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Urban Fare

#109 of 2,927 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
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1133 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9, Canada
+1 604-648-2053
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Ladysmith
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food could not have tasted more average. It looked way nicer than it tasted. I could do better going to a fast food drive through as far as taste goes....better breakfast at Ricky's. disappointed as it looked very Parisian from the outside. Other diners food did not look any more appealing than my own and the coffee was poor.

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Thank 40Street
winnipeg
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215 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always feel so welcome here, it has become a must on every trip to downtown Vancouver for us. the breakfast is so fresh and great tasting, the coffee piping hot and freshly made. We like sitting at the counter overlooking the store a unique setting. Great job.

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Thank Z3386OZdanielc
Hong Kong
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The food is a mix bag... edible but the place has most things you need if you forget something while on a holiday.

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Thank J&J-HFV
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cafeteria... wide selection. Appetizing.Food tasty and servers pleasant. Well-priced meals But seating area can be crowded and a bit messy. No charm

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Thank Marshall W
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

At here few times over my 2 day trip to Vancouver (ate at 2 different locations). Both places had the similar selections and quality was great, food tasted amazing. Nothing bad to say at all.

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Thank Ray5502
Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I'm assuming the chef had a bad day today as the reviews contradict our experience today. We had visited Urban Fare on Bute St several days ago which was awesome, but our breakfast experience at this Urban Fare was a real disappointment. Cold, dry french toast, watery deformed poached egg, no brie with the pancakes as promised on the menu.... More 

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Thank MichTK
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Located within a specitaly supermarket, we were delighted to find the bistro/deli style restaurant. We enjoyed both a burger, which was delicious and large, and the ribs with vegetable sides. Yum scrum. Only downfall was that I thought it was a little pricey for an in supermarket "food court" style, with drinks it was $38 Canadian Dollars for the two... More 

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Thank Joelthemoran
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, homemade food and very reasonable prices. We chose this place for breakfast and our evening meal during our 3 day stay in Vancouver. I plan to go back to Vancouver in the future and I'll definitely be visiting this lovely place again for the food and grocery section!

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Thank Emma R
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went to buy groceries and was surprised by the wonderful buffet meal and also the other cafe style food.

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Thank _taraleno530
Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went to the grocery section to pick up some gourmet cheeses and deli meat. The selection was impressive. The prices were to be expected given the nature of the food. All the staff we super friendly and helpful.

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Thank Ron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-648-2053

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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