[Vancouver Food] Lunch @ Cactus Club Café Coquitlam

Cactus Club Café is a Vancouver casual fine dining restaurant chain serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. It is very popular among locals. I finally went to the Coquitlam location in June for the first time in 12 years living in the city.

The Food

I was with my family, and we started our lunch with two cocktails. The first one was the Bellini. They made it into a frozen drink, which was very nice to have on a sunny day. With peach puree and prosecco, it tasted sweet and smooth.  I liked it a lot.

Cactus Club Café The Bellini
The Bellini

My sister ordered Frose Sunset Soda, one of the cafe’s signature drink only available in summer. It is made of Smirnoff vodka and soda topped with a splash of peach bellini.

Cactus Club Café Sunset Soda
Frose Sunset Soda

My main course was Hunter Chicken. My sister, who has been to Cactus Club many times, highly recommended this dish. It came with various kinds of mushroom, mashed potatoes, and green beans in demi-glace, a rich brown sauce. I am not a big fan of the mushroom, but all the rest was pretty good.

Cactus Club Café Hunter Chicken
Cactus Club Café Hunter Chicken

My mom and my sister had burgers. They were good but looked pretty standard. They are a safe choice if you don’t know what to get.

Cactus Club Café Chedder Bacon Burger
Cactus Club Café Chedder Bacon Burger

Conclusion

Overall, the food and the drink at Cactus Club Cafe was good, but I don’t think I will go there very often. While the drinks are very affordable during happy hours, the price of the hunter chicken is quite high in my standards.

Another problem I have with chained restaurants like Cactus Club Cafe is that they serve all kinds of cuisines, from teriyaki chicken to peking duck to tacos. I don’t know why they offer such dishes, nor do I know why people would order these dishes here. I guess people don’t think it is a big problem because my sister and her friends eat at this restaurant once a month.

Cactus Club Café Coquitlam Info

Address: 101 Schoolhouse St, Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X8
Info: Menu

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