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210-150 Esplanade W | Between Chesterfield and Lonsdale on Esplanade West, above the Shoppers Drug Mart, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 1A3, Canada
+1 604-971-5108
08:00 - 20:00
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North Vancouver, BC
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tao has a full menu to order from or prepared items to go. Soup options including a really good raw borscht or cooked options like mushrooms cauliflower cilantro. You can also pick up snacks like kale chips, macaroons or staples like nuts and spices. Everything is organic, vegan, and wheat free and delicious. They also make cold pressed juices and... More 

Thank RSB_8
Tampa, Florida
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cafe Tao was near where I was staying. I was walking around the area and the exterior signs intrigued me so I stopped in. The selection is amazing: the coffee was a connouisser's delight. I had breakfast and a juice at Cafe Tao everyday I was in North Vancouver. The dishes are definitely prepared with care and love! Cafe Tao... More 

Thank B A
TaoOrganics, Owner at Cafe by Tao, responded to this review

Hello B, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our café! We hope to see you again the next time you are in Vancouver. :) Regards, Agathe and The Tao Team More 

North Vancouver
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It just happened one day that whilst doing some community service with a colleague (a vegan, for the record, I am not) and she said the place is great. We paid a visit. We had the privilege to meet the owner and she is an absolute delight, a great lady. I have to say I bought some product and it... More 

Thank D G
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The food here is simply Excellent! As soon as you enter the place, the wonderful smells surround you. There is so much on the menu to choose from and all of the choices are good for you. What a relief and delight it was for myself being vegan and gluten free, to have so many amazing, beautiful choices. Our food... More 

Thank CMClip
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were 4 for a girlfriend birthday lunch. The place is very small, we were very lucky to find a table. It s bizarre how the space is organize, there is a refrigerator with drinks where they could easily put more tables.. The food was excellent, you have to order at the counter. I had the coconut lentil soup it... More 

Thank grousse
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The dining area is small, but not unpleasant. The Rawsagna for $9.00 was very good, not THAT small. However, the actual size of the piece of cake on the menu was very disappointing. I wanted to say something, but it's not the person at the counter's fault. Please do something about the cake slice size.

Thank Robert M
Vancouver, Canada
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169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

If you are a vegetarian, vegan or into raw, healthy food this is probably the best and only place on the North Shore. My girlfriend and I had lunch here and we both enjoyed our meals. I had the yummy coconut lentil soup that came with homemade crackers and wild rice salad. All the ingredients are fresh. It is reasonably... More 

Thank Melanie E
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My partner and I walked in and we were greeted by the owner. If you are a healthy nut like me you'll love it. 100% organic, yummy smoothies, raw food and desserts. It also has a market so you can get fresh ingredients. They even make their own sported almond butter, tahini and coconut butter. Coffee is organic, bird friendly... More 

1 Thank Laura L
Sarnia, Canada
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Raw Vegan and GF - had the falafel wrap and 2 different treats. a macaroon and a pumpkin blueberry muffin. such great options to choose from and it a good location. Check it out

Thank mbsspr
Surrey, Canada
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I stop by Café by Tao when I am in North Vancouver. I love it! It is Organic, Raw and a Healthy Café. I always ordered usually the same thing, usually, but not always! ha! and I also purchase menu items to go! Today, I was there, and the friendly and helpful gentleman from Kenya helped me. The lady came... More 

1 Thank terrim183462

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210-150 Esplanade W | Between Chesterfield and Lonsdale on Esplanade West, above the Shoppers Drug Mart, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-971-5108

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