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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

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Cafe, Canadian
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560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
(604) 685-3628
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Excellent breakfast. Atmosphere is gay, friendly and with superb food. Service is great. There is some foul language in the signs, maybe not good for children, but all is in good fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the most unique dining experience in Vancouver! Great Food, hilarious service. Try the pancakes! Amazing, huge & delicious! Loved the owner who greets everyone and is incredibly rude and charming all at once. Best dining experience! Laughed all the way through the meal! A must try !

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yoryee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife went here for Breakfast and just had a blast with place. Even better the food was excellent, pancakes was one of the best we had even if it was a big size. Tasty, fluffy and gooood! If your around come visit and ask for a second cup of coffee...wink...wink lol.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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247 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The only reason I am giving a good rating is because everyone that had eggs was happy. Unfortunately, the reason I chose this place was in my search for great pancakes. The 6" pancake was extremely large and had very few blueberries. The pancake was thick and tasted like cake. No real maple syrup was available and no decaf coffee... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went here for breakfast while visiting Vancouver and we are so glad we did! The restaurant has these rules for you to follow and they are hysterical. It is intended to be rude and obnoxious, but it is really worth the fuss to get up and get you own coffee after the first cup!! The service was excellent and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place was great walk-by find. The food is terrific, the history is fun, the paraphenalia is fun to read...and the service...well, enjoy the service. :)

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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent breakfast. Atmosphere is gay, friendly and with superb food. Service is great. There is some foul language in the signs, maybe not good for children, but all is in good fun!

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is special. everyone in here is gay and transgender so it wonderful and so hilarious! the waiter patrick swears frequently (don't bring young children!!) you stand up and get your own water and coffee which is also very unique. the dishes are unique, i had an open faced egg white omelet with fruits inside and delicious jalapeño sour... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went for breakfast on a recommendation from a Vancouverite....thank goodness we took him up on it. Breakfast was well prepared,large serving and served with lots of humor (you get your own coffee refill and get your own water...make sure to read the rules when you first get there). Loved our waiter..very friendly and funny.

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Edson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love love love this place! We had breakfast there two mornings in a row 👌🏼 Definitely wakes you up and keeps you smiling. No lack in character!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It isn't often you leave a restaurant smiling. Yes the food was delicious but it is more than great food that leaves an impression. As the name implies the Elbow Room Cafe is a small restaurant in the middle of Vancouver. We stopped in for breakfast one day during our visit to Vancouver. We were seated quickly even with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 685-3628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?