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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
+1 604-685-3628
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (40 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for breakfast and both were thoroughly impressed with the bacon and eggs, quite a bit of food given for what you paid. Good service and a unique menu made for an enjoyable visit.

Thank Brett R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went expecting a great deal of insults and drama but it was a quiet morning so our waiter was actually very pleasant The food was fine and plenty of it. Good place to go for breakfast!

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best breakfast menu with HUGE servings. Cheeky waiters and strong coffee - "go get your own refill" - means you're definitely going to be awake and pumping for the rest of the day. Great fun.

Thank William T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend suggested this place for breakfast and it was great! Lots of options and a list of amusing "rules" you have to follow on the menu. The price was a bit on the high side but the portions were HUGE. We definitely weren't hungry...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Our local friend suggested breakfast at the Elbow room. Extensive menu with your first coffee brought to your table however a second or third is a case get it yourself. Part of the charm of this place is the service with sarcasm you experience: if...More

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place is ok Food is good It is busy and about 10 minute wait on a Sunday. They are trying to be what I think is the new thing around town and that's a cranky and foul language cafe. They provide no service other...More

Thank travelforeverds
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place was literally around the corner from where we stayed. Stumbled on it the first day and came back the remaining two as well. Excellent food. (Absolutely perfect poached eggs the two days I ordered them.) Huge portions. Great character. And don't let some...More

Thank jdonnellatduedu
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Loads of character, extensive breakfast menu and generous servings, including bottomless tea and coffee. Fun and relaxed atmosphere and very good value - you won't need lunch after this!

Thank Jakarta68
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast twice at the Elbow Room during our stay in Vancouver. Expect to be berated in a fun way. Not for children as the banter can become X-rated. French toast was very good. Side of bacon enough for two. A fun way to start...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were looking for lunch and were directed here by our hotel. They had said it was really good American fare with an attitude. They wait staff are hysterical but the language is frequently 'X' rated. As a result I wouldn't necessarily rate this as...More

Thank 676dave
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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29 December 2016|
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Response from SmithyAM | Reviewed this property |
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29 December 2016|
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Response from Zan L | Reviewed this property |
I think they are still running ,we went there in November, they do a very good business and perhaps they went on vacation. They are not open for dinner. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-3628
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