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Maxine's Front Patio - Maxine's Cafe & Bar, Vancouver, BC

Maxine's Cafe & Bar

4.7
4.7
221 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French / American
WEEKENDS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS RESERVATION FROM 9AM TO 9:45AM AND WALKINS UNTIL 3:30PM. YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.
Maxine's magnificent interiors are inspired by the funky watering holes of Soho and the corner bistros of Europe. A curated menu by Executive Chef Bobby Milheron and Chef de Cuisine features elevated breakfast, brunch, lunchtime and dinner favorites that offer peak flavor and freshness. From morning favorites to later-day delights, discover what fits your fancy at the West End's premier neighborhood café and bar.

We are open daily for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
Walk-ins are always welcome and reservation for dinner service are available.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 707-7224
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Bobby Milheron
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for brunch

221 Reviews
  1. MarieC

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jocelyn was fabulous! We love the burgers and are never disappointed! Patio was great! Thanks

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  2. AndreaL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place for dinner. We were there for a birthday and the staff went out of their way to acknowledge the birthday girl.

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  3. VinnyD

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to the restaurant. Really enjoyed the food! Very unique, creative great flavours!! Service was attentive and friendly. We will return next time we are in Vancouver

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  4. ColinL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice Mother’s Day meal. Everything really tasty except the special risotto was a bit on the bland side. Service was fantastic!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Too lazy to write Too lazy to write Too lazy to write

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  6. HRSW

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu, great service and great food for very good value. And very pleasant ambience and decor except we do find it more noisy than we like for dining, with groups of 6-8 that get very loud.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places to eat in the westend! Our food was great and the service matched.

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  8. LuisP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! We would like to see more veggie- vegan options.

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  9. Dennis

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to go for happy hour. Great ambiance and service was super. Will go again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my boyfriend went there for our birthdays. The staff was very nice and the drinks and steak tartare were delicious

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  11. Underwhelmed

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, food presentation, and drinks. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly.

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  12. IanM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, Tamara was a wonderful host - thanks!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Ahi tuna dish which was under the share column on the menu, yet it was a very small portion and was not enough to share between us 2. The price was 22 dollars. The service was great, and I like the atmosphere. But on my last visit I remember the dinner portions were a lot bigger. I didn’t order this particular dish before tho.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite go to place for brunch/happy hour. Cute and comfortable inside but the outdoor seating in the summer is the best

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at the bar, Bartender was great, had us cracking up and the service was great! Overall great experience!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's as good as usual. Just want the French toast to have previous recipe.

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  17. Sher

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has great food and cocktails and amazing friendly staff. Brunch is delicious and happy hour too!

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  18. KarenS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Lovely surroundings and great food.

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  19. YVRDiner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food (delicious!) and service (warm and observant). I wish I lived nearby, this would be my favouite neighbourhood restaurant!

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  20. Sissi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time I dine at Maxine’s Cafe & Bar. I came in with colleagues. I am from out of town and was pleasantly surprised with the service, the food and the general atmosphere. The simple yet rustic decor added to the experience. I would definitely come again. And would recommend it to family and friends who are visiting Vancouver. Best!

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  21. JustinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought friends here and it was awesome and they wanted to go back the next day. Madame - awesome. Breakfast sammie - awesome. Benny - good but nothing special or unique. If you are debating something else and struggle to pass up a benny, this is one worth passing up to try something new. Regret not getting the chicken - looked amazing. Cool spot and atmosphere, definitely a must go.

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  22. AmyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented! Our server was very friendly as well... will definitely be back!

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  23. LadiesDinner

    Phoenix

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio with a group of 6 friends - we did family style and loved every dish we ordered. The starters were decent sharing size for a group and everything was full of flavor. Our server was wonderful. Would certainly dine here again.

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  24. Emily

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We used to love this place but it’s definitely gone down hill. Overpriced for the quality of the food! One of us ordered a flat iron steak which was cold… and we had to wait a long time for food to be served (the restaurant wasn’t even full). Our server also failed to let us know that there would be an additional charge to the bread we ordered with our mussels (we only found out when we got the bill) they knocked off the cost of the bread, but said the wait times were long due to us being stuck in front of a long table.. how is that our fault. When we we leaving with our jackets ready to head out the door they asked if we wanted a complimentary dessert.. a bit too late to ask now we had our jackets on and was pretty much out the door.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere! Really enjoyed my visit.

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  26. Yelper

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, with a wonderful breakfast menu

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server Natalia was amazing and made excellent recommendations. All the food was fantastic in presentation, quality and taste. We sat in the outdoor patio area that was heated and had clear shades to keep wind out. The special seasonal menu was fantastic as were the custom cocktails!

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  28. DeborahR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, ambiance and excellent wait staff! Definitely a must!

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  29. Daylily

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best service I can recall in a very long time. Wonderful food but our server made it all just that much better. She’s a gem!

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  30. Mash49

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here just keeps getting better and the service is attentive and responsive

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went in for a good burger and were not disappointed! In addition, the kale salad was delicious as well as the scallops and bacon. Service was friendly and fast. A great experience!!

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  32. kk821

    Vancouver

    179 reviews

    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibes at Maxine’s are immaculate! We love the cozy and vibrant decor (their decor during the holidays is even more beautiful). We ordered the full Harwood for 2 people, an affogato and a mocha; everything was so delicious! If you are a fan of bone marrow, this is the place to come for brunch; it’s my boyfriend’s absolute favourite. Our server, Antony (Anton) was so incredibly friendly and professional; he made our experience so, so nice. Our only complaint is that it’s very, very difficult to find parking in the area that’s non-permit; we circled around for about 30-minutes looking for parking and even then, we only got lucky when a spot opened up. We appreciate the hostess for giving us a longer grace period as the restaurant is well aware of how difficult the parking situation is in the area; that was a huge relief knowing that they allowed me to sit down first while my boyfriend continued to search for parking. We are very thankful for their kindness and friendly service!

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  33. Stephend2010

    Vancouver

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the nicest dinners I've had at Maxines in the past couple of months. Nice specials and a few interesting, delicious new items on the menu. Alanna took excellent care serving us - and was efficient, friendly and made great menu suggestions.

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  34. Nathaniel

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wrote a whole gorgeous review of my perfect evening at Maxine's, and then the OpenTable website crashed. Ordinarily I would give up but I still want to take the time to say how truly outstanding my experience was. When I made the reservation I sent them some details about my friend whose birthday we were celebrating and every single person we interacted with wished her a happy birthday. Every single person! They even wrote her a card that was waiting for her at the table. These were just some of the above and beyond moments we experienced through the evening. The wine recommendation was delicious, the course pacing flawless, and we felt like our table was the centre of their world without being overbearing. tl;dr WOW. Service, food, everything. I will be bringing everyone here. Thank you so much.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food, with consistent good service. A personal go to.

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  36. CherylB

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch - the salmon Benedict was superb!

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  37. WesleyP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time back to this city gem and will definitely return again! Always feels like a little taste of NYC for me. Love the ambiance, food, service, vibe. So glad to have found this place.

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  38. AaronT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the ambience was the perfect.

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  39. Courto

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Maxine's and I will definitely go back. Food was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Maxine’s!! Burgers are Great French Toast is Amazing I wish they still had their hash!!

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You can order delivery directly from Maxine's Cafe & Bar using the Order Online button.

Maxine's Cafe & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maxine's Cafe & Bar

1325 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bobby Milheron
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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