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Old 07-11-2016, 10:17 AM   #7051
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To be fair, the thread started out with shit reviews like:

Cora's
10/10

or...

Blue Water Cafe
1/10

The thread evolved where users would share their experience and how they came about giving the rating. For example:

Blue Water Cafe
1/10

A live rat was dancing on my plate when my food arrived and the server addressed me with the "N" word. Live rat did not taste good and it ruined my appetite. I went to McDonald's afterwards.

Or...

McDonald's
10/10

Got myself a 20 piece nuggets to drown my sorrows and to save myself from the dreadful experience at Blue Water Cafe. Nuggets were fresh and the guys even threw in an extra 3 pieces for free and a large fries. Score!

So yeah...I get why some people reply with a mundane post while others chime in and elaborate. But if you went to Homer Street Cafe and gave it a 0/10, you better fucking have a good reason why you gave it a 0.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:22 AM   #7052
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Except your examples above actually tell us something about the place/food itself.

Not, "i liked the food. i had food coma"

Mundane posts with just a simple numbers tell me more than "the food causes food coma". Now if the food causes explosive diarrhea, that would be a different story and something I should know about
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Did not like the food. Did not like the cook.
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Was the cook Euro or Japanese?
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Homer Street Cafe
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Did not like the food. Did not like the cook.
You are just mad because I wouldn't hire you.
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I would choose ihop and de dutch way before Cora's to be honest. I've been there once. They pride themselves heavily on their service, trying to be fancy and healthy for a family breakfast restaurant. At least that was the vibe I was getting. Their items are pricey for what they are. The addition of different fruits on each plate is nice but it's factored in heavily into their menu prices. Cora 4/10
Jam Cafe in Vancouver doesn't hold a grain compared to their Victoria location. The new one here sucks and is expensive too. 5/10
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I actually LOL'd.

(P.S. - For those of you wondering, this stems from a joke from the Employment Forum.)
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oh, sorry im not a snobby picky eater like you guys especially galactic.
i'd even be satisfied with a plate of bons breakfast.
the fruit i had definitely wasn't old
tell me where you'd like to have breakfast so i can sharpen my sense in taste.
There are tons of quality breakfast spots in Vancouver to pick over the cookie cutter franchise chains like IHOP/Cora/Denny's/De Dutch.
A quick google will show up popular places like Medina, Jethros (made famous on Triple D's) and Twisted Fork, they are alright but not my personal recommendations.

My wife loves brunch, here's a simple list off the top of my head to get you started;
Oakwood - Currently my favourite restaurant for brunch and has been for a while. Every dish was a hit, you can taste the quality and fresh ingredients used.
Red Wagon - Hangover breakfast of champions place. Filling and delicious. Pulled Pork Pancakes ftw.
Marulilu - Small quaint little Japanese style breakfast joint. Super friendly smiling service, food is fast and very good prices for W. Broadway. They serve Canadian breakfast like bennies and such but I tend to get the Japanese dishes which you don't really find elsewhere, like the omelette rice is solid.
Zen - Near Kits beach, simple dishes but good flavours and good zing on the hollandaise sauce.

Thyme and El Camino on Main are very good as well.

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Jam Cafe, you're welcome
Overhyped, I get that the portions are ginormous. Could not finish the Charlie Bowl lol but then again it was a huge bowl of carbs, nothing special.

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I would choose ihop and de dutch way before Cora's to be honest. I've been there once. They pride themselves heavily on their service, trying to be fancy and healthy for a family breakfast restaurant. At least that was the vibe I was getting. Their items are pricey for what they are. The addition of different fruits on each plate is nice but it's factored in heavily into their menu prices. Cora 4/10
Jam Cafe in Vancouver doesn't hold a grain compared to their Victoria location. The new one here sucks and is expensive too. 5/10
Piling on fruits that require no prep or cooking and then charging an arm and a leg for them. I'll pass.
IMO De Dutch is also ridiculously expensive for a crepe skin. I haven't been there in ages but isn't it like $17+ for the most basic one now?
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Yolk's is good too but ever since they opened their 2nd location on Broadway it seems the quality of food has dipped a little.
TUC Craft has a good brunch but their dinner menu is way better imo.
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+1 for Oakwood

I think I had the pork belly dish for brunch? Or was it steak?

Dunno but it was fuckin good.
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Don't get the hype with Cafe Zen. Tried it on two different occasions and both were just OK, but not memorable at all. Solid 7, but that's about it.

My favs are Red Wagon, Tuc Craft, Nomad, and Thyme to Indulge. Nomads duck confit Eggs benedict on a potato rosti is probably my favorite brunch dish in town.
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My favourite brunch dish is the brisket on sourdough at Oakwood. Otherwise I'd rather just make bacon and eggs at home.
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Don't get the hype with Cafe Zen. Tried it on two different occasions and both were just OK, but not memorable at all. Solid 7, but that's about it.

My favs are Red Wagon, Tuc Craft, Nomad, and Thyme to Indulge. Nomads duck confit Eggs benedict on a potato rosti is probably my favorite brunch dish in town.
what did u like at red wagon? havent been there in 3-4 years and i live a block away lol
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Pete's Meat/Butcher on 2817 Arbutus St. Smoked brisket sandwich ... out of this world. 9.5/10 ... (I have to save .5 of a rating just in case there is smoked brisket in heaven.)

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Got a friend moving back into town and was craving japanese, so made reservations for RS' very own Ebisu Robson for our group on Friday night.

I've never been, any tips or favourite dishes I should try out?
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Pete's Meat/Butcher on 2817 Arbutus St. Smoked brisket sandwich ... out of this world. 9.5/10 ... (I have to save .5 of a rating just in case there is smoked brisket in heaven.)

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Woah thanks for bringing this place to my attention. Been trying to find a sandwich place with a (hopefully) good beef sandwich ever since Big Lou's folded. The pictures on the website looks great
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Pete's Meat/Butcher on 2817 Arbutus St. Smoked brisket sandwich ... out of this world. 9.5/10 ... (I have to save .5 of a rating just in case there is smoked brisket in heaven.)

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was just there on sunday, had their meatball sub which was excellent! Would have to go back to try their brisket sandwich
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Got a friend moving back into town and was craving japanese, so made reservations for RS' very own Ebisu Robson for our group on Friday night.

I've never been, any tips or favourite dishes I should try out?
enjoyed the salmon mayo torched roll with the jalapeno on top
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what did u like at red wagon? havent been there in 3-4 years and i live a block away lol
Pulled pork pancakes are good but I can only eat one or two bites and I'm done, so I never actually order it... usually my standby is the Crispy Pork Belly.
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what did u like at red wagon? havent been there in 3-4 years and i live a block away lol
we are also pretty close a lot of the time and have never been..

i'm sure it's good but i aint waiting half an hour for pulled pork pancakes
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Marulilu cafe 6.5/10
Pork cutlet was bland and paper thin. I liked the curry sauce and omelette rice though. Definitely wasn't worth the $16.99 they charged.

My friend's rice burger was really small and meh. Tiny rice patty, 2 slices of meat? Really?

Really liked the white chocolate matcha latte and royal tea latte though
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To be fair, the thread started out with shit reviews like:

Cora's
10/10

or...

Blue Water Cafe
1/10

The thread evolved where users would share their experience and how they came about giving the rating. For example:

Blue Water Cafe
1/10

A live rat was dancing on my plate when my food arrived and the server addressed me with the "N" word. Live rat did not taste good and it ruined my appetite. I went to McDonald's afterwards.

Or...

McDonald's
10/10

Got myself a 20 piece nuggets to drown my sorrows and to save myself from the dreadful experience at Blue Water Cafe. Nuggets were fresh and the guys even threw in an extra 3 pieces for free and a large fries. Score!

So yeah...I get why some people reply with a mundane post while others chime in and elaborate. But if you went to Homer Street Cafe and gave it a 0/10, you better fucking have a good reason why you gave it a 0.
11/10 would read reviews again.





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reading this thread makes me feel how un-adventorous i am. brb sticking to white spot/ RR/ mcds/ antons
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