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Giovane Cafe & Wine Bar

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia v6c 0b9, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-695-5501
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Ranked #132 of 2,802 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Bakery, Bistro, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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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Worcester, England
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You get a real sense that the customers of Giovane are a cut above the normal. Stylish, informed, educated, discerning. The coffee here is very good, the pastries fresh and appealing. A good place to watch the elite of Vancouver starting their day

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Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wide selection of charcuterie - try the spicy fennel salami - and tasty pizzas, accompanied by a Pinot Gorgot. Friendly service.

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Asked for off menu items which was accommodated with no quibble. Standard of the food exceptional. Best pizzas and toasties we've had for a long time!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whether it's a coffee break, business meeting, or to start your day, you can't go wrong at Cafe Giovane!

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Santa Monica, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in hotel, I'm thinking this is a better spot to grab coffee, tea, pasty and start the morning that dine for lunch. We had lunch, the pizza was good, thin crust but nothing special.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

They have fresh squeezed orange juice, wonderful buttermilk scone and opens at 6:00 in the morning. Well, if you are in a hurry, this may not be your first choice.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We actually come here pretty much any time we are in town because they have a chocolate puff pastry that my family absolutely adores. And the pastries and food are all reasonable, better than average but certainly not very good. But if you need a fast lunch or a hit of some sugar (and coffee or tea) and you happen... More

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I liked the availability of excellent coffee, pastries, and some excellent specials everyday. Vancouver is an expensive city and this seemed a reasonable in hotel option for good food.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice little coffee shop with bakery items in the morning and and night it's a wine bar that offers pizza's and pasta very nice

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Mesa, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We ordered some pizza and sandwiches that were very Italian and delicious! Their bakery items were also very good!

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