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Enjoy brunch until 4pm daily & drinks all day! - Ruex Cafe and Bar, Surrey, BC

Ruex Cafe and Bar

4.5
4.5
383 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Global, International
Ruex Cafe and Bar is an all-day dining destination welcoming guests from morning through to late night and offers a unique and refined blend of a café and restaurant. Start the day with our fiery Pork Belly Eggs Benedict or Halloumi Avocado Toast, an elevated rendition of the classic avocado toast. At 4pm, come try our unique Chicken Supreme or Miso Maple Salmon and end your meal on a sweet note with the signature London Fog Creme Brûlée — light, flavourful and adored for a reason.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Sun 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 649-7839
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Greg Baja
  • Neighbourhood
    Surrey
  • Cross Street
    Streetlevel on Fraser HWY & King George. Across from the Church.
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Global, International

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Global, International

383 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate here before not on mother’s day and it was not as busy. The eggs benny was really good but the day I took my family, it tasted bland and quite cold as if the plate was premade. I believe it was just too busy to do food quality checks on them. For my drink, the matcha latte was quite good though. My mom really enjoyed the mixed veggies cause i know it was just recently made. The server forgot to get my mom her drink for at least 15+ mins. Hopefully when i go on a slower day they might redeem me with the food again. As I do support this local restaurant in my area.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great new spot for any meal. Will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I love ruex, the ambience and the food. It is always delicious and the service was great. Although when we went for a friends birthday, it was so loud we could barely hear each other

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  4. MMMM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was my first time at the Ruex Cafe and Bar but unfortunately, the food was very salty and it smelled fishy despite not ordering any seafood. The wait time was over 40 + minutes.

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  5. HoYeeL

    Vancouver

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was spotty overall. Our server seemed definitely new and not yet well trained. Orders had to be repeated, and she didn't pour the sparkling wine. Brought it out in an ice bucket but just left it on the table, which seemed odd. Didn't bring new cutlery after the appies were cleared and mains were served. Most food lacked any really great flavour. All of Paneer Fries and Calamari appies, Maple Salmon and Super Food salad all a bit bland. Salmon did have a hint of maple, salad was lacking any noticeable amount of quinoa, but greens were plentiful and fresh. The steak was the best of the bunch. All in all an average dining experience.

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  6. Lanny

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful friendly attentive service. Great mocktails and food is pretty good

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was especially impressed with the thoughtful service. I also got the feeling that everyone was enjoying working there, which is always a good sign.

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  8. SteveA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were going to an event and booked an early dinner time slot. The Happy Hour was on 4-6 and we ordered a number of items, everything was very tasty and fresh. We had corn fritters, Maui ribs, both pork belly & Philly cheese sliders, cauliflower bites, lamb pops, bibimbap and a couple of other items, all were terrific. All 7 of us said we would come back. Highly recommend it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here several times… always great food service and vibes

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a large group come in and jappan and Josh were so amazing at managing us. We were annoying but they kept their cool and we had an awesome experience. Food was spectacular. Coffee was great. Can’t wait to come back!

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  11. kingcoconut

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and great food. Would come back again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best brunch in BC and the best restaurant in Surrey

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  13. PrajwalD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanner is an exceptional host and you can see that he loves his job and making drinks on top of all of that!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Will be back. Great food, great service and great vibe.

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  15. Lizzyyy

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with cute decor, a wonderful menu with so many option and very lovely and friendly staff. Totally recommend!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always excellent. Recommend their new chicken and waffle dish!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was blown away by the service and ambiance. Food is amazing per usual. The staff really cares about their guests. Thank you for helping me host my special night!

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  18. Isha

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I came here a year ago and unfortunately the quality has gone down so much. Food took 45 minutes to come and it wasn’t even that busy when I came. The gluten smart peach waffle tasted like cardboard. We asked if we could sub the bananas on the biscoff french toast with strawberries, and were given 8 thin slices of strawberry and charged $6 extra for it!! Then we were given the wrong bill and were charged for someone else’s order.

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  19. MrsHilmer

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken wings are delicious. Just wish there was more for the price.

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  20. ChristinaW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely brunch with a friend. The decor was hip, the food was delicious. I loved the asian twist of braised pork belly with my egg benny. The potato pave was amazing. Service was exceptional. I found the rose latte too sweet and the server graciously switched it out for a white rose london fog without problem. The only thing I noticed was it got very loud around 11:30 and I could barely hear my friend across the table. We ended up leaving to find a quieter place to talk. If you want a quieter meal plan on getting there early as it gets busier past 11 on a Saturday. Overall, I had a great time and would definitely come again. A gem of a place in Surrey.

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  21. AmyK

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first impression. Food quality and taste was great. Should review "coffee" during brunch.

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  22. JessicaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the lounge area. I put my reservation in as a birthday. At the end they surprised my boyfriend and I with a small bowl of ice cream/sprinkles and a lit candle on top. It was really sweet. The restaurant was clean and the service was great. I would totally go back there again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girls & i had a good experience dining out at Ruex considering it’s our first time! The servers were very friendly and accommodating. We loved the ambience. Appetizers were really yummy! We had the Vietnamese Chicken and Paneer Fries! I had Udon Carbonara for main and i liked it! The drinks are kinda overpriced but overall it’s a great restaurant! We love how it’s asian fusion and they have so much variety! Definitely coming back for brunch next time!

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  24. Andrea

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Ruex was amazing! We had the eggplant omelette, the tostada benny, and the Ferrero Rocher French toast. I had been hoping for amazing coffee as well since this restaurant is Aussie-inspired; the coffee was good, but not as good as at Peaked Pies (also Aussie), for example. Service was good. Noise level is high, seemingly because of the acoustics inside. (But they did offer to turn the music down, which did help!) Would 100% go back again!

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  25. SimonB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eggs Bennies and coffees were great. Will definitely be back!

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  26. Moonstar7

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with the Ruex when we go, we actually 'all' get quite enthusiastic when we know we are heading there to eat. The food is delicious and with unique offerings. Lots of vegetarian to choose from as well, and the service is always good and friendly. The place itself has a nice ambience to it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a wonderful dinner and Ruex Saturday I ended up back for brunch Sunday after letting the friend I was meeting choose the spot. This was my first time at brunch and it was as delicious as dinner had been, again full of unique and delicious flavour combinations. The brunch menu offers a good variety of choices including lunch items. Both our meals were wonderful and we got to see one of the tempting and tasty sweet & fruit waffle (or it may have been French toast under the whipped cream) creations at the next table. It looked amazing and based on dessert the night before likely taste matched presentation. Once again the staff were excellent; helpful, welcoming and genuinely friendly. I would recommend reservations for brunch as they are busy.

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  28. TeresaJ

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After hearing so much about this restaurant, we decided to try it out and were not disappointed with the food. Everything tasted fabulous. The server was pleasant, but the service was slow. Still overall, will go back

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  29. Sara

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    the service was very bad - we were never checked on our server was very rude we ended up waiting an extra 45 mins for our bill once asking for it and it was brought by a completely different person - the vibe of the spot was chill but the food was below mid

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner and dessert at Ruex last night. Although I will admit on reading the menu I thought some of the flavour combinations odd, I’m very happy to be wrong. The flavour combinations are both unexpected, delicious and delightful. We loved every bite and can’t wait to go back. The service was excellent, staff all knowledgeable and friendly and the atmosphere is lovely.

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  31. NavreetG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was mediocre you definitely dine here for the ambience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good! Service a little slow! Drink menu is interesting it’s cool to see a different twist on classic drinks

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  33. KayT

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, great service, music a bit too loud, but will come back for sure

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  34. Surreynewton

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance is all there really is. The food is very bland, and the fries were bitter. Maybe try to their sweeter brunch menu if you actually want to taste SOMETHING. Even the brioche bun was flavorless- atleast it was soft. The burgers (chicken and vegetarian) were not worth the $20 price tag. Go to McDonald’s instead- it’s probably better. But once again nice decor and staff. Not bad if you add some salt and pepper!

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  35. Trish

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service . The staff are and ambience are awesome

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food was amazing and our server Jappan (hopefully i got her name right, if not i apologize) has been attentive and awesome.

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  37. ShawnB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere were great. Table service not so much.

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  38. Dawson

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to take my lovely girlfriend on Valentines Day!

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  39. Valentine

    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 food and great service! Thanks to the team's willingness to accommodate my request!

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  40. BobbiLusic

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentine's decor with photo ops made it very special. Awesome service and food! We'll be back again.

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Ruex Cafe and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Ruex Cafe and Bar

13615 Fraser Hwy unit 120, Surrey, BC V3T 0P7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Streetlevel on Fraser HWY & King George. Across from the Church.
  • Neighbourhood
    Surrey
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Sun 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Greg Baja
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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