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i café – My favorite HK Cafe


We’ve blogged several Hong Kong cafés in the past, but this one is my favorite.

Located at the intersection of Heather and West Broadway, i café doesn’t have much neighborhood competition. Burnaby and Richmond are saturated with HK Cafes, but they’re rare in central Vancouver. No worries. Even if there were other HK Cafés in the area, I’d still go to i café for my informal Chinese food cravings.

iCafe - exterior

Step inside and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I café’s interior is modern, clean, and bright: rare for a Chinese restaurant. I like how sunlight comes through the many windows and bounces off the shiny white acrylic tables. Steve Jobs would either be nodding in approval or searching for a copyright infringement lawyer. Either way, it’s nice.

iCafe - interior

Of course, i café wouldn’t be my favorite HK Café if the food wasn’t great. And it is.

I usually order one of the daily lunch specials.
Today, I got the minute steak with black pepper sauce, served on your choice of pasta or rice. Nice presentation, yummy taste, filling, and relatively affordable at $9.50. The meals come with a bowl of soup, fresh bread, and a drink (+$1 for a cold drink). Not bad.


Can you believe the above picture even qualifies as “Chinese food”?!
Whatever. Highly recommended.

I Cafe on Urbanspoon


Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Last Friday the thecafsux gang was craving for some flame cooked meat, and we found plenty in Memphis. Great place for casual dining. This location is quite cozy and seats about 30 people. The walls are lined with portraits of late and great blues musicians and various oddities from postwar America.
The menu is reasonably priced for meat; A hearty meal of solid protein sets you back about $13, compared at maybe $19 anywhere else. The service, by the way, is nonexistent. But only because its self serve, much like at Starbucks. You order your food at the counter, and pick it up when they call you, along with needed cutlery and beverages.

We had a group of 6, and ordered their Elvis sized (read: large) mixed meat platter, which was advertised to feed 5-8. Included in the platter were sausages, chicken, brisket, pulled pork, ribs, any one or two others type of meat I couldn’t identify. All tasted great alone, but was even more fantastic with the supplied BBQ sauce.BBQ meat bouquet

At the end of the night we had enough meat left over to take care of lunch for 3.
Personally I’m not a big meat eater and usually stay away from red meats, though I find myself craving the bloody meat of a large mammal from time to time. I’d say this place really hit the spot for me.
Oh, and the music ain’t bad either.
8 out of 10
Memphis Blues Barbeque House (Commercial) on Urbanspoon

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