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“The Best Cinnamon Buns & Babka in Vancouver” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Solly's

Solly's
368 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Mt. Pleasant)
604 675 9750
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Ranked #835 of 2,847 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Kosher
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
Victoria, BC
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13 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Cinnamon Buns & Babka in Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Solly's may not have the best bagels in Vancouver but they have the hands down best Cinnamon Buns & Babka (basically a chocolate version of a cinnamon bun) that I have ever tasted. I'm not a big fan of very bready cinnamon buns and that's where these really shine. The dough has been worked so thin that each layer is only a few milimeters thick which means lots of layers and LOTS of delicious filling!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
“What a great bagelry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stopped at Solly's as we wandered down The street looking at all the great shops and were thrilled with the meal that we had there. I had the best hot pastrami on rye I've ever had, served with a pickle and crisp chips. I asked for loads of mustard and got exactly what I wanted - I have to say that not only the genuine friendliness but the accurate and accommodating service in Canada is exceptional! We have not been knocked back once when requesting extras/changes and substitutions in our meals - Australia could really learn from Canada!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
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“Great cinnamon buns”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great cinnamon buns and coffee - partner had a sandwich which was very good. Delicetessen style - basically a very good lunch and coffee type place.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Traditional Jewish Deli with Modern Updates.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A favorite haunt of mine on the weekends, the coffee is good and the ambiance is interesting, full of local people. As a traditionalist I always go for the lox, cream-cheese on a bagel and it is awesome. The location is great too, if you are on an errand filled day. My mouth is watering, must be time for another visit. :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Delicious cinnamon buns...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We like to stop at a Solly's for a great cup of coffee (Ethicial Bean) and a truly delicious cinnamon bun. The buns are the best with lots of cinnamon and that homemade flavour. You can slather it with their cream cheese icing for an added treat. We consider our stop a coffee break so are not terribly bothered by the not so great setting and atmosphere. You may not be able to get a chair and table. We come for the buns!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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