Au Petit Café

Au Petit Café is right beside Long’s Noodle House. Totally forgot about that when I went to check out APC for a late Friday lunch.

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The place was packed for 2:00pm but people eat fast. The inside can fit about 30 people. It’s pretty much a hole in the wall type of place but staff are friendly and fast.

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The menu is a short two pager with banh mi, appetizers, rice dishes and noodles. Can’t get any simpler.

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Prices have increased slightly since my original visit. About $1.00 to 2.00.

Trip #1
Hu tieu bo kho (#37) ($10.50)
DSC03015Beef stew and rice noodle soup. Couple large chunks of carrots, super tender, fatty beef, bean sprouts and noodles. The broth was flavourful, sweet and clean tasting. The noodles were a bit soggy but overall, a solid bowl.

Trip #2
Second time around, we dropped in on a Sunday (at noon). Turnover is quick so you won’t have to wait long for a table.

Banh mi cary bo kho (#9) ($11.95)
DSC07565Quite a few tables ordered this curry beef stew with french bread dish. Obviously, we did the same. Their banh mi is freshly baked; light and airy but also crunchy.

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The curry beef was delicious but they seriously don’t give you enough!

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Carrots and beef were incredibly tender.

Banh beo (#14) ($10.95)
DSC07568Steamed rice pastes topped with mashed green bean, shredded pork, shrimp bits, green onion and fish sauce. It’s only available on the weekends.

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First time I’ve tried this dish; decent but better as an appetizer to share. Flavour is a bit bland and I found myself using the hot sauce bottle (which I rarely do).

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Cash only! I’ll be back for more.

Au Petit Café
4851 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 873-3328

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