Closed and closing soon: 5 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Apr 19 2019, 11:12 pm

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties. Alas, this is the way of the foodie world.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will do so imminently.

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Nestle Cafe


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The cafe said it would be “closing for now” and it hasn’t secured a new location yet. Nestle Cafe Vancouver’s last day of operation was March 31.

Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House

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Vancouver’s first-ever Vietnamese coffee bar, Ca Phe, came in with a bang, and it’s super short but sweet run has come to an end. The cafe was the first of what’s sure to be many businesses that will operate inside Chinatown House in a pop-up format.

Hon’s Wun-Tun House – Robson


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Hon’s Wun-Tun House has confirmed that its 1339 Robson Street location has shuttered. Known for its big menu full of comforting Chinese classics like BBQ meats, salted fish, chicken fried rice, and a plethora of vegetarian options, Hon’s told us that patrons in search of this spot’s eats can head to its sister restaurants in Coquitlam and New West.

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Poquitos Comida & Cantina


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Poquitos Comida & Cantina opened at 630 Kingsway in October 2018, and it’s almost time for the vibrant eatery to shut its doors for good.  Poquitos will be offering its last weekend brunch services on April 20, 27, and 28, and you can reserve by calling 604-876-8704. The final day of business will be May 26.

India Gate Restaurant


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The small 12,000-sq-ft lot is right next to the Capital Residences tower and is currently occupied by a 1914-built single-storey retail building with tenants such as a picture frame store, Red Burrito, Simon’s Bike Shop, Vancity Weed, Thai Cuisine Restaurant, and India Gate. In a recent Instagram post, the restaurant said it received an eviction notice to vacate the property.

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