on the west side of Hornby Street, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery
Cross Street |
between Robson and Georgia Streets
Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sleek and Modern
The Glass City Café is aptly named. From the floor-to-ceiling windows to the chic interiors, glass is a constant at this spacious, airy café on Hornby Street. The décor has plenty of glass, steel and chrome, but red walls lend a sophisticated splash of colour, while another — displaying glass tiles — stays true to the theme. Despite its location in the hub of downtown, Glass City Café rarely gets packed, making it an ideal spot to meet with a group of friends or for a quiet business meeting.
What’s on the Menu?
The fare at the Glass City café is fast, fresh and hearty. At lunch time, the place gets hopping, mostly with a yuppie professional crowd. All the food is made fresh onsite daily. The menu is easy and casual, including dishes like omelet’s, salads, sandwiches, and soup. For lunch, try the savory lamb with tomato sauce or the chicken tikka masala. Warning: Some of the desserts on display behind the glass counter will make you want to ditch that diet.
It’s a Café, After All
With all the food choices, let’s not forget the coffee. If the coffee at the Glass City Café tastes familiar, it’s because it serves Caffe Artigiano coffee (Hint: If Artigiano next door is packed, you know where to go). For non-caffeine drinkers, there’s also a good selection of teas and freshly-squeezed juices. If you’re in a rush, you can get your meals to go. The café also does a bustling business catering office lunches or holiday parties.