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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 #122 of 2,805 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant little diner. If you saw it from the outside you probably wouldn't go in and the inside is nothing to write home about just a typical diner. Breakfast delicious - I had a Benny with avocado, spinach, bacon and blue cheese -which I couldn't eat fast enough,delicious! Just as well as if you don't eat all your meal you... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate there for breakfast. The outside is nothing to rave about, the seating area is rather small, but the interior ambiance of the place is unique, with photos of celebrities covering the walls. We were there early on Canada Day, so the place was not crowded. Our friendly waiter had the time to chat and tell us a little... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This local secret is a unique experience to say the least. Prepare to be insulted and abused by the entertaining staff while they dish out some of the best comfort food and breakfasts in the city. Introducing friends and out of town visitors to the Elbow Room for the first time is always good for a laugh that won't soon... More

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Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews 257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were staying at a hotel just off Robson Street, and found the Elbow Room Café by Yelping a breakfast place that isn't too far away. It turned out to be quite a walk on a cold, drizzly morning, but I'm glad we had breakfast there because the food is very good and the house rules and the waitress's insults... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good banter, good food and an enjoyable breakfast to set us up for our first day in Vancouver. Worth a visit if you're hungry and in the neighbourhood.

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canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As a party of eight, one of whom was a one year old, we were all very, very satisfied with our food. We had a fantastic luncheon, all of us and they were huge meals except the grilled cheese selection, but luckily the quesadilla was so large that Bob helped his wife to finish her meal and was satisfied. Important,... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a fun experience. The breakfast was amazing and had huge portions. Make sure to finish your food, though or you'll get a good roasting.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My partner and I are huge foodies, we love to try new places. my partners brother insisted we try out the Elbow Room, and to be prepared. We arrived at 10:30am, only had to wait 10 minutes before we were seated. Very cute! pretty close together table wise so make sure you're not claustrophobic! Our waitress came to take our... More

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Patrick rules will crack you up, but he is such a character and so much fun. The food is great, portions are big. Worth the wait if there is one.

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Bogota, Colombia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Go early to avoid the crowd. This place has mighty fine food with a very solid amount of selections. The hardcore atmosphere and quirkiness is wonderful. The jalepeno sourdough bread was phenomenal as well as the waiter.

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