Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Café Phin and Pho, on Denman
Oops, sometimes I get excited and start eating before I remember to take a photo. Normally, I try to spare the public and the restaurant from pictures of my half decimated food. In this case though, I really wanted to give a shout out to this great little Vietnamese place on Denman Street, at Nelson, called Café Phin and Pho. Their food is really fresh, the flavours are balanced and interesting, and the service is really friendly - they always make me feel welcome. It is a little counter service place , and is fairly new. Portions are big, too. I find it a good sign that their reading material has food magazines. I've been here several times. I am so happy to have such a good pho place downtown. I can even snag free parking out front sometimes if I have my car and am stopping by after 6 pm. I've had the special beef pho, spring rolls, salad rolls, and the pork belly on vermicelli (served with papaya salad!), and it's all been good.