Cafe de l’Orangerie is a restaurant that serves Japanese style pasta, sandwiches, and other western foods. I was in the neighbourhood, and decided to come in for an early dinner.
I picked Hamburger steak for my meal, which was Japanese style hamburger patty with mash potatoes, and carrots. It also came with a side of steamed rice. The hamburger patty was covered with mushroom demi-glace which was quite sweet. The pork patty was quite thick and got a bit too greasy as I ate. The consistency was closer to a meat loaf rather than a burger patty. It made sense to eat with rice and the mash potatoes because the flavours were quite sweet and rich.
My friend ordered the Japanese style spaghetti with side orders of corn soup and salad. The pasta was again, sweet! Sweeter than the burger as a whole meal because there was so much of it. My friend’s guess was that it was cooked in ketchup, like they would do in Japan. I liked it for the first few bites before it got too much of the same flavour, the pasta was cooked very well at al-dente.
These meals were quite cheap just under and/or around $10 each. I think it’s quite authentic for Japanese style western foods. I really wanted to try their black sesame parfait, and other Japanese sandwiches but I got way too full from my meal. Maybe next time; just not the first and second tuesday of every month though, because that’s when they are closed. Yep, had to find that out the hard way last time before I ended up at Talay thai food near by.
Cafe de l’Orangerie
8636 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6P5A5