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Giovane

#227 of 2,847 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cafe, Italian, Canadian, Pacific Rim
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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
+1 604-695-5501
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Marshfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday breakfast here and found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. The food was good, with the fruit being excellent. When our order was confused, we were given a large slice of cake with an apology. I thought it was a nice gesture since they were so busy.

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Thank quail600
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind compliments and feedback on your recent giovane café + eatery + market. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your breakfast and the service offered by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont Pacific Rim again soon! Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the first things I always look for whenever I check into a hotel is if there is a good coffee bar nearby. When I learned there's a full service (coffee, pastries, and food) coffee bar within the hotel, I had to check it out immediately. Giovane is located in the ground floor near the front entrance of the... More 

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Thank JJD82
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind compliments and feedback on your recent giovane café + eatery + market experience. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the café itself and especially liked the banana coconut latte and our classic sugar bun. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont Pacific Rim and giovane café + eatery + market... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tried their Lavender White chocolate Latte this last trip and it was great, but my usual Skim Milk Latte, no sugar or syrups added is still my favourite. You can taste the amazing espresso they use, and it's perfect. Don't shy away because it's tied to the Fairmont, the price for a latte is no worse than starbucks and the... More 

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Thank Jennifer L
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent giovane café + eatery + market experience. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our white chocolate lavender latte made with Stumptown Coffee. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Chandler, Arizona
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was our favorite breakfast place while staying at Fairmont Pacific Rim. You have to try their breakfast pizza. Very good coffee and friendly service. Worth the money.

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Thank ninamelie07
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our breakfast pizza and Stumptown Coffee and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Abbotsford
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

excellent post workout breakfast, terrific coffee. would return for sure to sample the baking and lunch menu.

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Thank DDahlman
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent giovane café + eatery + market experience and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Well worth a visit to this lovely café, great food and the best coffee in town. A small gift shop and a fresh food section too.

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Thank Karen T
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read your comments and hear that you really enjoyed our Stumptown Coffee. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont Pacific Rim and giovane café + eatery + market again soon! Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I know everyone raves about the breakfast buffet at Oru. It's ok and better than average but if you are a foodie - Go to Giovane's for breakfast. Giovane is Better than Medina, Better than Twisted Fork. We went to those as well and we're seriously impressed with Giovane. Surprised Fairmont doesn't rave more about it as everyone pushes for... More 

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Thank veronican956
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Veronica, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our brunch, and we hope we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled into thinking that Giovane is your typical hotel cafe/tourist trap, because it's so much more. We went there for breakfast and had the tomato bruschetta and the banana coconut latte. Both were amazing! The tomatoes in the bruschetta were just as sweet and tasty as tomatoes I've eaten in Italy! Everything was so good that we went... More 

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1 Thank grkqt82
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us on TripAdvsor. We are thrilled to read your comments and hear that you really enjoyed the banana coconut latte, tomato bruschetta, warm and friendly service. We would love to welcome you back to enjoy giovane café + eatery + market in the near future. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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350 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We're staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and came here for lunch. It is a great spot for casual dining - breakfast or lunch. Service was very good - friendly, attentive, efficient. My pulled chicken panini was grilled to perfection - served hot and crunchy with lots of chicken and cheese filling. Came with a green salad that had a... More 

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Thank IzzyEdmonton
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our salads, sandwiches and the Bolognese pasta, and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A very short menu but everything we tried --- pizza, pasta, salads --- was deftly executed and delicious. Great serving staff too.

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Thank ajyoga
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read your comments and hear that you really enjoyed our great service and delicious food offerings. We would love to welcome you back to enjoy the giovane café + eatery + market in the near future. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Cuisine
Cafe, Italian, Canadian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-695-5501
Description
Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.