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“Breakfast spot with TONS of character!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elbow Room Coffee Shop

Elbow Room Coffee Shop
560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 685-3628
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Ranked #162 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Breakfast spot with TONS of character!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you haven't been to the Elbow Room Cafe or taken your out of town guests here, take them stat! The staff used to be super rude but they've unfortunately toned it down now. I guess some grumps must've gone here and ruined it for the rest of us...Alright.. continuing with the review... Portions are HUGE! For carnivores I recommend The Bryan over the more masculine and beefy sounding Rocky 5, trust me on this,, other than that... GET YOUR OWN DAMN COFFEE and be ready to be made fun of!! ;)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maidenhead
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great food, service & value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Came here by recommendation & was not disappointed. The food was really good quality & there was loads of it too. Our only disappointment was that the service was too nice & we did not get told off as expected!!

Visited September 2013
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Nelson BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't bother coming here if you're stuck up or in a hurry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I love their breakfasts. There's always plenty of food and it's cooked just the way you want it. I've been coming here for years - usually for breakfast. Expect the waiters to be loud and obnoxious but they know their limits.

Only bring your kids of you are ok with them being around swearing.

Expect a great meal and if the timing is right you'll be amused and entertained.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good food with "interesting" service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited the Elbow room for breakfast. Interesting to say the least. Read the "rules" on the front of the menu and so share is a great option as the portions are gigantic! We ordered bread with scrambled egg, mushrooms and cheese. Cannot remember the fancy name. It was delicious!

The atmosphere is good and the owner/waiter is a character! I think it is a very nice gesture to "pay a penalty" if you do not finish your meal as the money goes to feed those less fortunate!

I will recommend the Elbow room for anyone wanting good food with a different atmosphere!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I agree that you need to read the menu for the rules, get up and get your own water etc, no problem for us. The food was served very quickly and it was wonderful. It was so good that we returned the next day as well. Well worth the effort to get there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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