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Lily Mae's - CLOSED

12 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E7, Canada
+1 604-558-2599
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
21 Jan 2015
“Just lovely”
4 Jan 2015
“Exactly what it proposes to be”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E7, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

We had brunch here. The food was great, the service outstanding, the atmosphere fantastic and enjoyed everything about it.

Thank JLotz
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I won't go into details as there are enough detailed reviews available...suffice it to say that Lily Mae's delivers just what it promises and is one of our favourite spots for brunch. We love the casual elegance, warm and attentive service, and delicious food (-especially...More

Thank MLCinVancouver
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

We went as part of a large group for dinner and had a great time. The owner and staff were very attentive and could not do enough for us. The food options were great, and quality very good. The room is lovely, brick walls and...More

1  Thank PJM1968
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We happened upon this small restaurant while wondering around Gastown. It was lunch time and the menu looked perfect for our appetites. Decorated in a shabby chic style, the ambience was pleasant and the staff attentive. The French onion soup and salad we ordered were...More

Thank k j
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Lily Mae's is on our permanent list. The places you'll just keep going back to. We've seen changes in the menu and they've all been good. If the biscuits are on it, don't miss out. Brunch, lunch or dinner are all worth the visit. Two...More

1  Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Lovely decor - everything else dreadful. Went for brunch today having tried and failed to get a table yesterday - enquired whether they do French toast - answer 'no' (French toast on menu but they won't alter the way it is served so tough if...More

Thank Maria H
Jeff J, Owner at Lily Mae's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

I'm very disapponted to hear you had a disappointing experience. I am surprised at your perception of the "superior than thou" nature of the servers as this is definitely out of character. We actually do not have French Toast on the menu (we have a...More

Reviewed 16 October 2014

Nice place to eat; great food and great service in an intimate atmosphere. Seating is limited so one is not too crowded and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there! My husband recommends "Jeffs Java" as a nice after lunch treat. A gem in the middle...More

1  Thank CanadaAllison
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Dont miss out on this very sweet Find. Great service , great crew ,great menu. A prefect people watching location also . Bonus has a great brunch and opens @10. We loved it so much had to go same day and try and pairing dinner...More

1  Thank Greg D
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had planned to eat at another restaurant in the area (that's currently very popular) but there was a 2-hour wait! We roamed up the street and came acroos Lily Mae's... and we're so glad we did. Wonderful ambience. Great service. Delicious food. One of...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Lily Mae's was a wonderful find! Located in the heart of gastown, the stand out features for me are the intimate ambience of this lovely restaurant, the friendly and stand out service from Crona and Armand (apologies if I spelt your name wrong!), delicious food...More

1  Thank HCanada2014
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E7, Canada (Formerly Lily Mae's Comfort Cafe)
  • Public Transportation: The #50 bus stop is across the street and down 20 metres from Lily Mae's. Service is frequesnt.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-2599
  • E-mail
Lily Mae's is a bistro cafe in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Gastown area. This cozy, full service restaurant has much of its decor and menu inspired by a European bistro combined with a home-style, rustic approach-ability. With fewer than 30 seats split between an airy, bright main level and a cozy, intimate mezzanine, Lily Mae's strives to make guests feel like they are in someone's home...because they are. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch!
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