Cafe Gloucester is a typical Hong Kong-style cafe located on South Cambie. I love these cafes when I’m craving a creamy, sugary drink and white carbs! My favorite snack? A dong-yeen-yeung and Hong Kong- style stuffed French toast, of course!
Hard to really tell by this photo, but the decor is a little strange – kind of an early ’90s design with its crazy patterns and colors. But really, do you go to Hong Kong style cafes for the decor? I think not.
This time, I had a regular yeen-yeung because it was freezing out (hubby had the cold one). Standard, regular milky coffee/tea combo and most importantly, it satisfied my craving.
Egg and shrimp on rice was good, but not great. Quite greasy and oily, but was a good sized portion. Shrimp were perfectly cooked and weren’t mushy.
White, thick-cut bread, stuffed with apricot jam, dipped in egg, and then deep-fried – typically served with corn syrup. Really what could be better? Well, I’ve had better – at places like Kam-Do..but this one was still pretty good.
If you can’t make it to Richmond, and are in the Cambie area, then sure check it out. But don’t bother going out of your way to try Cafe Gloucester.