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“North Vancouver gem!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe for Contemporary Art - CLOSED

Cafe for Contemporary Art
Cuisines: Cafe, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: Café for Contemporary Art is an independent art space featuring both international and local artists; is an amazing café serving the most thoughtfully roasted (and sourced) beans predominantly from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters; is a great place to get soup; is home to Matthew Craig's signature spelt brownies (best ever!); is a great place for kids to come and draw; is home to periodic literary and musical events; is across from the Pinnacle Hotel on East Esplanade in North Vancouver's emerging Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood.
Vancouver
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“North Vancouver gem!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Everything is fresh as can be and made to order. Best burritos north of San Francisco, a real North Vancouver gem. Just please promise not to tell too many people! Enjoy!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank bcbuzz
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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Windsor, Canada
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Thank you to Chef Matt for a great lunch!!! The salad,shrimp tostados and trio of assorted tacos left us happy and full. Pricing incredible for such fresh ingredients and flavor. Has an upbeat vibe with lots of young families and people just hanging out talking and having coffee. A neighborhood gem for sure where everyone seems to know each other! Located one block from the water and Lonsdale Quay!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank neesy53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walnut Creek, California
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293 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Excellent tacos and coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

The tacos are great, so is the coffee. Been multiple times and they have never disappointed. The potato taco is definitely the winner.

You really can't go wrong with this place.

I just wish it was more of a late-night place. This part of North Van is sorely lacking in 'late-night' hangouts. A place with great tacos and coffee would be great to go to at say 10PM.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank treepondersleaf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious Tacos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I enjoyed stellar contemporary fish tacos. The coffee is great, too!

The lighting is not the best, but it doesn't matter much when the food is great.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank TaraBianca
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Annoying music interference mars this great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

On two visits to CAFCA, I've been distracted by hearing both music playing in the kitchen and music playing in the restaurant. The cook listens to his own choice of music while "mood" music is played through the main sound system. When I mentioned this to the staff I was just told that the cook likes to listen to his own music. For anyone who pays attention to background music this will be a problem. Apart from that, the food is great and the coffee is good. I love the idea of supporting a place that supports the arts. It's worth a visit but take along ear plugs or listen to your own music on head phones :-)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Geraldine M
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