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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is for sure a must go spot if you still have a sense of humour. Laughed the whole meal through and the breakfast was great as well.

Thank Meander816032
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Thelma, New Yorker, The Bryan and Big Ben. All of us enjoyed our breakfast. Considered quite a huge portion for us. Should have ordered one add on hash brown instead of two. Price is also reasonable. Less than $80 before tips. Free flow...More

Thank whycb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the f$-#ing best and most f$@&n' fun place to have breakfast I've ever experienced. Don't take young chdren past the infant stage, but do go.

Thank SilvertonChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food. Be prepared to line up for a table. Well worth the wait. Quirky little place with an apt name. Food was great and portion sizes are good. The “Thelma” was very tasty!

Thank CanadaAbu
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

If you don't have a sense of humor don't go. The breakfast is the best I've ever had and I have had some good ones. Nelson is a really cool guy and full of great info. The portions are big and I mean big the...More

Thank Travelingatty24
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Love this place, good value meals, we had breakfast and there was a great selection, with good coffe. But the main reason you go there is for the staff, you’ll enjoy a great meal, at good value, with plenty of laughs.

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We live around the area and this place is very popular. So much so that there is a long wait by the time we reached at 10am. Awesome hearty breakfast. They are know for their humongous 12 inch pancakes. Went there twice a week for...More

Thank LarEme65
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Found Elbow Room almost by error when in Vancouver and asked Google Breakfast near me. Came up with Elbow Room and Eclectic Menu & Sarcastic Staff. Well who could resist so off we went, on arrival asked if we were from Glasgow as there were...More

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Loved the fun atmosphere from the staff at the Elbow Room - they kept us laughing! The breakfast was huge and definitely good value for money. Was told there can be a line, but it's worth it for an entertaining and filling breakfast

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to the Elbow Room (on and off) for the last 16 years. Most occasions when I’m in town with work or on vacation I like to visit. The menu is a fun read and with plenty of choices for all appetites and...More

Thank FlyGeordie
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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December 28, 2016|
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December 28, 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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