Linh Cafe French-Vietnamese Restaurant is relatively new to the Kitsilano, Vancouver neighborhood. Just down the block is Au Comptoir – a classic Parisien cafe and The Juicery Co. I have been frequenting this neighborhood because of power yoga with ClassPass Vancouver.
Linh Cafe is a French restaurant with a Vietnamese twist. Or you can say it is a Vietnamese restaurant that is heavily influenced by French cuisine cooking. Lately, we’ve been hearing about all the rave about their pate sticks and lobster poutine.
Pate Chaud 6: Pork, wood-ear mushroom, shitake. Served with dijon mustard and homemade onion jam and fresh baked bread. We loved the flavorful pate and onion jam we had to ask for seconds. It was a good start to the meal.
Goi Cuon Salad Roll 11:50: Made in house preserved pork, vermicelli, lettuce, fresh herbs. The price of twelve bucks for two rolls seems awfully steep. But considering a tasty pork pate and fresh herbs you can really distinguish was almost forgivable. The roll is loosely wrapped, so you can imagine my clumsy-self making a mess all over the table.
Half Butter Poached Lobster Pountine 21: Add house made sausage for 4.50. Peppercorn gravy, black forest ham, Swiss cheese, hand cut fries. This ludicrous looking delicious poutine was Linh Cafe’s entry to a poutine challenge. Pop the poached egg and let the egg yolk run. Smother it over the rich, peppery gravy and crispy fries. I love the natural combination of ham and Swiss cheese but the butter poached lobster really takes you downtown!
On the side was more fresh crusty French bread so you can soak up all the greasy, gravy and sauce.
Duck Roti 23.95: Tender, roasted duck confit, glazed grapes & apples, and duck sauce. The duck was ever so tender and cooked perfectly. It takes approximately 30 minutes into the meal to arrive but it was so worth it! Even if that meant an extra sesh at spin class the next morning! I had to book myself a double spin cycle class with the ClassPass app. Served with buttery mash potatoes and more crusty French bread to soak up ever ounce of the duck fat.
I really can’t wait to come back to Linh Cafe for brunch. Their Banh Mi Pork Rillettes Sandwich with Ciabatta, pull pork, dijon mayo, onion jam, and lettuce sounds amazing.
And if you are wondering… Service is very attentive and friendly.