Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro

4.6
397 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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 397 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken and waffles ever. Delicious bulgogi and rice. You must try this place, definitely worth it!

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food, poor service. Our server seemed annoyed. Not sure if it was with us in particular or he just had a bad day? Regardless it made the dining experience poor.

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food! The only downside was the slow service. Took a long time to get our drinks and for our meals to come. Otherwise it was a great lunch!

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T
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent especially the Chicken and Waffles. Service was great!

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j
Hamburg Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch options! Loved the pulled pork eggs Benedict!

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EW
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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ID
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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M
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, with fresh ingredients and delicious breakfast.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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e
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the s’mores!!!!!

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service!

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y
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and great service.

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SV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

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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SB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, drinks and food.

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MZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and friendly and engaging service!

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A
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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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B
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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k
Vancouver
70 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location. Fun and Friendly service. Fantastic food.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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

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