, friendly & attentive and the place was clean. Highly recommend if you like eggs Benedict.

Thank Melanie M
Del Mar, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I always bring my son here when I visit Vancouver. He's studying at UBC and never turns down a chance to have breakfast here. Traditional breakfasts including egg benes, omelettes, potatoes etc. we've been so many times ❤

Thank Susie T
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went here for brunch and was not disappointed. Had the lumberjack breakfast!! Tons of food and very good. Eggs Benny was very god and seemed that everyone around us was ordering it. You will enjoy this restaurant.

Thank Bart_simpsonCanada
Sechelt, BC
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Breakfast served all day! Eggs Benny Chorizo, Eggs Benny Florentine with Gluten free bread and A Savory Greek crepe were ordered. All came with their cube potato fries. Excellent service. The restaurant serves til 4 pm. We were happy to have hand crafted Americano, latte and chia latte. Will return Hands Down! bravo!

1 Thank Brenda R
Ahmedabad, India
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great food and taste. These people really know what they are best at. I will definitely go there again and recommend it to my friedns for sure.

Thank Navdeepmehta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have lived in Kits for 3 years and have tried this place a bunch of times but I never remember being as disappointed as I was last week. I ordered the classic eggs benny with hasbrowns. 1. Ham on benny was a very thin slice of what I can only assume is a low grade sandwich meat 2. Hollandaise... More 

Thank Krizia G
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Excellent, delicious food and a good selection - crepes, omelettes, pancakes. The super chunky potatoes which come with some dishes are their specialty and can't be missed. Highly recommended - also it's close to the beach, playground, Boat House, Paradiso icecreams (*****) and the next door to Paradiso Sushi shop (*****). It's a lovely corner of Van where you can't... More 

Thank Humphry E
London, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe Zen was once my reliably-perfect, poached egg destination 100% (now, it's 99.9%). I usually go early on Saturday mornings and when I once said "runny yolks and solid whites" the server joked "of course; there's no other way!" No other way... until this Sunday morning. I ordered my usual 2 poached eggs and my husband ordered a Lumberjack Special.... More 

Thank 56Red
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

First morning had a Mediterranean Crepe- delicious, came with has browns, second morning a scramble- also very good- Service good both times- the second despite being very busy- Nice atmosphere....

Thank crg505
Sw Grand Mound,
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had the BC bennies... so yummy!!! Hollandaise sauce is deelish!!! It's a busy lil place... expect to wait before being seated. A nice lil place close to Kits beach

Thank Melodie E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-4018

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

Neighbourhood Profile
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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