Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro
Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro

Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catch122.ca/
  • Phone: 6047313474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, French / Canadian, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Ian Errington
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Office catering: sandwiches, pastries, coffee, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Brent Kyle 604-731-3474x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Abbott Street
  • Public Transit: Hastings is a major bus route with stops immediately in front of Catch 122. Also, the Stadium Skytrain Station is a 5-minute walk away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking, Tinseltown/International Village, Woodward's.
A word from Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro
Located in historic Gastown, Catch 122 serves up unpretentious, contemporary Canadian cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. Brunch serves daily until 4pm, with a wicked coffee bar. Dinner serves Tuesday - Saturday after 4pm, when the wicked coffee bar transforms into a fresh seasonal cocktail bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (12)special occasion (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great brunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    After reading about Catch 122 in a few different places, decided to try it out and we were really glad we did! Really solid food with everything on the breakfast menu priced at a fair $12. Service was attentive, although the sweat pants, ripped shorts and ratty t-shirt look for service staff are just not my thing. Room was very big with great wood furnishings. Stuffed together quite close keeps it from being 5 stars. All in all a very nice spot for brunch. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    NickVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is right by my house so I am here more often than not. The service is friendly and attentive and the food is delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date
    omnomnom
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend last week and we really enjoyed it. The moules frites and the bison are wonderful and the beer selection was decent. The ambiance was great...low key and casual. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cocktails
    Mark
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place had some good sandwiches, but really the drinks made it. Definitely try the botanique drink, it was very good
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    eatout
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    catch 122 never disappoints, great food, great drinks & now happy hour specials.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    AbbytoVan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been there twice now and the food is fantastic. Love the decor and the lattes are amazing. Am hoping to work my way through the menu items!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food but music too loud
    Bunny
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    What is it with the loud music at restaurants? Do they not expect patrons to talk to their tablemates?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eatout
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The restaurant meal was a nice change. Shared 4 appies to make the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underrated for brunch
    kidsomething
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First time here - booked a table of 8 for brunch. Nice ambience, music wasn't too loud, table was ready when we arrived. They also provided us with 2 high chairs for the kids. Great unique selection on the menu (ex: duck prosciutto). I had the "catch 122" - croissant with smoked salmon and 2 poached eggs in a crème fraiche dill sauce. It was good but the yolk was cold when I bit in. My dad had the eggs Benedict which he said were good as well but he also complained about cold eggs.. And he started eating as soon as he was served. Great experience overall - perhaps ask the waiter to ensure food is served piping hot if it matters to you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, well priced
    MichaelG
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Pluses: Crab cakes - really just lots of dungeness crab with a breading - tasty. Dessert - chocolate & cherries - really good torte & black cherry ice cream; friendly staff Minuses: asparagus was overcooked; beet puree was tasty but the texture was off-puting. meat was a bit undercooked, but fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocktails and Small Plates
    nstaj
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent, creative Gin Cocktail to complete well balance meat and cheese starter tray. Wild boar was excellent with a multitude of flavours. Our server (AO) was excellent and we enjoyed attentive service without a hover. It was early (pre-concert) but we would definitely consider a later dinner or after event drinks/small bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    They were able to accommodate our large group which was the first plus. The menu was incredible, many great options. Our group was thoroughly impressed with the food, price, portion sizes, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    49n123w
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I went here with my fiance and family for my birthday dinner. None of us had been to Catch 122 before and we were very happy with the food and the service. The menu is not huge, but we all found something we loved! The cheese plate was an awesome appetizer, the hen was amazing and was prepared so you don't have to pick through bones, the pickled vegetables in the meals were divine, and I highly suggest the dessert menu :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise on wrong side Cambie
    LucyLikes2EatOut
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Don't be put off by the location of this charming restaurant. It's truly a hidden gem. Waitress Emily & her hubby Chef Ian ensured our table of 10 had a great evening of beer cocktails & tasty reasonably sized portions of food. Would come here again for an "away from the madding crowds" Friday night dinner venue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates!
    foodangi
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Ordered the poutine, crispy pork, tortelloni, a truffle mushroom plate and more! Finished it all, oh yes the meat and cheese plate also great. Would go back regularly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! Amazing!!
    mcr1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had the poutine platter (we just couldn't help ourselves) and a salad to try to balance things out. Delicious! The other menu items looked delicious too, so we'll have to go back! The wine was good too, though I would like to see more local options by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro reviews archive.
  • Who Knew?
    mmichiela
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We spun the Open Table wheel of fortune, and booked a last minute brunch reservation at Catch 122. I think we've found our new favourite bistro. Delicious takes on classic brunch fare, genuine and friendly service, and an eclectic decor will bring us back. Awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Catch 122 - Long Time Fans
    Martin
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We have been fans of the owners of Catch 122 for a long time (even back to their Indishpensible days). This time we invited a larger party (8 people), and they were all blown away by the fantastic food and awesome ambience. Although they had never been there before (didn't even know about it), they all became fast fans and will all return with their friends. I'm just happy we were able to show off Catch-122's exceptional food and service. Great Job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food.
    Palmy
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I went here with my husband and our 7 month old baby. The food was delicious and the coffee was amazing! I had the duck confit poutine which was yummy. I love the decor and it is very spacious. There is a change table for baby too which is fantastic. I will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rick
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food wasn't good and the open kitchen is not an asset. It looks unfinished. For example the fries are coming out of s bag and the smoky cheese in the poutine is very bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cute place
    lola
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Interesting menu, nice shared plates, needs more greens (like a basic salad!) Crab cakes were delicious. Only has 4 main courses and could do with a few more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice group brunch
    MyFlightpath
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The staff were friendly and the setting was urban fun. Overall the food was tasty and nicely presented. I'd recommend this for brunch or lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, good prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Ordered the poutine platter to share and everyone at the table quite enjoyed it. Crab cakes were under-seasoned, so a bit disappointed - not enough sauce given how thick the crab cakes were! Pork belly was not very crispy. Dessert was good. Had the pear tarte tatin; fellow diner had the bread and butter pudding - too dry at the top and too much of the sauce sitting at the base of the jar. The service here is very good. However, don't get the table by the window for four, though - we kept getting hit by the draft every time the door opened. Would still go back again - it's worth another visit and another look.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was good atomospher, lock
    Jessica
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    It was good atomospher, lock of wine selection. Food tasted great; wish the main courses have more selection or have special main course on that day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A soon not to be hidden gem
    Easzeedrive
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I took a big group to brunch for my birthday and although many of them had walked by this restaurant, none of us had ever eaten there. We will be back! It has a great ambiance but more importantly, great food and service. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Escape within the city.
    1stVisit
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I made the reservation for 5 of us 1st timers at 5pm and knowing us I gave ample time for us to chat and eat before heading out to a paint night at 7pm. The architect was gorgeous, massive floor space, brick walls, wooden-style tables, slightly rustic feel, and nice dimmed atmosphere.The drink I had that night was mimosa. Delicious. The food was excellent, it wasn't too little or too much, just right for fine dining meal. I had truffled organic mushroom for appy, and mussels for entree which was EXCELLENT. Unfortunately, due to slow service, did't have time to order dessert. However one woman did and she ordered bread pudding and it was outstanding. Worth trying Catch 122.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had great food (Valentine's
    LMCC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had great food (Valentine's Day Menu), a great waiter and a great visit from the owner. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    This place was adorable. Service was great and food was tasty. My only minor complaint was food was slightly under seasoned just needed a hit of finishing salt. I loved the open concept kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went to Catch 122 for Vancouver Dine-out Festival. A great menu and wonderful tasting menu! The addition of wine pairing was a nice touch. We will definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yumm-ish
    catshack666
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I went during Dine-out Vancouver and feel that I definitely got a good deal but I wasn't blown away by any means. The appy smoked salmon was good but it didnt have as strong of a smokey flavour as I had hoped it was a little bland but the accompaniments did add a bit off oomph. They had fairly large size portions for all courses. Main was the arctic char which was cooked perfectly but was paired with a pile of peas, not that exciting and also rather awkward to eat. Then moved on to carrot cake as dessert it was moist and the perfect density, served warm with a sweet carrot puree and a dollop of cream cheese mascarpone icing if I am remembering correctly. It was a 3/5 dessert but really didnt fulfill the sweetness desire I have for desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    pHolloway
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Did a night of dine out Vancouver here with a party of 4. We all had different combos for our courses and each tried eachother's food and every little bit was executed wonderfully. Portion sizes were perfect; not too small, not overwhelming. Our server was attentive and had great energy. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dramatic Timing
    DeelitedDiner
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our first Dine Out experience of the year. My roommate and I set up a double date and narrowed it down to this restaurant based on the menu and the fact that we had never been here before. Great decor, simple, spacious, nice lighting, exposed brick. Excellent service (Aeo helped make out night a success). Tasty food with a wide variety of flavours and choices that you don't find elsewhere (wild boar, beef cheeks, whiskey ice cream). Reasonable priced wine menu (although limited choices)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dineout!
    PugLifeConfession
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was amazing! I had every single drop of sauce and bite of food cleared off my plate! Meat so tender and flavourful! Really nice restaurant. Great for date nights!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate at Catch 122 as part
    Cate
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We ate at Catch 122 as part of Dine Out Vancouver. The 3 course meal was interesting. I particularly enjoyed the smoked salmon starter. The "cassoulet" had an interesting twist - duck sausage and pork belly rather than pork sausage and duck confit. On a Saturday night, the cafe had a pleasant buzz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service, Great Food
    lhtc
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I was late to my Dineout reservation and was worried that my reservations would be cancelled. My friend arrived right on time and she asked if it'd be okay if she sat down first, telling the server I was at least 20 minutes late. She was served graciously and it turned out that I was late a full hour but the service was still impeccable! No single rush.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Went there for dine out and was not expecting much as I have had bad fine out experiences but wanted to try it again this year. Catch 122 was amazing! Food was great every course of it! Everyone enjoyed their meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineOut Experience
    Melissa
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Restaurant was really good. Didn't get a chance to see the actual menu as we were there for DineOut, but the food was extremely. good. The mood and ambience were really great, but the noise level was pretty loud. Also, tables are seated a little close to eachother.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Food!
    FalseCreekFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The food at Catch 122 was fabulous. The portions are not large but the coupling of flavors and textures was amazing. I was a bit disappointed that the Dine Out Menu did not feature even one item that I could go back and enjoy again - although having said that, I am confident that all selections are similar. My only comment was that once the waiter poured the initial glass of wine from the bottle we ordered - he didn't pick up the bottle again, even though he was at the table several times and should have noticed our glasses were either low or empty at times. He also did not return after we started our entrees to see if it was to our liking - the restaurant was not busy (during an at home Canucks game).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    omnomnom
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Went here for Dine-out and the food+service was great, very friendly staff and great atmosphere in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dineout at Catch 122
    Kitslocal
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Four of us game for DineOut after liking the look of the menu. The beer selection and food was excellent. However, we felt rushed by the waitstaff; bringing the entree before I had finished my appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.