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“Good old fashion traditional breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Steveston Cafe & Hotel

The Steveston Cafe & Hotel
Ranked #123 of 883 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Richmond, Canada
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101 reviews
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“Good old fashion traditional breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Good old fashion traditional breakfasts served her by friendly staff. Nothing fancy about the decor however they serve up a good meal, with good portions. Friends, family and I love to come here for breakfast.

  • Visited April 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Everett, Washington
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239 reviews
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“Loved the fish & chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Of the many countries we've visited where fish & chips are a specialty, these were among the best we've ever eaten. Both the salmon and the cod were excellent. They make the batter themselves, and it was lighter than most and not greasy. The fries appeared to be hand made and were just right.

The soup was tasty, and a cup is just $2 in combination with other food.

Waitress Debbie was a gem, adding to our appreciation of the restaurant by being cheerful, helpful, efficient, and quick.

The restaurant is just across the street from the fish cannery museum. The restaurant reimburses if you park in the hotel's parking lot, but we just parked on the street for free. The 3 hours of free parking is adequate time for both the lunch and the museum.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Ok for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

First of all visitors have to realize that the hotel is a budget hotel in a very old building. I think it hasnt been removated for at least a few years. The place is clean but no frills. The rooms are on the second floor. The ground floor is a coffee shop that seves breakfast only. Across from the coffee shop is technically a liquor store, although u can buy bottled water but u have to ask n the storekeeper will go to the back to get it for you. There isnt even a hair dryer in the room which makes it difficult for most travellers - who would bring one when they travel in these day n age.
The coffe shop's breakfast is good. Services are friendly n unpretentious.
Ok a stay if u dont expect too much.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Canada
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“Satisfying Fish & Chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I met a friend at the Steveston Hotel Café for a late lunch at 1:00. The coffee shop is located at the corner Moncton and 3rd Ave in the Village of Steveston.

It’s a traditional coffee shop with sandwiches, burgers, breakfast items including pancakes, steak & eggs, French toast and more. There were only 3 or 4 other tables with customers when we arrived. The café has about 20 tables. This café is where quite a few of the local residents go for their morning breakfast and lunch.

Today’s specials on the blackboard were chilli with garlic toast, tomato and vegetable soup, beef pot pie and ham & Swiss cheese sandwich.

My wife had the Mediterranean omelette (3 eggs) made with chorizo sausage, caramelized onions, feta cheese and topped with salsa. The meal included 2 slices of toast and hash browns. She stated that it was okay.

My wife’s friend had the Veggie Benedict that included spinach, tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms served on 2 slices of English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns. You have the option of a half order for $6.99.

I went there specifically for the fish and chips. I ordered the 2 pieces of fish (fair sized portions) with chips, coleslaw and tartar sauce. The fish was nicely battered and flaky. Fries were okay and the coleslaw could have been better (tastier). The 2 piece order was $9.49 and the 1 piece order was $7.99.

The only other seafood option I recall is salmon for fish & chips.

There are at least 4 other restaurants that sell fish & chips in Steveston Village.
• Pajo’s – 2 locations; one down by the pier/wharf and the other at Garry Point a short ½ mile walk West past the Village; both take out only with bench seating
• Dave’s Fish and Chips restaurant and also has 2 picnic tables outside
• Sockeye City Grill – restaurant, patio and take out at Fisherman’s Wharf
• Shady Island Seafood Bar and Grill – restaurant, patio and takeout at Fisherman’s Wharf

The last 4 mentioned restaurants have other seafood options (deep fried and others) besides fish and chips.

Almost in every tourist location you pay a bit more for the food and location. The Fisherman’s Wharf area in the Village is no exception. You’ll probably pay a couple of dollars more for a 2 piece order of fish & chips (in the restaurants or each restaurant’s enclosed patio), but you are right there to soak in the atmosphere and hopefully the sun’s rays. There is very limited seating for take out orders (general public seating). If you’re not lucky enough to find seating, take a short walk; approximately 200-300 yards towards the cannery and have your fish and chips in the grass area outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. I’m assuming it will be a nice sunny day!

The Steveston Café is not in the wharf area (close by) but on the edge of the Village. It is less than 100 yards from the Gulf of Georgia cannery site. In the summer time, the restaurants in the wharf area attract a lot of the tourists and therefore can be more crowded than other restaurants such as Pajo’s at Garry Point and the Steveston Café.

Dave’s Fish and Chips (on Moncton Street) can be crowded during lunch time especially during the summer tourist season. From past experience and what I remember, the fish & chips were okay at Dave’s. If this restaurant is full and you don’t want to wait you can go to the side takeout window in the parking area and order take-out.

I would go back to the Steveston Café for the fish & chips. For the price of $9.49, it’s a great value compared to its competitors on the wharf. If you’re willing to forego the atmosphere and crowds on the wharf, this is an option. A good option also if it’s raining!

The service was good as the waitress came back at least 3 times to check on us.

My wife rated her food as okay/average.
I would rate the fish and chips at 3.5-4 out of 5.

Notes:
• Do not confuse Number 3 Road with 3rd Avenue.
• Limited hours – open for breakfast and lunch; closes at 2:00 PM on weekdays and 3:00 on weekends.
• Has a limited children’s menu
• Summertime farmers’ market on weekends – produce, food, arts and crafts next to cannery and Steveston Café. Also operates during winter time inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Check the website below for times.

Check here for additional info on Steveston:

www.stevestonivillage.com/aboutsteveston.html

http://insteveston.com/

www.sfam.ca

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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