Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro

4.5
393 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Located in historic Gastown, Catch 122 serves up unpretentious, modern Canadian cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. Brunch serves daily until 3pm, with a wicked coffee bar. Dinner serves Tuesday - Saturday after 5pm, when the wicked coffee bar transforms into a fresh seasonal cocktail bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - Close
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Phone number
(604) 731-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Vallee
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Private party contact
Brent Kyle: (604) 731-3474
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Catering
Office catering: sandwiches, pastries, coffee, etc.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Abbott Street
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Parking details
Street parking, Tinseltown/International Village, Woodward's.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 393 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Nice Open and inviting space, Limited but innovative menu, everything to share. Excellent Food presented instagrammable on the plates. And not to forget: handmade drinks and tasty craft beer. Enjoy!!!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Fantastic and top notch all around. Reservation process was flawless. Josh (our server) was on point and did a stellar job serving our party.

The food...now that was on an entirely other level. Can only give 5 stars due to the platform, but it deserves a 10 star review. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was one of the best meals we have ever had anywhere. The staff was friendly and helpful. The cocktails were imaginative and refreshing and the four dishes, which we shared, were all superb. The burrata with heirloom tomatoes was so much tastier than any I have ever had, and the fried chicken dish was astonishingly good- don’t let the very brief description on the menu discourage you from ordering it. The roasted pork belly was also tasty and the madras curry with Morels and spring vegetables was delicate and delicious. We are only going to be in Vancouver for a week but we are determined to go back to Catch122.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Sorry to say but after a gorgeous breakfast last year this year it was a ordinary breakfast without any highlights. Eggs, meat, potatoes, thats all. Very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Delicious brunch options! Loved the pulled pork eggs Benedict!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Everything is to share, and that really bring friends together.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The bread pudding French toast was excellent and our waiter was fantastic! Great brunch spot!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Nice mix of food, friendly and fun service, well priced choices of both food and beverage. Great value for money.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I came here for brunch with a friend. The restaurant was a little bit noisier than I expected, but it was still easy to carry out a conversation. The eggs benny was delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Extraordinarily food and service. We tried almost everything on the menu. Evry dish was perfect.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Very nice restaurant, with fresh ingredients and delicious breakfast.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent food, very creative menu, good use of local ingredients.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Hands down BEST Benny I have ever had. Already planning my next trip there with my husband!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love the s’mores!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Delicious brunch and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I made a reservation using OpenTable for 4 people and the table we got was too crowded/small for our group. We went there for breakfast, and although it wasn't busy and many tables were unoccupied, we got a small table. Service was great and food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service, great lattes, & creative tasty food! I love a brunch spot that takes reservations! The atmosphere has a nice mix of cozy and industrial design.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service, drinks and food.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was good - the waiter said at the get go that it's meant to be shared "tapas style". That's not exactly the way I'd describe it. The dishes aren't huge, and they are cut up to be shared, but they're a long way away from tapas. Nonetheless, everything we tasted was expertly done, from the bread and the charcuterie board to the beef cheek and duck leg.
One personal note - I wish there were a few more vegetarian options, just because I'd rather not eat so much meat.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always a great meal and friendly and engaging service!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The catch madame had this yummy surprise ingredient: apricot jam! With the gooey cheese, brown mustard, thick slice ham and crusty bread.... it was delicious!

Tip —The wait on a Friday at 11am didn’t seem that long for those waiting but definitely do make reservations if you can.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic service. Sunchoke salad made vegetarian with Hallume cheese was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We came into catch 122 for brunch and we were expecting to be great, as usual. Unfortunately there were a few misses on this occasion - I had ordered the feature of the day which was a porchetta dish. I was super excited and when the dish came it tasted amazing! After a few bites I bit into a couple hairs in the porchetta and let our server know. Their immediate reaction was “that’s gross”, which it was and that was all they said. He offered to get another, but at that point I was too grossed out to keep eating. He took the dish away and when we brought the bill he took half the charge of the porchetta off. Which to be honest, is not totally fair as I had 3/4 bites. Also as someone that works within the service and restaurant industry, this is definitely a situation where a member of the team should have come over to apologize about the incident and a guest should not be charged for such a misstep. The rest of my party enjoyed their food and that’s why the review isn’t lower.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really fresh ingredients cooked perfectly. The octopus, fried chicken and salads were very unique and incredibly good. The service was fantastic as well

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything was Fantastic. Asked for something special and they were very accommodating. Well worth the price. Menu changes every few weeks. We will be back!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I went to Cafe 122 with a few girlfriends for dinner and drinks after work. Food & drinks were great and the server was very helpful and accomodating. I hear the brunch is good, so i'll be back to try that next!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal. Dishes we creative, beautifully presented with wonderfully delicate flavors. Fun vibe and extensive drink menu too.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a reservation for a birthday brunch on a (non-holiday) Thursday morning and though they made a mistake with our order, the food was quite good. The service was adequate as well, but the wait times for (1) placing our order (2) receiving our food and (3) getting our bill took a crazy amount of time. Ultimately, our first visit wasn't the best.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for a double-date on Valentine's Day. Set menu was fine and reasonably priced. Staff and restaurant are clearly trained and prepared for Saturday brunch. Felt like eating casual bistro style food in a Denny's. The front of house staff and dining room need a serious upgrade.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food. The shcnitzle and the waygu sirloin were particularly good.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Was sitting at the table for 15 minutes and no one came to serve us. When they did, they didn’t acknowledge that no one came to serve us. It was Valentine’s Day however they weren’t very better

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was not busy, by 830pm we were the only table. Drinks were very slow and inconsistent in quality - some were excellent, some mediocre at best (dark & stormy rum and coke ish) Share plates inconsistent as well: chicken was the stand out crispy, very well seasoned and interesting tastes - tuna no seasoning bland, needed wasabi garlic something, beef cheeks same nothing social, least value duck breat - not a share plate but apparently an entree not worth the price and very bland. The waiter was nice but very new and his timing was awful. We wont go again.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Salmon Benny was delicious! They gave bigger portions this time and we really enjoyed hanging out in this space! Great service too.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great location. Fun and Friendly service. Fantastic food.

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Waited over 45mins for food to arrive. No apology, no explanation. Did not try to remedy the situation. Not impressed.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a birthday dinner at Catch on a Saturday evening for Dine Out Vancouver and it was a great decision. All options on their Dine Out menu were something I would order, and at the table we shared everything because it was all so tastey. I've been there before for brunch and was not disappointed. Great, attentive staff and the ambiance and feel of the place is awesome. Cool cocktail menu as well! 12/10 would recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food following an all day board meeting!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Went as part of Dine Out and was very impressed with the menu. Food was delicious as we're the drinks. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food is outstanding but portions are small and expensive.

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