Homer Street Cafe & Bar

4.5
974 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
LOCALLY MINDED. RESPONSIBLY RAISED

Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.
Classic comfort cooking takes center stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus.
A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a semi private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Continental, Café
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Mon – Sun 2:30pm to 5:30pm Mon-Sun 9:30pm-CL

Dinner: Sun -Thurs: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm- 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday - 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(604) 428-4299
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jean-Romain Bertin
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Cross Street
Smithe
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Public Transit
Close proximity to the Vancouver City Center, Stadium-China Town and Yaletown-Roundhouse stations.
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Entertainment
Just blocks from BC Place, Rogers Arena, The Orpheum and Vogue Theatres.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Wed 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 974 People Are Saying
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The roasted chicken was delicious. We shared a chicken for 4 people plus a couple of sides and it was plenty and very reasonably priced.

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DN
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

I felt the noise level was great! Waitress wasnt always tentive to listening to customers orders. Your food was mediorcor. When you pay $22 for a chicken dinner i expect some taste. Coleslaw was oversized and hard to chew. Potaoes tasteless. Over cooked pork! All in all not worth returning for🙁

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I had made a reservation through open table for 2pm- the hosts seemed confused when I got to their stand. Weren’t sure where to seat me. Waited at the bar until 2:20 to be seated. Service was okay. Not very present, maybe I as too busy. They forgot my friends salad and had ran out of a few items. Coffee was delicious though.

Heard great things about homer street cafe so was so excited to try it- but it fell flat for me.

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GC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service & food, we could stay late, everything was great!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Homer Street Cafe is one of our favourite spots for birthday celebrations with the family. We were seated in the Cock Pit (a private room upstairs with a wall covered in rooster paintings) and enjoyed fantastic service from the staff. We come here 4-5 times a year for birthdays because the food is always good and the range of foods available covers the different foods that our family requires (both dietary and catering to different needs. The kitchen was able to customize the menu items for dairy free and spices that had to be avoided.

The service tonight was noticeably excellent as always, and the food and drinks were also fantastic. Another great dining experience.

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f
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

A year ago our daughter arranged my husband's 70th birthday, in the private room upstairs, & it was wonderful. She ordered a set menu for our family of 10, including 4 children. It was a meat extravaganza, with great veggie sides. So, when we went back, just the two of us, we were looking forward to a great meal. We shared a roasted beet salad, which was soggy, I had the pasta special, which was too salty, & my husband had the roast chicken, which he said was just ok. We were so disappointed. Our server was very apologetic & took the salad off our bill, but the experience was not what we hoped for. The main part of the restaurant is very lively, so not amenable to pleasant conversation. Great for a fun night out with a group, but for a couple wanting an intimate dinner...not!

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n
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

When we arrived 10min early for our 6:45 reservation the hostess greeted us with the comment, “You need to be aware your table needs to be turned over for another reservation by 9:30.”
How is this our responsibility?
I acknowledged this rude greeting by stating we would not linger over our dinner.
Wouldn’t the time constraint be the responsibility of the wait staff?
Should not the waiter be attentive to service and facilitate the customer leaving before the next reservation?

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MK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. It was delicious, great service and hip vibe. Will be back.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Danielle was a great waitress and gave good recommendations.
Food was first class. Really good location and ambience.

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M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Food was good but lower level is too cold. They need a better ventilation system other than just leaving the door open. Cold & rainy night! Had to keep my coat on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a treat it was to have brunch at the Homer Street Café. The Hollandaise sauce was verging on the miraculous!

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MD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The appetizers were delicious, the burger was ok. That said overall tasty food! I like there.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Homer Street was excellent! The food was amazing, the service was great, and generally we felt very happy with our meal.

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GN
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Was a nice place, was a good atmosphere, and fairly busy, would have preferred to have been at the back of the restaurant if I went again, food was tasty and chicken well cooked!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a very pleasant dining experience with friends. Service, food and atmosphere were ideal

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had a great time. Ran into a friend and met another Patron. I partook of a few more items from the menu to taste. I might've enjoyed this particular visit more than the previous ones...which were excellent themselves!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This venue is so rich in diversity in tastes as well as seating choices to make every time you dine here a unique experience. Today I sat at a patio table. Delicious brunch. New (to me) drinks that were so tasty and my server was great and charming.

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s
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love how the different spaces at this venue gives a unique vibe. I've sat in all sections and the patio is still my fav despite some tables are just tad too close. We both enjoyed our entrées and the ability to make a reservation here for good brunch makes my day. The pork chop was made perfectly and was still tender which is a tough feat esp when fried. I couldn't fault a thing as everything from the brunch to the drinks, food and service was spot on. I look forward to my next visit.

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CW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food - I had the trout and my husband had chicken and both were amazing! The chocolate pudding was unreal! Really great service too! We were celebrating our anniversary, so the server brought out 2 glasses of (complimentary) champagne when we sat down. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful with a relaxed vibe. We will definitely go back!

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ML
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only slight downfall was I felt that the portions were quite modest for the price. Having said that, the quality of food and flavour was outstanding.

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here on Saturday for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. She ordered the trout and I had the steak. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. I will definitely be back!

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JA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, staff were great! Will go back again.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal, would have liked to see more vegetables on the plate with the excellent roasted lamb.

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service I have done in a long time! Great spot for our anniversary!

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IG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I've been a number of times because usually all is good. This time, however, we got stuffed into a small space in the back, and were pretty much ignored by our server. I don't blame him, the poor guy was totally overworked, but since when does it take 15 minutes to get in a drink order? Seeing he was under the gun, we ordered appetizers at the same time as drinks. They arrived, and we'd eaten them before the drinks arrived. Then the main courses took forever. Again, not really his fault - he was polite, efficient and friendly, but he needed a lot more back of house support. We were there a good hour longer than we planned, or needed to be. Not exactly chafing at the bit to come back.

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DM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal and great ambience! Love this restaurant.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5/5 as always. Super nice staff good price and yummy food. Best part is the menu is made easy to order, I just get the roast of the day!

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great retro atmosphere. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Food is solid - a bit meat heavy. Don't go if you are a vegan or vegetarian, a few good seafood options. Desserts are nice

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Smoke triggers smoke detector and fire alarm went off. Kitchen triggered it as they had burnt something. Didn’t get turned off for more than half the time we were there.

Food was good as per usual. Service could be a bit more attentive at the bottom section of the restaurant. Was hard to flag someone down or even try to make eye contact with them.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great spot for after the game. Service was well balanced, friendly but not intrusive. Lot's of noise, lots of fun, very good food. I can recommend this to all my friends or at least those that know how to use cutlery.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous time! Hillary was a tremendous host, as were all of the other service staff. The wine list is creative and reasonable, food delicious with unique offerings, and service attentive and friendly. We will be back as soon as we can!

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K
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun evening and wonderful chicken as always. Service was mostly good but I had to ask for water several times (each time I wanted water) which was a little frustrating should be more automatic I would think. However, overall a good experience.

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f
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

This place is 5 min from my house and looks stunning, so I invited my friends to come over for a nice dinner. I've come here before for brunch and had a great experience, so I was shocked by the service last night. The chicken we ordered came with a side of coleslaw with green onions mixed in, which I can't eat. I let a roaming wait staff know, and he disappeared. Then I let our server know, and she blurted out, "Oh. Well that's too bad."
We kinda stared at her, dumbfounded, because this is a 30 dollar entree and I literally told her I have a dietary restriction that prevents me from eating part of the dish. She continued to say things like, "I'm sorry to hear that. That's unfortunate," while shrugging.
It's not something I could have prevented because the ingredient was not mentioned in the menu and is not typically included in this food otherwise. Fast food establishments have better protocol for dealing with dietary restrictions than the way that Homer St Cafe did last night. We had no idea what to say.
In the end she said apprehensively, "Well then, do you want something else? Like a different side?"
I was like, yes...anything is fine as long as it doesn't have green onions...
And then she disappeared, after which the other roaming wait staff who had disappeared came back and said, "Do you want a side salad? Would that be something you want?"
And I was like, sure.....and they came back in about 20 min with a cup of lettuce in vinegar for me. Which is great! If they had showed an accommodating and understanding attitude when I let them know of my dietary restriction before that, the evening would have been a good experience for us.
I'm weirded out by the fact that the server was basically like, "too bad for you" when I told her of a dietary restriction in downtown Vancouver no less, where people tend to have diverse food requirements and can expect to find a lot of options. In any case, I won't feel welcome to return to Homer St Cafe again.

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h
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place .5 Stars.It feels like in Europe,or NY. very classy.

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PT
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and fantastic food! I had the chicken and others in my party had pork chop, lamb, chicken pasta. All truly delicious! I usually can’t tolerate noisy restaurants but the ambience was fun and contributed to an energetic atmosphere. Really enjoyed every bit of this restaurant.

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O
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy dining here. We love the ambience, the service and the food. Paying three times the liquor store price for wine is a bit much.

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly/ helpful staff and a very accommodating kitchen for allergies.

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BR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and very good service! I like how different areas of the restaurant have a slightly different feel (all nice!).

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GL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Vancouver! We love this place! We visit from Northern California every year and come to Homer Street at least 2 or 3 times the week we visit!

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food. The roast of the day was awesome. Will be going back in the near future. Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family

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