RAILTOWN CAFÉ

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397 Railway Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.428.0800

Web: www.railtowncafe.ca

Twitter: @RailtownCafe

Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo.

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Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of Gastown. This is a go to spot for an amazing lunch, which is what I had on my most recent visit. This is an eatery that I had been to on previous occasions to attend events, this was the first time I have visited for a meal and am I ever glad I ventured over to Railtown for lunch. The menu boards are large and high-up on the kitchen side and you will see a full line-up of house-made soups, sandwiches (ones that are in the regular list, and daily specials), salads (ones that are on the regular list and a huge offering of a build your own salad), quiche, and more on the savoury side. Then there are bars, cookies, cakes and more on the sweet side and then there are hot and cold beverage selections.

Beef Dip

Beef Dip

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Strawberry Mint Tea

Strawberry Mint Tea

Pork Sandwich

Pork Sandwich

I had the daily special which was the outstanding Beef Dip ($11) which was filled with their beef brisket, fried onions, cheese on a French baguette with jus for dipping and it was delicious, I added a side Quinoa Salad for ($3.50) extra which added more goodness and was quite a large serving. I also had one of their refreshing Strawberry Mint Tea ($2.75). My friend had the Pork Sandwich ($10) tender shoulder, jalapeño, cilantro, pickled vegetable aioli, french baguette, which he loved along with the addition of a Caesar Salad ($3.50) extra.

I was too full for dessert this time around, I can’t wait to return to try the Ice Cream Sandwich with salted caramel brittle.

Review by: Richard Wolak