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Breka Bakery & Cafe on Robson

Breka Bakery & Cafe on UrbanspoonA 24 hour cafe in downtown Vancouver. It’s a hip but modern cafe that feels quite spacious. Even late at night, it’s quite busy, especially with young language students. I found their drinks to be a bit too sweet. But this could be because I often ask for less syrup at other cafes, especially at Starbucks. It’s nice to see a cafe that you can go any day at any time of day. Their pastries look pretty good and I have tried their Eclair $4.50 at the Davie location. It was yummy!! Staff are for the most part friendly, and prices are fair.idearabbit-breka5 idearabbit-breka4 idearabbit-breka3 idearabbit-breka2 idearabbit-brekaA good selection of mouth-watering pastries from $2-$5

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Denny’s on Davie Street

Denny's on UrbanspoonThis Denny’s is open 24 hours a day! Even through the Christmas holidays! So Sheepie and I went on Christmas Eve close to midnight.

I had the Turkey + Stuffing for around $12. There were lots of side dishes to choose from. I chose hashbrowns and squash+zucchini. It came with two super greasy toasts…blah. The turkey was dry and chewy. The gravy was good, but SUPER salty and ended up drinking 4-5 cups of water afterward. Wow, I was extremely thirsty. Not only that, but I felt nauseous  with a bit of abdominal pain. Perhaps because of the time of day, and the amount of greasy food intake. I don’t know how much calories I just ingested.

Sheepie had the Bird Sandwich. which was dripping with oil as he ate. He didn’t feel all that great either after he finished.

The jukebox (when someone puts money to play) can be quite loud, but once it goes back to the regular radio in the background, it’s ok.

Our server was very friendly and cheery despite having to work so late on Christmas Eve. However, the food was so unhealthy (something I have been avoiding for several years), but Sheepie used to like this place. But as his eating style has slowly changed for something healthier (my influence hehe), I think we can take Denny’s off our list of restaurants to go to. Sorry Denny’s.

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Tim Hortons on Davie

Tim Hortons on UrbanspoonOpen 24 hours a day, this Timmy’s is always got customers going in and out, getting their Ice Cap or box of timbits. The service at this location is pretty good. They are usually friendly (depending who serves you) and food is usually standard and comes out fairly quickly. On most mornings, the line up will go out the door…so give yourself plenty of time if you’re in a hurry for your breakfast before work.

I do find the AC to be way too cold – but that’s just me…I’m always freezing…lol
Unfortunately, because of the location, you will have lots of homeless people inside, whether eating or harassing customers for change. During the day time, it’s a bit better, but I’m being soft I think, considering that other cities I’ve been to or lived had never had this kind of scene – but that’s another problem that has to do with Vancouver, not with Timmy’s, although I wish they were a bit more active in dealing with this problem.




At night, you can pretty much have over half the customers be homeless people. At the entrance you will have beggers, I’ve seen one guy throw up on the door, many that come in to use the bathroom, wander around the restaurant, many asking for change, or to even use your phone. Growing up in Calgary, I never encountered a Timmy’s like this, nor any coffee shops like it – especially when it’s suppose to be family-oriented. If I had kids, I wouldn’t want to sit around and wont be able to relax. I do tend to keep my eye on my belongings a lot more when I’m there.

Back to the food, the drinks. I used to love the Ice Cap and had it all the time. After I went through the strict health diet a few years back, and although I’m now back on a normal diet (but not unhealthy like before), I find Timmy’s drinks to be way too sweet. I like how you can customize your drinks at coffee shops like Blenz. But I guess you’re also paying for that too. There are usually promotions for many drinks at $1 which is one reason my friend likes going there, so I end up there too. They have a ridiculous number of sizes to choose from.

I no longer eat that much sweets, and never been a huge donut fan (never have been a bread fan) so no more timbits for me…

I do like their sandwiches. I usually order the Chicken salad sandwich with chicken strips, onions, celery, pimentos, mixed with mayo and black pepper, lettuce and tomato. Freshly made for $3.29 it’s a pretty good deal. I like mine toasted.


Morning breakfast sandwich with tea


Their Halloween special donut. Cute! But ohhhh so unhealthy…

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