The decor isn’t much, just some simple pine benches and tables in a room of cream-painted bricks. But the food is great, and the value even better. It’s one of four locations (the others are in Gastown and the recently opened Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant eateries) serving up mostly vegetarian Lebanese fare. The crunchy falafel is made according to a secret recipe that involves both chickpeas and fava beans, and one of the most popular dishes is the crispy roasted cauliflower with lemon and sea salt. There are a couple of meat dishes—lamb patties and chicken skewers, mainly—and no alcohol, but the fresh-pressed juices are loaded with delicious vitamins. This is a great spot for a cheap, nutritious lunch.
1206 Seymour St
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown & Yaletown Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–9pm, Sat noon–9pm. Closed Sun. Phone 778/371-3266 Prices Main courses C$6–C$14 Cuisine Type Lebanese/Vegetarian Web site Café Nuba