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The Gallery Cafe @ the VAG

#201 of 2,898 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
+1 604-688-2233
09:00 - 21:00
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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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West Coast, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restful place where you can choose a full meal or snack. The room is spacious and charming. The staff are very experienced. They do not have table service but they have a buffet from which you can choose and then carry your tray to the spot that pleases you. I like the banquettes along the wall. Very... More 

Thank reader23
Montreal, Canada
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226 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more could you ask for on a bright sunny September day than having lunch on this terrace after visiting the gallery. This beautiful setting was only matched by the quality of the food. Paninis and salads were fresh and delicious.

Thank JPGG
Abbotsford, Canada
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They always have gluten free choices as well as varied choices. For example I had a gluten free Vietnamese Tuna lunch with an eggnog capaccino. It is cafeteria style, and the tables are crowded together, but I really enjoy eating here. And the price is reasonable.

Thank 34oceanspirit
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 37 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 7 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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18 reviews
10 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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

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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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