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Cafe for Contemporary Art - CLOSED

140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
+1 778-340-3379
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  • Very good19%
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28 Jun 2014
“Amazing burrito!”
26 Jun 2014
“Love this place!!”
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140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Ha a great time having lunch here last week with my kids. They have a little place on the side, away from the quiet patrons with their laptops, with a kids table and blocks. That was much appreciated. Though my kids didn't play much because...More

Thank ckredhead
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I visit this cafe fairly frequently as I live close by and always have a great experience. Love the location, atmosphere and fit out- and the staff are always friendly. Their burritos are amazing with a couple of vego options including Mr Bean which is...More

Thank AJF90
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Great friendly service. Food came fast. Small latte and large fish burrito came to $11. The ingredients fresh and I was more than full. Nice atmosphere just like the name says. It's got a contemporary loft feel - feels like your first apartment but with...More

Thank Yenlinh C
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Came here for lunch after a visit to Lynn Canyon. We enjoyed it! It may not be for everyone - the menu was limited and service fairly slow. However, it's still a fun, unique and tasty spot to check out at least once, and in...More

Thank MN_on_the_road
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Everything is fresh as can be and made to order. Best burritos north of San Francisco, a real North Vancouver gem. Just please promise not to tell too many people! Enjoy!!!!!

2  Thank bcbuzz
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Thank you to Chef Matt for a great lunch!!! The salad,shrimp tostados and trio of assorted tacos left us happy and full. Pricing incredible for such fresh ingredients and flavor. Has an upbeat vibe with lots of young families and people just hanging out talking...More

2  Thank neesy53
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The tacos are great, so is the coffee. Been multiple times and they have never disappointed. The potato taco is definitely the winner. You really can't go wrong with this place. I just wish it was more of a late-night place. This part of North...More

2  Thank treepondersleaf
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I enjoyed stellar contemporary fish tacos. The coffee is great, too! The lighting is not the best, but it doesn't matter much when the food is great.

1  Thank TaraBianca
Reviewed 7 July 2013

On two visits to CAFCA, I've been distracted by hearing both music playing in the kitchen and music playing in the restaurant. The cook listens to his own choice of music while "mood" music is played through the main sound system. When I mentioned this...More

1  Thank Geraldine M
Reviewed 30 June 2013

They could definitely do a "best thing I ever ate" show on these tacos! I am not usually a fan of the taco, but driving down from a hike on Mt Seymour, I saw this place listed with great reviews , so what the heck!?...More

1  Thank Bciliberto
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  • Address: 140 East Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 4X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 778-340-3379
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Café for Contemporary Art is an independent art space featuring both international and local artists; is an amazing café serving the most thoughtfully roasted (and sourced) beans predominantly from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters; is a great place to get soup; is home to Matthew Craig's signature spelt brownies (best ever!); is a great place for kids to come and draw; is home to periodic literary and musical events; is across from the Pinnacle Hotel on East Esplanade in North Vancouver's emerging Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood.
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