Café de L’Orangerie is a cute Japanese café located in Marpole tucked away in a strip mall between Oak and Granville Street. They serve a variety of Japanese comfort foods ranging from pastas, curry, drinks and desserts with a twist. It’s comforting to know that the consistency of their food has stayed the same after all these years! Their menu is super straight forward with photos of their popular dishes to help those who are indecisive.
It was a busy Monday evening for the restaurant and I could tell that the staff seemed a little overwhelmed. The place was packed with hungry patrons and luckily my boyfriend and I were able to snatch a table the moment we walked in. It’s best to come before 6:30pm or make reservations in advance to avoid having to line-up.
My boyfriend always gets the Curry with Pork Cutlet with double rice ($11.95+$1). The panko bread crumbs gave the pork cutlet a delicious crunchy shell while the Japanese curry had a good stew-like consistency. (Note: My boyfriend took a few bites earlier so it’s not a true depiction of the actual portion!). If you’re not feeling pork, they also offer their curry with chicken, deep-fried prawn , fried vegetables, or hamburger steak.
Masago de Creamy Spaghetti ($9.80): This is the dish that almost everyone comes here for! The noodles were served al dente with squid, mushroom, asparagus, and fish roe in cream sauce. It’s hard to really describe the taste of this dish since it’s so unique; you just have to try it out yourself!
We decided to skip out on dessert because there’s always next time 🙂
1320 W 73 Ave