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“Please don't let the cook out of the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Review of Five Corners Cafe

Five Corners Cafe
Ranked #17 of 142 Restaurants in White Rock
Certificate of Excellence
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Nanaimo, Canada
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Please don't let the cook out of the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

Just had breakfast here. Good coffee, decent food. A little overpriced. $10.25 for a basic breakfast. It is a small diner and fairly authentic. I don't think they have put a dime into the place in the last 30 years. Or, it looks that way.

Service is good, BUT, on this visit the cook came into the dining area to deliver some food. This was a big mistake. Her outfit looked like she was "wearing" too many breakfasts. Keep her in the kitchen, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cash only. Their excuse is that because it is an authentic 50's diner!!! I do not buy that. Come on!!!

  • Visited September 2011
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English first
Kirkland, Washington
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Genuine 50's diner.”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

The atmosphere is completely genuine but the food is mediocre. If they could step up their game a little it could be such a great experience. I'm not bothered by the fact that it is cash only.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Mercedes46
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Classic Diner”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

This place is a White Rock landmark. Everyone knows it! If you want a classic comfort food breakfast or lunch, this is the place. The decor is original, nothing fancy. It is nice to know there's still places like this. Hours can be limited on the weekends.

Visited May 2011
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Thank voco
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White Rock, Canada
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coolest "real" 50's Diner around”
Reviewed March 1, 2011

Five Corners Café is a trip back in time when they served great brekkies and hand-made burgers in a place where you knew everyone. Really good "diner food" in a charming old-school restaurant. The staff is busy, but friendly, and hopefully the occasional lineup and service time doesn't put you off. There's a real "regular" crowd here and they are an eclectic mix... lol Oh, and they have a strong following Facebook, over 600 "likes" - gotta tell me somethin'.. lol
They have a really small kitchen (original) and people that go there, do it for the experience, not for "fast" food, which this place DOESN't serve.
Try this place and you'll become a "regular"

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank RiceH
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