Homer Street Cafe & Bar

4.5
930 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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
Jeff MacIntosh
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Neighbourhood
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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
Reviews from verified diners
930 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
31%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was great! Service was extremely spotty, we were approached by staff but too a long time for them to take our order and get cocktails. Had to ask for stuff we ordered often and they just forgot...several times. Food was delicious, the chicken should not be missed. Great location and the patio is lovely.

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RM
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as usual. We came for an early dinner before a show. I brought 4 friends. They will all come back.

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F
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The staff was great, especially Lauren, the food was great, and the whole vibe is wonderful.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service. Ask for the server's off menu drink recommendations

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SK
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Chicken was very good, lamb special even better. Very friendly and efficient wait staff. Had a wonderful time!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Homer Street Cafe is always consistent with great food , service and smart cocktails !

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AJ
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

What a wonderful night had here. Was recommended and did not disappoint. Food and service - impeccable!!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great lunch but sad to hear that they had no fried chicken skin today and that they are taking it off the menu :(.

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N
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Consistently good all around. Never been disappointed.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Always a classic with great food and better service

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food and service, but incredibly loud music made it necessary to shout at the person 2 feet away. I don't understand the philosophy of this? Is it to keep the bartenders awake?

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FM
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We celebrated my friend's birthday on the patio. Food and service were superb. I have dined there on several occasions. My only suggestion would be to turn down the volume of the music. Inside the restaurant on by the patio entrance, the music was too loud for conversation. It should be more in the background and not competing with conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Snacks and refreshments after our sons grad ceremony. The food was delicious and where we were located was perfect for our group.

Robyn, our server, was so nice, friendly and kind. All servers in the industry should be like Robyn ! Thanks for being great !

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JV
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Perfect for a pre-concert meal. Service was fast and impeccable. Good selection of food, which was very well prepared and plated. Limited wine & beer selection but good possibilities. Exceeded expectations on all counts. Will come again!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Exceptional as usual. We will continue to wa here each time we visit Vancouver area from Portland.

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CE
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent staff, location and atmosphere! You can't beat their chicken! My GF is vegetarian and had a great meal as well!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Kristina is the best manager in the city, made our experience amazing!

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MB
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We were seated in the 'cafe' section of the restaurant which is quite delightful. Service and food were very good. Only downside was the noise level from a large nearby group - not sure if anything can be done about that but it detracted from the cozy cafe vibe. Otherwise would recommend it.

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BA
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

My 3rd Visit and I would certainly come back again! Great food, ambience and service!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

On the edge of Yaletown. Good, attentive service. A small, cozy outdoor seating area. The snacks and starters are great for small appetites or combining two for a larger portion. Highly recommend the crab & avocado salad. Interesting presentation and tasty. My friend had 2 snacks, the maple leaf pork belly and the crispy chicken skins and would recommend for flavours.
We did notice a long table in the upper area which would be good for small groups. Many of the tables in the upper area are tall tables & chairs. These are not the most comfortable for dining but the lower area, at the corner of Smythe & Homer, has regular sized tables all of which can be reserved.

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C
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Best baked chicken skin! Too bad they sell out fast. Best seating for 4 persons, we had a family dinner, and it was perfect. The day we went the indoor exhaust was not strong enough, the rotisserie chicken smell would likely lingered on clothing. Very pleasant dining outdoors that day, so opted for that. They have heaters so we felt comfortable throughout the dinner.

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MF
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great for after theatre meal. We arrived early as our show ended early. We also had an extra person on tow. We were quickly and easily accommodated. The food and service were great.

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DB
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A very pleasant meal with fine service. The chicken liver mousse was divine.

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KR
2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

So for all the hype it was lackluster at best. Two of us ordered the avacado and spinach benedict and the others the pork belly sausage combo. The food was good. The toast was burnt and the servers seemed uninterested. I would go back to sit outside and have drinks but that's about it.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A wonderful dinner on a beautiful patio. Excellent service by our waiter, Eric, and we would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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k
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our second visit was as delightful as our first. If you're looking for calm and quiet, this is not your spot--but we were there early for a pre-show dinner and the noise-level was comfortable. As before, service was prompt, thoughtful, and friendly but unobtrusive. We shared 2 delicious appies at the Happy Hour price, then on to 2 excellent seafood entrees: the scallops and a halibut special. The lemon tart and a good strong coffee topped off a thoroughly delicious meal--all of it nicely timed to get us to the theatre on time. Simple but elegantly presented food, expertly and hospitably served. We'll be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Really great roast of the day, they nailed the aesthetic they were going for and the service was nice.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was good overall. Service was good where our server wasn’t too pushy. Food was decent.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Lovely room with great service. Roast chicken is amazing and the veg sides excellent. Try the beet salad for an app. In a ‘hood of “see and be seen” places this one is comfy, pleasant and relaxed.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My favourite place to eat for special occasions! I recently went here for my graduation brunch!

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SO
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Highly recommend this place for brunch. Pork belly + applewood sausage + potatoes + toast + eggs = the only breakfast you'll ever need to eat.

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m
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Had a good meal on the outdoor patio. Service was very good and would recommend this restaurant

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BB
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Awesome food and great service, VERY attentive staff. My second time there and I will be back again, cocktails were perfect! I never order chicken at a restaurant because I make it so much at home, but I ordered it this time and it was so good, the au jus makes it (requested dark meat a few mins after I ordered and it was no problem). Everyone at the table (6 people) ordered different dishes, and everybody was very happy. Appetizers were fantastic too, the pork belly, hummus, and seafood corquettes were super tasty!

Also,I didn’t realize they have a patio until we left, next time!

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AR
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place never disappoints. I go here all the time and just keep coming back!

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JU
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Noisy so harder to carry on a conversation.

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N
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Went here to celebrate a graduation. Delicious food (maple pork belly!!) for a reasonable price with top notch service!

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D
4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had a small family gathering and really enjoyed the service, food and nice ambiance. The charcuterie board was small, but tasty. We’ll definitely keep the Homer St. Bar and Cafe on our list of great places to meet for good food.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was good, except I’m a bit disappointed that although I mentioned in my reservation that it’s for someone’s birthday, nothing was done to acknowledge this. Not even a small candle on a free dessert. Maybe this restaurant doesn’t care about ‘special occasions ‘.

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OT
1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It used to be better I’ve been here several times. Service was great, ambience is unique but the food menu and taste has deteriorated I left feeling unsatisfied and hungry after paying $70 for two people.

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MG
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Homer Street Cafe is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. It is where we take any out of town guests and it is where we do family dinners. Its beautiful and relaxed atmosphere and excellent food made from quality ingredients never disappoint. The service too is impeccable and friendly. We love the halibut, steak and rotisserie hicken dishes. HSC is great for brunches too.

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