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Giovane Cafe & Wine Bar

#125 of 3,020 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Coal Harbour
Bakery, Bistro, Wine Bar
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1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia v6c 0b9, Canada
+1 604-695-5501
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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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  • 43
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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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
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We were staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim so this was an easy choice for a later dinner since it is in the hotel. I mentioned it was my husband's birthday and a few moments later the hostess appeared with Prosecco for the adults. We enjoyed their delicious thin crust pizza and finished the meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Elizabeth W
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Middleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim so this was an easy choice for a later dinner since it is in the hotel. I mentioned it was my husband's birthday and a few moments later the hostess appeared with Prosecco for the adults. We enjoyed their delicious thin crust pizza and finished the meal with the best tiramisu we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I highly recommend going here for dessert! This cafe is in the heart of Coal Harbour and offers beautiful baked goods as well as a casual cafe style food menu. They also have a liquor license so you can enjoy a nice glass of wine with a slice of cake at any time of day (they are open late as... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to check this Cafe out with another couple. We all enjoyed our meals which consisted of various sandwiches, salads, soup and pizza. We were treated to amazing caramel cheesecake for dessert on the house due to a mix up in our order. If not for that, it would have been quite expensive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

great for coffee and pastry. If you want to have a nice breakfast that's also a great option. Deserts are absolutely awesome.

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51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We still come here for their chocolate puff pasty, not so much because it's amazing as much as it's just become something of a tradition when we are in town. The lunch is perfectly serviceable, better than average, but nothing special. The prices are high but not insanely so. The location is very convenient near the waterfront. It's a very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was a really good place to relax and enjoy your drink with tasty pastries. The quality of desserts were really good. It takes them while to prepare your hot drink, but don't finish up your pastry, it's worth a wait.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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186 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Located near the Convention Center, Giovane was a pleasant discovery. The bright yellow "G" at the entrance attracted us and a group of us decided to have lunch. It was superb. The food was tasty, well-prepared, and reasonably priced. I returned the next day for breakfast, and was delighted. The breakfast sandwich was freshly made with superb ingredients, and it... More 

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Sherwood Park
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73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was at the Convention Centre for a show and this spot was recommended. We first came for lunch and that was great. I also had breakfast here a couple days and the breakfast sandwich and fruit bowl were great too. Their lattes are also very tasty. I will go back here when I return to Vancouver.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just had a VERY good dinner at Giovane Cafe. Surprisingly, it wasn't crowded. They had a set $28.00 "dine out" menu that consisted of 3 courses (fine dining) and it was delicious. Very pleased!

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Vancouver
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Every year my mother sends me for Christmas a huge, delicious, traditional Panettone, the official sweet bread of my city, Milan. This year she could not so my girlfriend was so nice to go and buy one for me. Giovane, a nice place that sounds kind of Italian, inside the nicest hotel of Vancouver, advertises Panettone! Perfect! My girlfriend, that... 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>  > Coal Harbour
  • Neighborhood: Coal Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 604-695-5501

Price and Cuisine

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

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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