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The Gallery Cafe @ the VAG

#208 of 2,885 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
+1 604-688-2233
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met our niece after an event downtown, and she suggested the Gallery Care @ VAG. Perfect location after an event, perfect location for good food in an unpretentious environment. Listed as local & organic, they did not disappoint for veggie and non-veggie entrees and soups/salads. Get beyond the cafeteria style & you're good to go

Thank margoloves2travel29
Squamish, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although my first visit to the gallery cafe was following a tour of the art gallery, we have since returned just for the fabulous selection of hearty salads and other gourmet lunch fare. With its open space, lovely patio and classical music, it is a perfect escape from the busy downtown. A perfect option for a remarkably high quality, quick... More 

Thank aogomes1
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102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Soup very tasty, but could have been hotter. Roast beef sandwich was terrific, as was the butter tart square. Excellent value for money.

Thank EllBru
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is delightful, I loved the food ad the desserts we shared. It's a great place to meet after you go to the gallery or not. Right downtown!!

Thank ahha2014
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's summer time you want to meet friends for a inexpensive bite to eat and perhaps a glass of wine, where do you go. I have been choosing the VAG Cafe for years and I am amazed that I can still get a table at this little gem Friday afternoon at 5:00 with out a wait. The food is healthy... More 

Thank Anonomoose13
Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

High quality, yummy but healthy food in a pleasant setting. You can sit inside or out on their patio. Served cafeteria style, so it didn't take long to get our lunch. Very popular.

Thank Barbara H
Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I ate at the gallery cafe and were very pleased. The restaurant is upstairs from the gallery and it is very quaint. The prices are reasonable adequate portions and they offer indoor seating or you can eat on their lovely patio. The had classical music playing and it was very peaceful to eat there and get away... More 

Thank Tricia M
Seattle, WA
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Many cafes in aet museums are ho hum...a place to get basic food. Not this one. Tons of choices, all all price points. Expertly prepared. You do need to go through a line but if you go for lunch, get there before noon or you be waiting a while. The best part of this cafe is the view from the... More 

Thank SunnynMark
Toronto, Canada
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460 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ate at the Gallery Cafe while visiting the VAG. It has a lovely outdoor patio in which to enjoy your lunch. It is cafeteria style but the choices of food are just excellent. For vegetarians there are lots of choices. There was a lineup when we were there as it was lunch time. However, the service at the counter... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
Vancouver, Canada
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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Gallery Cafe is quite simply a hidden gem right in the middle of downtown Vancouver. I refer to it as my urban oasis and love nothing more than sitting on their expansive patio on a summer day while just reading and relaxing. And don't let the line-up fool you - they move things through pretty darn quickly and while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-2233

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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 Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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