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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 685-3628
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Ranked #152 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Canadian
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

always a favorite when we come down. So close to our favorite places to see. Our sons didn't like being called princesses but that is the uniqueness of the place

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I took a couple of friends into the restaurant, mind you I have not been back for a while, this place is going to become one of my favorite places to go for breakfast or lunch . Went it fully knowing about the attitude, however my friends were not, and I let them experience it the way it was meant... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of my favorite places to have breakfast. Cheeky and fun along with a great menu. The prefect place to sooth a weekend hangover.

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The most entertaining breakfast I have ever had! The running commentary by the waiter had me in stitches! He said exactly what he thought -which is refreshing. The food was hearty and delicious. You would not know by the outside just how fabulous all is in the inside. Go -you won't be disappointed!

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Vancouver
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is simply amazing! I've eaten here numerous times over the past 8 years and I love it every time. The thing that makes The Elbow Room special is the service. Patrick, who is a co-owner is also the most entertaining waiters you'll ever have the privilege of meeting. He is beyond fabulous in the most flamboyant way and... More 

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edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What a brilliant place to eat and meet. Fantastic attitude, fabulous food what more can you ask for. We visited twice during our stay and frankly would have gone back more often were it not for the our working schedule though not sure Patrick would see that as a valid excuse!

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Best breakfast of our Vancouver trip! The food was great, but even more important is the environment that fosters laughs and acceptance of diversity. Everybody love everybody. Humanity at it's finest - we can all learn from this special place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I really liked this place. In sure if you didn't know what to expect going in there it would be a shock but they do provide their rules on the menu for a reason. This place is kind if refreshing because as someone who works in the service industry sometimes you'd love to say what they say!! I really enjoyed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We always try to visit the Elbow Room Cafe for breakfast when we're in Vancouver. It's a "one off" place. Patrick (owner) told us that Studio 58 are actually going to make a stage play about it. The language is normally very colourful, political correctness takes a back seat and complete strangers and regulars are randomly insulted. Some get it,... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Have been here a couple times for breakfast and our group of 4 has never had a bad meal. We also enjoy the "friendly" banter with the owner. The language can be a little colorful but consider it part of the breakfast and a show atmosphere!

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Additional Information about Elbow Room Coffee Shop

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

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