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“This is the most disgusting resturant ever. For your own health and safety, do not eat here.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laces Restaurant and Cafe

Laces Restaurant and Cafe
Ranked #55 of 141 Restaurants in Port Coquitlam
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Coquitlam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is the most disgusting resturant ever. For your own health and safety, do not eat here.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

For your own health and safety, do not eat here. There is a reason why they need a groupon to entice people to come.

To start, we were seated in a very 'sticky' and dirty booth where the waitress sprayed windex over the table (and on us) while we were sitting there.

After they cleaned the table, the waitress was slow to come back and take our order. The waitress struggled explaining their menu when we asked questions and just asked frustrated.

Due to their 100+ item menu, we decided to be safe and order the 'fried rice and sweet and sour pork' and 'fried rice with sesame pork. When our food arrived it was the most disgusting slop I have ever seen. Both piles of fried rice looked as if they were sitting out all day with the meat looking like it was five days old and birth. For the pork dishes, the two dishes consisted of what looked like deep fried mystery meat and the only difference was the two sauces poured over it (looks like both just came from a jar). In the menu pictures, the sweet and sour pork shows green peppers, instead it comes with what looked like a whole onion sliced up and pan fried. This was disgusting and I didn't eat it.

To add to the horrible food experience, we were joined by 3 house flies and 2 bees while we ate.

This restaurant should be shut down.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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151 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“More of a retro-like diner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We used a Groupon to come here for the first time. We had to make a reservation in order to use our Groupon. We were told on the phone we must come within 15 minutes of our booking which they were rather firm about.

Our Groupon was for waffles and tea. We also came with our baby boy and there are booster seats for them. The selection of waffles was awesome as well as the different flavoured teas. The waffles were freshly made too and definitely different and tasty. We did, however, notice that there was not much of a saving to be made using their Groupon.

In addition all our food came at different times and took a while. This made it difficult for all of us to eat at once. The service was rather disjointed too. I agree this place is in an industrial area of Poco and believe they must do well from the surrounding businesses. The regular menu is extensive and very reasonable.

The café does resemble a retro-like diner though. None of us said we would be back, though that is our opinion, which may differ from others.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“I'll be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

A nice, comfortable diner in a industrial area of Poco. It's a casual place but also very fresh looking with nice colors and decor. We were there for an early dinner and were the only ones there but I'm guessing this would be a very busy spot at lunch time.

The menu is quite extensive and I'm sure it would accomodate most cravings. It would take some time to eat your way through everything on the menu.

I had a denver sandwich which was huge and very tasty. My husband had the ginger pork and rice. It was also very good, nice and crispy with a definite ginger flavour.

Everything tasted very fresh.

The price is also quite reasonable and the service was adequate and friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fanfare50
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