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Argo Cafe

1836 Ontario St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 876-3620
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Ranked #297 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're a lover of old-style truck stops, you'll be in heaven here - plus the food is awesome and cheap. I had a wonderfully fresh spinach salad there the other day and the best pea soup I've ever had in a restaurant. The variety is great - from greasy spoon to Chinese to healthy Service is fast, real, friendly... More

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This looks like a "hole in the wall" from the outside. But inside, it is a different story. The people that work there, as well as the people who run the restaurant, are most friendly and helpful. The service is great and the prices are reasonable. The breakfasts are delicious -- the breakfast sandwich is great, as are the ham... More

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North Vancouver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stopped at the Argo as our daughter works nearby... and glad we did! The daily menu was impressive for folks who wish to have their "best" meal mid-day. We enjoyed simpler fare... burger with fries, clubhouse sandwich but our daughter ordered one of her favourites... spicy lamb on noodles. The staff here have excellent style... they've obviously been dancing this... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found this lovely cafe for breakfast one morning, our favourite was the breakfast burrito. The coffee, hot chocolate and Iced Chai were also really good. Fantastic value for money too.

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Vancouver, Bc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have eaten here time and time again and have never had anything less than spectacular. Restaurant is a little hole in the wall mostly servicing a warehouse district; open only until 4pm Mon to Fri. And they only take cash. The chef is a master with meat. Sure to melt in your mouth. And I think the most expensive... More

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NORTH VANCOUVER
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Saw this place on "You gotta eat here". So I packed up the kids as soon as we could and headed down on a Pro-D day as it is only open M-F, 7-4. "CASH ONLY". I didn't know about the cas only so after our meal (Kirby, I believe) let me run over to the AthletesVillage to get some cash.... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Saw this gem on a food show (Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives). Me and 2 buddies went in at lunch to check out this hilarious little place. 80's booths all over, menu written on chalk boards on the walls. Free soup with every meal. 2 of us ordered the mexican poutine on fries... Amazing flavor, not too grease, nice size portion.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Argo's interior has not significantly changed since the previous Greek owner opened it as a worker's lunch face well over 30 years ago. Not retro; just as it always was--Formica and chrome. As I don't know of any other cafe in Vancouver so visually fixed in time it is worth a visit on this ground alone. The current owner... More

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Trumbull, CT
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

We stopped off for lunch at the Argo Coffee Shop. It was much more than a coffee shop, they had lots of great sandwiches and wine. We were able to order yummy food that suited everyone in our party, including those with allergies and vegetarians/vegans. We sat in the outdoor space of this cozy cafe and were serenaded by a... More

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