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Cafe de L’orangerie Vancouver moved from Granville Street to Marpole area on 1320 West 73rd. This location is much better. It is less busy and there is plenty of street parking. Next door is one of my favorite Malaysian restaurant Penang Delight. Cafe de L’orangerie is Japanese, Italian, French fusion with pasta as their specialty. One of my best friend, loves coming here and would often even come alone to have some dessert. I prefer to come with a few friends so we can order a variety of dishes.
Cafe de L’orangerie has friendly staff. The food is not bad and portions are fairly big. But it is shy from the wow factor. It is good for a casual dinner. Prices are quite steep.
The restaurant has minimal décor and because of the big empty space, it can get extremely noisy when it is busy. Noise just bounces off the walls.
Masago de Creamy Spaghetti 9.80: Squid, mushroom, asparagus, roe, cream. This mentaiko spaghetti is creamy but not too saucy. I like how it isn’t too salty. I would however, like to see more mushrooms and squid. It seems to have more pasta than other ingredients.
Japanese-Style Neapolitan Spaghetti with Hamburger Steak 13.80: Ham, onion, mushroom, carrot, ketchup sauce with parmesan cheese topped with a big hamburger steak patty. This rich and cheesy dish is deep. The menu states ketchup sauce (not good of fashion tomato sauce). The pasta has a sweet taste but missing some zing.
Curry Special 14.25: Hamburger steak with 2 pieces of fried prawn. This Japanese curry is mild and comes with rice. It is a good alternative if you don’t want to eat so much wheat. Topped with a big hamburger steak patty. This one was slightly under cooked.
I guess you do save the best for last.
Zunda Dango Parfait 6.95: This Asian dessert is quite filling, not too sweet and has a lot of good stuff. Rice balls, sweet edamame bean paste, red bean, ice cream and black sugar sauce.
Cafe de L’Orangerie is alright. I won’t be running back here anytime soon – except for going next door to Penang Delight. I still prefer the good old fashion Italian pasta. Don’t mess with the Italians!
Cafe de L’Orangerie
Cuisine: Japanese, French, Italian
Mon 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
1320 W 73rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 4R3
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Ever since my trip to Japan I had been very fond of UCC Coffee. UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd is a coffee manufacturer in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture Japan. The coffee is rich, dark and memorizing. The closet I’ve been in contact with it since we last departed was in Olympian City in West Kowloon, Hong Kong… Then Gyo-o brought in the canned version and I thought I was in heaven. But then finally Aoyama Café in Aberdeen Mall in Richmond / No 3 Road brought premium siphoned coffees from around the world and delicious Euro-Japanese fusion cuisine. UCC coffee was brewed fresh. Again it was like long lost loved ones re-unite.
Ice coffee served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Aoyama Café offers a little more than just coffee. They also serve Euro-Japanese fusion pasta, curries and Japanese rice meals as well as desserts and waffles. The interior is comfortable with booth seats and tables in warm colors.
Deep Fried Pork Cutlet on Rice. The pork cutlet itself were tender and not greasy. Portion wise was quite generous. The sauce was too salty and just too heavy. It is best asked served on the side instead of having it smothered on top. Salad came with the combo but it was small and I’d rather skip this to spend on a cuppa joe instead.
Shrimp and Mushroom Spaghetti in cream sauce
The shrimps were fresh and the mushrooms, bell peppers were a good addition. This was much better when compared to the above. It offered more seasoning and flavours were more enjoyable.
Smoked Salmon Omurice
Omurice is a curried rice pilaf wrapped with a thin Japanese egg omelet. The rice was dry but very flavourful – sometimes the execution is not very consistent. Served with cream spinach sauce.
I much prefer their coffee and desserts than their food. I mean it is not terrible, but I would rather hit up the food court on the 3rd level.
Aoyama Cafe (UCC Coffee)
1008-4151 Hazelbridge Way
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