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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

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) #1 of 98 Coffee & Tea in Vancouver #108 of 3,293 Places to Eat in Vancouver $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
+1 604-685-3628
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“eggs benny” (5 reviews)
“verbal abuse” (5 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

There are many comments about people getting offended... Don't think they know the history of The Elbow Room. When located off Robson, it was well know for sarcastic, abrupt waiters. You were luck if you got one that added humour. Also had a don't complain...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I finally had the chance to experience everything that is The Elbow Room. Be prepared to get attitude and sass from the very entertaining waitstaff. I had banana bread french toast and my friend had a Benny. Both acceptable breakfast fare but...More

Thank AlexaJ1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice while in Vancouver, the food is freshly cooked and very good, as is usual in Canada the portions are rather large. The service comes with as many insults as you want, very entertaining. Give it a try but you need a...More

Thank Jantie53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here all 3 mornings we were in Vancouver. The food is homemade and fantastic! And the sass from the owner and the waiters is amusing and good fun. Nothing fancy in the coffee or tea, but the food...and you gotta...More

Thank CMP2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't been to the Elbow Room and you have a sense of humor—GO THERE! The only way I can describe it is insult comedy at breakfast. The Elbow room is a Vancouver institution. We had been there before but it had been a...More

Thank DrKoob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked the place. Good quality food with no fuzz , and Very friendly (and slightly Weird) service.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast this morning straight from a 13 hr direct flight from Australia. The instant coffee is an acquired taste with no other choices for coffee. The menu was good with a lot of options for a omelettes and your standard breaky meals. Waiter...More

Thank NinM67
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quick weekday brunch with a friend. Fun brekkie with solid, hearty, straightforward, breakfast. A dash of humour and sass gave us the experience we were seeking. Recommended to those with a thick skin and a ready smile.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside but this centrally-located Dinah suddenly has a welcome bigger than most we were seated by our friendly mail server who showed us the rules as printed on the front of the menu the stuff in this lovely...More

Thank famousactor
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Google blurb says "dishes out attitude" and "known for sarcastic service", but these are massive understatements. The server's shtick made us cringe and didn't seem very funny at the time, although it made for good stories later. At times it verged on verbal abuse....More

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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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Response from SmithyAM | Reviewed this property |
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28 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, Serves Alcohol, 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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