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

Maxine's Cafe & Bar

4.7
4.7
184 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 44 times today

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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 184 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for brunch

184 Reviews
  1. WesleyP

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. Betty

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great overall...the only slightly negative thing was the music was too loud.

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  3. AaronT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. Courto

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I shared the Burrata, spot prawn pasta and the moules frites. All were excellent. I would have preferred more seasoning on the burrata dish but the others were perfect. Service was friendly and attentive. Cocktails and wine list were great. We’ll definitely go back and highly recommend.

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  6. RobB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great! Tasty, interesting menu, good wine list, great service and a great vibe!

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  7. acviens

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with an excellent selection for the Happy Hour menu. I ordered the carrots and the steak tartare. Both dishes had a bit of a Mediterranean twist as well (ie: turmeric tangy mustard with the carrots). Our server was delightful, had a small issue with one of our dishes and she got it seen to right away and it came back perfect. Excellent vibes, the dining room had a decent volume without being overwhelming (coming from a neurodivergent person). Looking forward to dining here again 👍🏼

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  8. BerndC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent again, food scrumptious and the staff excellent. Great choice for our birthday group

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  9. Chris

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty dishes and wonderful, friendly, attentive staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch at Maxine’s! Friendly service and food was hot and delicious 😋 Would definitely recommend and return.

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  11. robertk

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My beef brisket croque was poor: the brisket was cold, the egg cold and dull and the bread also too cool. My friend enjoyed her meal. The bread pudding was good. I was glad that it was my treat as I know my guest would have been very disappointed in the main I received if she was paying.

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  12. Francis

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Highly recommended! Would definitely dine here again!

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  13. CatouK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambience was really good, albeit a bit on the loud side! Food was delicious but menu a bit limited.

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  14. GlennP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to change to patio but staff very accommodating and supportive with blankets and good heating. Friendly attentive service but not clingy. Will def. Go again.

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  15. Mindi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing good, atmosphere and impeccable service! Thank you to the whole staff for making our Valentines Day so amazing! Highly recommend the Sablefish and Mac & cheese!!

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  16. Jenny

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and shared a few different dishes which were interesting and delicious. The space is cosy and interesting, we will be back!

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  17. GALEM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of six and we really enjoyed the food and ambiance. One guest was vegetarian and she was very happy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always, one of my favorites restaurants in Van

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  19. KirstM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love that they have gluten free options and a designated fryer for celiacs! Always great service and a lovely atmosphere

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  20. ThomasC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a brunch date the scramble eggs are also a must order as they were the best we've both ever had

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  21. Gord

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place for an evening dinner with friends. Management and staff fabulous. Shoutout to Aaron!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little place. Valentine dinner package was $100 per person set menu. I will go during regular times to check out again.

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  23. DanielO

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Valentine's Day set menu. The food was delicious and the portions generous. We went with the wine pairing option which was spot on. And the service was friendly and efficient.

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  24. Marmo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and Valentine’s Day event. Would highly recommend

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  25. Danny

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner review: From the décor, to the service, food and drinks, it was fantastic! Although it was Superbowl Sunday, we wanted a place to have a nice dinner and not be bombarded with a silly game. Maxine’s was perfect! Our food was so tasty, and the presentation was superb! In all honesty, the duck was a smaller portion, not much else accompanying it. Nothing wrong with that, but just information for future patrons. Perhaps on the pricey side overall, but a special treat and a great place to take out of town guests. The cocktails were top notch and delicious. And the service was so amiable and welcoming. A real treat to have this in the neighbourhood!

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  26. SVPSVP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the evening and would go again. Parking was a bit of a challenge.

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  27. DMuller

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you know the Vancouver food scene, think Tableau meets Homer Street, in the best possible way! Happy hour food is a bargain and great quality, cocktails are original and tasty. Ambiance is lovely, and I can’t wait to come visit in the summer when the patio is open! I feel a new favourite coming on…

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe the best Benny I’ve had. Substituted back bacon for strip bacon and everything was perfection. Waiter was so friendly and happy as well. Can’t wait to return.

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  29. Holly

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amongst our dishes were the tuna tostada and scallops with bacon, both of which were outstanding. Very fresh with the perfect balance of flavours. Delicious beverages as well. Even though the acoustics in the restaurant lend to it being a bit loud, which for me is a challenge, I will absolutely be back.

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  30. Dctennis

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience overall. The best ! Thank you

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing. Cocktails were elevated and tasty. The food was beautifully plated and warm and comforting. Even the person switching tables was sociable and lovely. It was one of best restaurant experiences ever.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great brunch at Maxine! Food and drinks are superb

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  33. MWS27

    Toronto

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful meal, great drinks, outstanding service. I will definitely come back when in Vancouver.

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  34. AlianneS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels were great.. but fries too salty. Thanks for the nice touch re my friends birthday wishes/card. Great ambience!!

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  35. VickieS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner and service by Alona(I’m sure I’ve misspelled-apologies!) First time at Maxine’s in the evening-love the intimate atmosphere!

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  36. Shahdad

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I pretty much liked the vibe and atmosphere of the place. The food was awesome. We ordered French omelet, Maxine's breakfast sandwiches, smoked salmon rosti, and an eclair. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service provided. I will highly recommend this place for breakfast or brunch.

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  37. Sophie

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best time and the service was outstanding! The food was so great, just regretting not getting dessert

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  38. AliO

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Excellent service and all the food came out at the right time.

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  39. AnnaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, delicious food and lovely ambience. Would return and recommend

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  40. AmandaSung

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I got Truffle Omelette. My friend got French Omelette. Both delicious. Sat at the heated outdoor patio. Not cold at all. One thing that the server did not do well is when she served my friend coffee, she did not bring any coffee, cream or sweetener, nor did she actually ask whether my friend wanted any of it, either. That was rather unprofessional. Other than that, my friend and I enjoyed dining there. Loved the interior design and its decor. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family. Likely to go back as well.

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Maxine's Cafe & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 184 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 44 times today

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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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