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“Amazing !!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe D'Afrique

Cafe D'Afrique
Ranked #1,210 of 3,606 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: South Main
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing !!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I just came back from dinner with my husband and felt compelled to write a fabulous review for this resteraunt immediatley.

The atmosphere is very humble, but the food is a crazy amazing party in your mouth. We ordered the beef stew and vegeterian stew - served traditional style and shared that. It comes beautifully served on a large pan of bread and you sort of scoop up bits and pieces of different elements of the meal with the bread and your fingers..... every bite is different. I'm not a spice lover, and there were a bite or two I had that was spicy, but truly pleasurable as the spices were not overwhleming hot.

What an amazing and truly pleasurable meal..... definitely my new favorite..... Can't wait to go again. Oh, ya, also..... total amazing value..... can't believe how much we ate and drank.... with a take home bag because we couldn't finish...... and the bill is the lowest I've had in Vancouver.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank solese66
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Flavours from Africa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had never been to an African restaurant before, so this was a new experience.
This restaurant was small and very casual with a friendly owner. The price was very reasonable; about $35. CAD for the entree and the dessert was $5.

We ordered a Vegetarian dish.
The 3 of us decided to share a 3 size serving that came on a big tray like a pizza pan.
About 4 different dishes were divided up on a (I think) teff pancake; on the side were sliced of the pancake rolled up so one could use it to scoop up the food.
The platter had about 4 different mixtures of some with red lentils, some yellow split pea and a cabbage, carrots and onion veggie mixture; all with wonderful and different from each other but complementary spices.
The food had some familiar spices and other unfamiliar spices.
It was enjoyable and and we loved the different flavours.

The only thing we didn't like was the Pecan Brandy Tart
Famous South African dessert pecan & dates soaked in brandy. Both my daughter & I who love a good dessert, did not like this one. It was like a pudding overbaked and so much of the flavour was not there.

I would definitely return again and would recommend the vegetarian main dish we had.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Brenda S
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