|Cuisine Type |||Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas|
|Ambiance |||Live Entmt., Meet For Drink, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine, Counter & Bar Service|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||ATM (machines only)|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Bus #15|
|Cross Street |||18th Ave.|
Profile Last Updated: March 14, 2008
Looking for a funky hangout spot with a bohemian flair? This Cambie Street fixture boasts live entertainment every night and a relaxed attitude that will keep you coming back for more. Low lights and framed vintage movie posters create an alluring atmosphere, and set the tone for a great night out.
The Kino Café has earned its reputation as Flamenco venue, playing host to some of Vancouver's finest dancers and guitarists. Wednesday through Sunday nights draw Flamenco enthusiasts from all over the city, giving them a chance to enjoy spirited performances in an up-close and intimate setting. Lache Cercel starts the week off right with swinging Gypsy Jazz on Mondays, and the Hot Club of Mars takes over on the third Monday of every month with its own brand of sizzling swing. Tuesdays host comedy night, with a devoted crowd of regulars in attendance. Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. throughout the week. Reservations are strongly recommended on Friday and Saturday nights as the café fills up quickly.
The menu centres around traditional Spanish tapas, with a few other Mediterranean treats. The light and delicious bruschetta is a great place to start nibbling, and classic patatas bravas are well executed. If you're sharing, take advantage of the varied antipasto platter – and order a pitcher of fruity house sangria to go around while you're at it!
Call Ahead: Reservations recommended Friday and Saturday evenings.