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

Ruex Cafe and Bar

4.4
4.4
362 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 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 362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Global, International

362 Reviews
  1. AmyK

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. JessicaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Moonstar7

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  11. 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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I came here with my bf however The hype the restaurant has and the food is so disappointed. They need to check on their menu. I ordered Fresh Fruit they are kidding us 2 strawberry pieces I paid $6 . Please work on your menu.

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  21. BobM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go for brunch, the eggs benny is amazing and the French toast is like no other. You really need to try the French toast, I cannot explain them. The service is great and the latte’s are perfect.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to this establishment a few times for both lunch & dinner, and they never disappoint. Everything from the staff to the ambience, service, and food was extraordinary. My friends and I went to try the stuff on the brunch menu, I had the Falafel Waffle along with the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate mocktail from the Valentines Day menu & for dessert we had the Oreo pancakes. Everything tasted great, the food and drinks did not disappoint. The prices are a bit high for the portions you get, however, it’s understandable due to the quality of the food being phenomenal as well as the restaurant being a bit more on the high-end side. As a result, highly recommend this place for a group dinner for any occasion, or a date night for two. Keep up the great work!

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  23. Dreamer

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere for socializing with friends and family.

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  24. AmandaSung

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED everything about the restaurant - I would certainly go back. I got salmon and my friend got udon. We both LOVED our food. The prices were very reasonable. The decor and the ambience were also really great. Though the location is not central (near King George Station in Surrey), I still consider this place a neighbourhood gem for the locals and would highly recommend everyone nearby to try!

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  25. Gabrielle

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! The food is so good! And so is the overall aesthetic of the place. The menu is so diverse and definitely not your regular brunch which is such a nice change considering all the restaurants around here seem to have very similar menus. Highly recommend!!! 100/10

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  26. DanaT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and it was fantastic. Service was attentive and the food was amazing. The Udon Carbonara was amazing and great cocktails. Will definitely go again.

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  27. DeeS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for breakfast during Dine Out Vancouver. The restaurant was easy to find, and very trendy - Nordic take on interior design. The food was great - beautifully plated, great flavours, and good portion sizes. My only feedback for the restaurant is to improve communication between the server and guest. I ordered Shakshuka, and was not expecting the eggs to be pouched extra soft (the whites weren't even cooked thoroughly). A quick heads up to the guest would be ideal "it traditionally comes with eggs pouched soft. Is that okay?" - especially considering the risks associated with eating undercooked foods. I was also not offered a second cup of coffee; my cup/cream/sugar were taken away without asking. A simple "are you finished with these?" or "would you like another" would go a long way (and potentially bring a higher bill!). We had a look at the regular menu and cocktail list, and will definitely come back for dinner to try those.

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  28. ChristinaJ

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was AMAZING! Delicious and well presented. Some attention needs to be given to the restaurant though. The menus were really dirty and sticky, and my chair had a big hole in the seat. Overall, I had a good experience and will come back again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as always and very pleased at the dietary accommodations made by the chef.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go-to for date nights. The food’s just so good and service is amazing as always. Never disappointed. 💚

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  31. yvrfoodie

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious but the portions was small so pricey for what you get. Restaurant was pretty but so noisy! My partner sat right across from me but I couldn’t really hear what he was saying. I felt like I was in a loud pub instead of a fancy brunch restaurant

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  32. Jayme

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a group of 9 people here for dinner for my birthday. We didn't feel the space was too small and everyone could hear from across the table pretty easily. 1 person was gluten free and another couldn't have citric acid (found in most fruit and beyond). The menu was very accommodating and everything tasted delicious. The drinks were very good as well. The staff were super nice, too! One dish was late and my friend was given complimentary fries and a complimentary desert without asking. Overall, a very good experience and will definitely be coming back for brunch some time.

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  33. AllisonF

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time visiting and very impressed as didn’t even know it existed there and I work 1 block away.

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  34. HannahD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been dining at this restaurants since they opened. Ruex is exactly what Surrey has needed for a long time. Great food, great staff, great ambiance. A perfect spot for a date night, a happy hour meet up, Sunday brunch, or a family dinner! Menu options will cater to your various preferences. I've tried almost all the dishes and have not been disappointed.

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  35. RamneekK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Have heard lots about this place but were really disappointed in the food. For a place that is presenting high quality food, it was plated and looked good for instagram but the the taste was not there. Under seasoned, the pork belly Benedict "hollandaise" tasted like melted kraft single cheese.

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  36. JoelH

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the lowest I’ve rated Ruex as I’m a big fan and have had great meals and cocktails there. I’ll be back.

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  37. JessicaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friend flew in and so we had dinner here on boxing day. Even though we arrived really late to our reservation, because of the holidays, the restaurant was empty so we were still able to make it. Appreciate the staff for accommodating us. The food/drinks were delicious and this was my second time dining here. So far my experience has been excellent. My friend also had a really good time! Thanks for making my holidays a wonderful experience. P.S. Get the chicken supreme. The potato and sauce is sooooo good!

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  38. IloveOpenTable

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've loved Reux since it opened and the food and customer service has always been a 10/10! We have always hoped for a downtown-vibe restaurant near us and when Reux opened, we made sure to visit first thing! The ambiance of Reux, whether it be brunch, lunch or dinner is 10/10. I've celebrated birthdays, Mothers Day, brunches and date night! The food is 20/10! My fav is the udon carbonara and their speciality hotcakes at the time (mango?). Our recent visit was a family dining experience for Christmas Eve and it was beautifully decorated and the lights were dimmed perfectly. It was a lovely night, and the manager was so sweet and thoughtful for fulfilling my request for a corner spot. Reux is our first choice when thinking of a cool spot to take our family and friends on this side of the bridge. Keep up the amazing work! Please expand to North Delta! There's an available spot in Sunstone for a restaurant which I'm certain, everyone would want your restaurant to open up!

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  39. FerialS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service. Definitely recommend

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  40. Kels

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our visit to Ruex. It’s very nicely decorated and has good ambiance. Our server Jappan was excellent. We had the paneer fries to start and they were so delicious. Another stand out was the udon carbonara! The mains were plated very nicely and tasted very good. The only feedback I had was that the overall temperature could’ve been hotter, things came out slightly warm.

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FAQs

Ruex Cafe and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 362 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 10 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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