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Cafe Zen

$$ - $$$Cafe, , American
1631 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
+1 604-731-4018
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1631 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Cute spot, nice cafe feel, but food could definitely be better. The omelettes were average (could probably make better at home) and the eggs benedict was overdone. Service was good.

Thank Winterfrozt
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

My son is a student at UBC - breakfast 🍳is a must here every time I visit - quiet location that’s surly a hit with locals and visitors alike. Large lovely lattes, wonderful eggs dishes that would satisfy the hungriest tummies! Have been visited many...More

Thank Susie T
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, and I have been numerous times before. Although this time around the waitress with red died hair, had unfortunately ruined my experience there. I had gone many times before but because of this individual I will not be returning. To...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 15, 2017

My first time to Cafe Zen in Kits did not disappoint. My friend's coffee was refilled often. The food was delicious and I can highly recommend the Bennis!

Thank Graham W
Reviewed August 4, 2017

For decades, Zen has provided a reliable source of good breakfast and brunch every day just off Kits beach. Really a little jewel in our community,

Thank olivergruterandrew
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Since we arrived for a family in Canada, we were struck by the prominence of Eggs Benny on breakfast menus. They are not common in Ireland (and often not very good) and we were keen to try them. We had them here and they were...More

Thank bjc360
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The best egg benedict in town with killer hollandaise sauce + hashbrowns. Wait time always reasonable, but you can walk to Kits beach while waiting. Service is always good. Highly recommended

Thank Yongky C
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Great location, not too busy for a quick breakfast. Food was ok - tasted like what I might make at home. Wished it was a little more special. But the service was great and the coffee was good.

Thank FrenchAtHeart07
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Make this a stop for breakfast or brunch if you're in the area. The food is super delicious and will be visiting when back in the city. I was very surprised at the quality and quantity. Top notch.

Thank Canadiantravelstar
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is a great cafe open for breakfast until mid-afternoon, serving breakfast type foods plus pancakes, and salads. The food and the service are great. The cooked breakfasts and the pancakes are to be recommended. I have been visiting the café since 2012 but It...More

Thank Notrac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-4018
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