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Bonchaz Bakery Cafe

Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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426 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L1, Canada
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Wanted to try this place after I had tried their lemon tart at the QE Theater. Had read reviews that their signature bun was something to try. Came in Saturday morning at noon. They didn't have much of a selection of baked goods or lunch items; I was surprised since BonChaz over in Mount Pleasant serves lasagna and quite a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

I used to love this place, and still pop in for an occasional Cookies of Course cookie, but am disappointed immensely that they no longer have fair trade coffee. That seems to be the opposite of progress. It used to be my go to coffee place in the neighbourhood. Alas...

Thank EJBC84
Toronto, Canada
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1,334 reviews
631 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

I already ate lunch when I got here so I thought it would be good to have coffee and a snack and I was right. This place is really great and while it's small inside there is a decent amount of space if you're eating there or better just take it to go and sit in Victory Square down the... More 

1 Thank James A
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This Cafe is sweet and cool. The food good and coffee great at relatively low prices (you can leave here with under 8$ for lunch)

Thank Yaara G
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stopped in here for a quick lunch and had some amazing veggie lasagna. I returned three times during my stay in Vancouver for salads and even stocked up on salads for my flight home. Really friendly staff as well. This little spot is a welcome change if you are looking for quick, healthy light meals for a very reasonable... More 

Thank MaureenM218
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here twice on our recent trip to Vancouver and have no complaints. We tried wraps, sandwiches, soup and banana bread and it wall all delicious and fresh. Would definitely go here again.

1 Thank Iysha P
Kingston, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed two take out lunches on our recent trip to Vancouver. The wraps were quite tasty, as were the salads. The chocolate eclair was to die for. So yummy. The soups we had were hit and miss. What made this a great option for us, is that my son is vegan and we are not. There were multiple options... More 

1 Thank igrsod
Columbus, Georgia
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Picked up take out breakfast for our family to bring back to the hotel. Even though the menu board was somewhat limited, they were happy to make custom breakfast sandwiches for us. Before 10:30 am they were also giving a free sweet roll with each cup of coffee so we were able to try the original and the chocolate which... More 

1 Thank Ellester43
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

While not impressive in appearance, this little shop has different and tasty breakfast, lunch, and snack foods along with very good coffee, all at great prices. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly. While staying at a nearby hotel, we enjoyed a variety of things from the menu and highly recommend it.

1 Thank Glenna B
North Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've been to this place a few times. It feels like a coffee shop, but they bake their buns so everything is always fresh. Among the baked goods, I've tried couple of different brioche buns, they were light and tasty. But my favourite Brie and Avocado sandwich, I'm not a vegetarian, but I like this sandwich so much, I always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: 604-626-7215
COFFEE, SANDWICHES AND BAKERYBonchaz Bakery Café owes much of its popularity to its namesake; a deliciously decadent Mexican-French pastry, with flavours including butter sea salt, banana walnut, or chocolate truffle; freshly baked before your eyes to crispy golden perfection. The boutique café also boasts a phenomenal French press coffee, appetizing and homemade affordable eats, including inspired soups, savoury sandwiches, and desserts to die for. Formerly a Farmer’s Market favorite, Bonchaz finally opened its first and only storefront in 2010 just steps from Waterfront station, Gastown, Simon Fraser University, and Vancouver Film School. With fast and friendly service, including catering and free WI-FI, as well as an ambiance that may best be described as laissez-faire, it is no surprise that Bonchaz enjoys a growing loyal fan base. Bon appetite!

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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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