I love this eclectic cafe for breakfast (see separate tip) but tried it for dinner recently and was disappointed. The menu looks incredible but food was not as well done as I would have expected from Sophie's. My husband had the open faced turkey sandwich and found the bread too thick, the turkey too stringy, not particularly nicely seasoned and stingy on the cranberry sauce. I had the santa fe burger which sounded good as it came in a wrap, but the wrap was too small for the burger and was subsequently difficult to eat. The black beans side was very nice though. My kids ate from the kids menu (choices: pasta, perogies, burger, chicken burger) which cost $5.50 and did not include a drink or dessert. My daughters pasta (penne) was over-cooked and falling apart. My son got the perogies. There were only four and came with a huge side of salad, so of course he was starving after, but managed to scrounge some turkey and mash. They enjoyed their icecream floats ($3.25).
Favorite Dish: I seem to remember going once before and the regular burgers being fine and the perogies and lamb sausage being very good.
This funky little diner on 4th is fast, friendly with great food and a relaxed atmosphere. We like to go there for a hearty breakfast sometimes and sit on the patio. We've always been seated very quickly, but late-risers on a Saturday will find themselves in a long line-up! Despite the fact that Sophie's is aways busy, the service is excellent.
Have since tried Sophie's for dinner a couple of times and probably would not hurry back for that meal. Will write separate tip for that.
Favorite Dish: Great lamb sausages, mexican scrambles, and milk shakes. But everything we've had there is great. Take home a bottle of the hot sauce!
Ask any local in Vancouver where's a good place to go for breakfast and they'll almost certainly include Sophie's Cosmic Cafe in their Top Three list.
In fact, they serve food all day. And while it's "okay" I think nowadays it's more hype than anything.
The restaurant is decorated in 1950's style, with lots of memorabilia adorning the walls.
Favorite Dish: For me, the food's where it's at for any restaurant. And I have to say that the food at Sophie's is, well, average. It's good, but it's not outstanding. And the prices have really climbed in parallel with their popularity.
I just don't think one should have to pay $2 for a coffee or $5 for a milkshake, especially at a diner!
The area of Kitsilano is one of the most unique neighbourhoods of Vancouver. A hippies hangout back in the '70s it is today maybe more tame yet still retains much of its colour.
Full of little shops, cafes, restaurants.
I can imagine a lovely day up and down Kitsilano neighbourhood on a bike and a must stop at Sophies' extravagant cosmic cafe.
Sophie's Cosmic Cafe: Wei and his girlfriend, Jesse, came up from Washington to visit...so we had brunch at Sophie's. It's a good idea to get there early as there is always a line...
Cool eclectic decor...
Favorite Dish: Sophie's platter...for two...very yummy...
Funky decor, great breakfast food. Always a line up on weekends for breakfast. Dinner and lunch are ok, but the breakfasts are what really stand out here. Milkshakes are made the oldfashioned way and are delicious. Try to go on a weekday or before 10 to avoid the long line up. Great hasb browns, don't forget to ask for the house hot sauce. Yum!
Favorite Dish: Espresso Milkshake and Waffles with Fruit
This is a cafe which you won't want to miss for breakfast. They simply serve the BEST benedict in town with the most reasonable price (CAD9 for a BIG dishes. I can never finish it) (Believe me, I've tried this dish in various places including London, Hong Kong and Japan)
Beside, the decoration is somewhat like a cafe in the 60's and 70' with a lots of toys sticking on the wall.
Favorite Dish: Egg's benedict