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About Homer Street Cafe & Bar

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Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.
Classic comfort cooking takes center stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus.
A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a semi private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.

898 Homer St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Continental, Café

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 2:30pm to 5:30pm Mon-Sun 9:30pm-CL

Dinner: Sun -Thurs: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm- 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday - 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Smithe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 428-4299

Website:
http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com/

Entertainment:
Just blocks from BC Place, Rogers Arena, The Orpheum and Vogue Theatres.

Public Transit:
Close proximity to the Vancouver City Center, Stadium-China Town and Yaletown-Roundhouse stations.

Executive Chef:
Chris West

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Homer Street Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Local Ingredients (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Really cool ambiance and vibe. Attentive and fast service, despite of being packed on Saturday night. Delicious, juicy, done-just-right chicken, possibly the best I've had locally (and I tend to only buy from organic free-range local farms). The noise level was high, which would not make it the best spot for a first date (unless you don't mind yelling at each other from across the table). All in all, a definite thumbs up! Will be back again to try more things off their rotisserie menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Homer St Cafe is absolutely amazing; the service is top notch, the food is timely and delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. They play the greatest music and I've always had a great experience. The manager checked in on us to make sure everything was perfect and the attention to detail is unequaled. The perfect spot for a date night, a catch-up drink or a casual dinner to catch up with friends. Highly recommend, will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Attentive service. Reminded us of dining in New City. Easy place for smaller groups We were a table of 8 for our group. We would come back if just the two of us or with another couple.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I ate at Homer Street Cafe before going to a show. The atmosphere was fantastic: we loved the vibe and the interior. A very beautiful building! Our server was very attentive and ensured we always had everything we needed and that we were happy with our meals.
The food was perfect and decent sized portions! We ordered more than was necessary.
Our Caesar cocktails were delicious! Not made with Clamato juice.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Think you better update your information, we arrived for our reservation & windows all papered & closed because of Flood???? Disappointed no one notified us on our
reservation????

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I really like the atmosphere and the decor.
The food is superb and the service is prompt and warm.
I like to treat my friends to brunch after the service at Westside Church.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I will pleasantly surprised by the food and service at Homer Street Cafe. I often go to their sister location Tableau but will find more reasons to venture out to their location.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We really loved this restaurant! The food was wonderful and building and decor is dreamy!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very nice meal.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The best rotisserie in Vancouver! Amazing service, great food, a perfect place for dinner !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Came in for a late evening bite with a date. Attentive service and yummy comfort food. Couldn't ask for anything better.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

An iconic restaurant with great food and great athmosphere

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have now had three meals at Homer Street Cafe, and each was a wonderful experience. They are best known for their roasted chicken, and justifiably so--it is crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. A 1/4 chicken is plenty. I also felt that the service was attentive without being overbearing. The recommendations of our waiter were spot on. I have sat on outdoor patio twice, and it is a very pleasant place to enjoy a meal and see Vancouver pass by. This is a very nice, very capable restaurant. The food is delicious without being fussy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've been to Homer St Cafe a few times and the food and service is always great. The only thing I wish can be improved on is air conditioner (if there is any). We were sweating while we were enjoying the food. The only spot that won't make us sweat is probably outside, but not everyone likes sitting outdoor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a great evening with great service! Loved the place, the food, and team! Awesome chicken and drinks!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The restaurant was too hot (no AC!) so we had to sit outside. Normally I don't like that because of cigarette smoke from passersby, but it was nice. Good food and service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had a business trip and was staying at the Westin Grand. Homer is right around the corner. We had 3 meals there. No one ever said "Not Homer again!" Delightful place. Open air, friendly folks, great meals. Stop reading this and get over there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The HSC&B is becoming my go to restaurant in Vancouver! Have been a few times now and had a great experience each visit. Sat on the patio; the beautiful evening enhanced the great service and delicious food. Supper was with another couple; we each had something different...all were very good...I had the roast pork > Fantastic!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I emailed prior to making the reservation to ask when was "meatwave" which is a promo they have every last Friday of the month. They said it was the 25th, so I made the reservation then and stated it was for meatwave too. 2 days before ny reservation, i called to confirm it was for meatwave and they said yes. On the day of my reservation, they said they decided to move meatwave to the next weekend, and said they tried to call me though I didn't even get a voicemail. They didn't do anything to make it right or show any gesture that they were sorry. They didn't accommodate despite my efforts and despite my making a reservation for it a month before. I was just surprised that such a nice restaurant wouldn't even try to make it right with their guests. It was my first time here and though the place was nice, the disappointment has truly tainted my experience, and the lack of making up for it would not make me choose to go back.

Tags: Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was good but the place is a little bit noisy so it's hard to have a conversation. Also, there's 2 separate areas, and the area where we were seated was smoky (from the kitchen?). Not that I minded but just for people who might be sensitive, you can ask for a table at the main side of the restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great roast pork and chicken. Decent portions and comfortable, casual environment.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very poor cold service. Food ok but very poor quantity. Very expensive. People are very snobbish inside.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent Vancouver restaurant we visited whilst on holiday. High quality food if a little expensive

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were seated promptly. The waitress was new at her job and was very polite and didn't hesitate to call a experienced he best waiter to answer our questions. The food was excellent and the service was the very best.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love to dine at Homer St Cafe regularly and went tonight for a dinner for a group of 6. We were seated by the kitchen on the Lower level but unfortunately it was too smokey and hot. Service was amazing as always and the food was excellent. The noise level tonight was way too loud and along with all the smoke from the kitchen that made some of us very uncomfortable, it was not a relaxing dinner unfortunately. We will now always only request the bar/dining area/patio in the upper level for these reasons.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We found the portions quite generous and was a it disappointed that we couldn't find any room for dessert - must try- crispy chicken wings and maple glazed pork belly. Service was super friendly and place is casual but chic. Great place to meet friends after work and graze.

FYI - parking in front of the restaurant on Homer is $3.00/hr. Take the time to find more affordable parking...

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Delicious food and fantastic service.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Perfect for date night and a healthier option of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

You must reserve outdoor seating during summer time. Indoor is pretty stuffy and hot, they don't even have a fan on. The food was really great, but the heat is a turn off.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was good overall, server went to an offsite storage to grab a bottle of wine for me that was no longer on the menu

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great tasting food(unique yet flavorful), great service, quirky yet classic decor, nice ambiance- overall just a great place to eat, whether it be for a casual meal or a special occasion etc.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Outstanding food and service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails, fantastic service and reasonable prices. Highly recommended!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Been wanting to try for a while, one of the girlfriends who went out this evening says she always has great experiences here and the food delish, so the other 5 of us were very excited to try it. The restaurant looks small from the outside, like a cafe, but surprisingly very big inside! The doors were open, but it was also a warm evening and we were seated kind of in the back of the restaurant close to the kitchen, so it was particularly hot and the air didn't circulate much back there.
The people who greeted us at the door and then to our seats were all very friendly, oriented us to the menu as we asked what was a popular dish they're known for. We were offered drinks promptly as our party slowly came in for a girls' night.
Our server (who I wish we actually got his name as he didn't introduce himself) was welcoming at first, but as the evening went on, his service just became even more and more disappointing. One of my girlfriends had requested to change what she had ordered only
minutes after he took our order; well he didn't seem too happy with that and made it seem like it was a lot of work to tell the kitchen to change it. From then on, we had very little interaction with him, he didn't come to the table frequently to check on us, and when he did, not even a smile or a small conversation with him came thru. He honestly seemed unhappy to be serving 6 lovely ladies! As we were paying our bill, he had quite the opportunity to strike up some friendly conversation as 4 out of the 6 of us needed to use the credit card machine, yet he watched quietly while each of them processed their bill and then for the 2 of us who paid with cash, he counted the cash right in front of us (kinda made us feel like - is he counting the cash right in front of us cuz we might jip the bill?!).
Anyways, as for the food, it was tasty. I did try the rotisserie chicken which is their specialty. But honestly, when the service is bad, hard to focus on the food itself..

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Amazing food and service. Even though our server was busy at the beginning, we never had to ask for drink refills and he was always anticipated our needs. Usually I'm hesitant to order chicken when I go out because I'm afraid it will be dry, but this roasted chicken is so juicy ;)


We went for a girls night, but this is a perfect spot for a date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Came here on a Sunday evening and it was a great experience, the setting is very nice with an interesting selection of seating areas both inside and outside each designed and I make the areas appear smaller and more private. The menu is very good with a nice selection of small and large plates. The food was well prepared with obviously fresh ingredients, good portion size and fair pricing. The reception is very welcoming and the wait and service staff were all friendly as well as highly professional. A very pleasant experience

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Delicious food and polite and helpful staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fantastic evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

good service and delicious food

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Outstanding new menu items. Great venue. Highly recommended.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I FREQUENT THIS RESTAURANT MANY TIMES A YEAR.
IT IS MY GO TO FAVORITE IN THE CITY
I ORDER THE CHICKEN AND THE FRESHLY PREPARED VEGETABLES ALL THE TIME
STAFF AT FRONT DESK KNOW ME, AND ARE SO FRIENDLY

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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