I recently met up with Me Plus Food, Foodology, Gastrofork, and Food Punk for dinner at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver. Au Petit Cafe is a local favourite Vietnamese restaurant and they are known for their Vietnamese subs. The restaurant is quite small inside and the decor is pretty out of date.
I ordered a small rare beef pho ($7). The broth had a rich flavour to it and it was topped generously with thin slices of rare beef, cilantro, and onion. The beef wasn’t as juicy as I was hoping it would be, but it was still okay. This bowl of pho was decent but it’s not the best I’ve had. The size was good if you are looking for a smaller meal.
I also ordered a Vietnamese sub because I was starving. I got the shredded chicken banh mi ($4) that comes on freshly toasted warm French bread. The inside was filled with cucumbers, carrots, jalapeños, and cilantro. The chicken was very tender and it had a wonderful spicy flavour. All of the veggies inside were crispy and helped soak up the dripping juices from the chicken and the jalapeño added a spicy kick to the sandwich. This was one tasty sandwich and it tasted even better because it was only $4.
Au Petit Cafe is a good spot to hit up for some cheap eats. The pho was only okay but the Vietnamese sub was excellent and I would highly recommend getting one if you visit.
They are only open until 7pm.
Yes, for great Vietnamese subs.