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“Yummy fish and lattes ”
Review of Cafe for Contemporary Art - CLOSED

Cafe for Contemporary Art
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
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.
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yummy fish and lattes ”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Great friendly service. Food came fast. Small latte and large fish burrito came to $11. The ingredients fresh and I was more than full. Nice atmosphere just like the name says. It's got a contemporary loft feel - feels like your first apartment but with friends that make tacos and allows you to relax with coffee or tea for as long as you want.

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Rockville, Maryland
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267 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Definitely different!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Came here for lunch after a visit to Lynn Canyon. We enjoyed it! It may not be for everyone - the menu was limited and service fairly slow. However, it's still a fun, unique and tasty spot to check out at least once, and in a central location near the water in North Vancouver. We had a group and sampled many of the items - huevos rancheros, quesadilla, fiesta soup, tacos -and it was all very good.
The art aspect probably also won't please everyone, it was quirky at best. But again still pleasant especially if you take it all in the right spirit.

Visited April 2014
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Vancouver
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“North Vancouver gem!!!”
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
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2 Thank bcbuzz
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Windsor, Canada
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious”
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
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2 Thank neesy53
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Walnut Creek, California
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293 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Excellent tacos and coffee”
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
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2 Thank treepondersleaf
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