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Giovane Cafe

#277 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
French, Wine Bar
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1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
+1 604-695-5501
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from...
Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.
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  • 50
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast & coffee

A nice change from Starbucks etc (don't get me wrong, it's great too) - Gionvane's has a variety of hot breakfasts to order, or yogurts, fruit, muffins... I had a chia pudding, Italian breakfast (I think? - focaccia with bruschetta and two poached eggs) and a latte! Doesn't get much better then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mommalou4
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Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice change from Starbucks etc (don't get me wrong, it's great too) - Gionvane's has a variety of hot breakfasts to order, or yogurts, fruit, muffins... I had a chia pudding, Italian breakfast (I think? - focaccia with bruschetta and two poached eggs) and a latte! Doesn't get much better then that for a rainy, lazy, Sunday morning when... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people may already be familiar with Giovane at the Pacific Rim. Great place to have a coffee, sandwich, pizza ( the pizza.. is so so good), desserts. BUT.. did you know there was a small store at the back as well where you can buy frozen meals and candy treats? Trust me when I say you have to try... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had several meals here, great food quick and friendly service. Salads, sandwiches and pizza all excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank JohnClements1959
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your past experiences at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our salads, sandwiches and pizzas, and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane cafe More 

Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I picked up breakfast at Giovane while staying at the Pacific Rim. I grabbed some baked goods for the kids and the Italian breakfast for my husband. The kids gobbled up their muffins and my husband devoured his eggs and sausage. Coffee was fresh and tasted great. The latte I ordered was probably one of the best I've ever had.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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518 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Attracted by the by-the-glass winelist featuring Italian wines, I walked several blocks to Giovane. There I found that it is essentially a sandwich takeout with a few tables, so I moved on. The Fairmont hotel should either provide appropriate seating in order to give justice to what might be a decent menu, or should cut the over-achieving wines and dishes,... More 

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Thank MannyG2000
Vancouver, Canada
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This chic European place has phenomenal coffee and desert. I love brining business colleagues and friends here.

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Thank Oncofighter
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Had coffee there a few times but the very special thing for me was the italian breakfast I ordered on the last day of my stay at the Pacific Rim hotel where it is situated. Perfect breakfat, scrambled eggs with perfectly toasted sour dough bread, ham and a bowl of fruits with fresh orange juice and coffee.

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Thank Hulda H
Port Moody, Canada
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A fun setting to browse around while waiting for a coffee. They sell mugs and knicknacks which are a bit unusual. The Americano I drank was tasty and not unreasonably priced. My friend ate a croissant with jam and a coffee and the pastry was flaky as croissants should be. I'd go back.

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Thank JDBradshaw
Calgary
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped in for a quick breakfast. The Italian Breakfast we ordered was amazing and a third of the price we would have paid in the actual hotel or for room service. Italian bread, jam, small croissant, fresh fruit bowl PLUS eggs and bacon. Delightful!! Windows open to the street when sitting at the bar which makes for a nice... More 

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Thank PF F
Glen Allen, Virginia
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392 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stopped by here for dessert because the gelato place next door had a really long line. What a mistake. I ordered a slice of salted caramel chocolate cake. It was a whopping $12, so I expected something great. What I got was a piece of very average chocolate cake in which I could not taste the... More 

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Thank kandkwed
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit. We sincerely regret to hear our cake offerings did not meet your expectations. I welcome you to contact me directly at Tugce.Atabay@Fairmont.com should you wish to discuss your experience in further detail as we appreciate your feedback and will be certain to share with our team.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-695-5501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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.