Cora Breakfast and Lunch: Fruit, Fruit and More Fruit

Diana Chan January 10, 2012 Brunch, Coquitlam, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, Uncategorized

Cora opened on the West Coast last year. Its been established on the East Coast, but finally the chain is here! Cora is located in Coquitlam near Coquitlam Center. It’s quite a far drive but if you want a taste of their gigantic breakfasts and lunch, you may want to travel far.

Since I don’t live not too far from here, KoreanGirl, Gmoney, Jewels, and SuzySticks took a short drive here.

Coffee ($2.50)

1990’s Harvest with sunny side up egg ($11.95) has a large cinnamon-raisin brioche dipped in french toast batter with an egg and bacon strips on one side and a mountain of fresh fruit on the other.

One side of the cinnamon bun was dry and the other one was moist. Certain fruits weren’t as fresh as others, but there was definitely a lot of fruit.

1990’s Harvest with scrambled egg ($11.95) I think Koreangirl was missing a bacon here if you compare it to the image above. She found the same issues with the partially dry cinnamon bun and certain fruits not fresh.

Eggs Benedict ($12.25) has two poached eggs on an English muffin covered with Hollandaise sauce, served with roasted potatoes and fresh fruit.

Seventh of July ($11.25) has 2 crepes and french toast covered with a mountain of fresh fruit. It was OK, but it has a lot of carbs. Its a bit difficult to eat since Jewels didn’t know if she was supposed to eat the crepes with the fruit or eat them separately.

Buckwheat Blessing ($12.95) has 3 sausages and cheese wrapped in buckwheat crepes with a large amount of fruit. I thought the sausages wrapped in the crepes were really good! Yummm meat! There was plenty of fruit, but the watermelon was not fresh at all. It looked super pale. It’s a good touch that they have a few unique fruits like starfruit and persimmons.

Overall, you gets tons of fruit with each dish, but you should come in the summer when fruit is the freshest. Since you never know what fruit will end up on your plate, if you have an allergy, it’s best to let them know ahead of time.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Best to come when fruit is in season
  • Busy on weekends
  • Can be seen as a bit expensive
  • Lots of booth seating
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lots of parking

We Rate Cora


3025 Lougheed Hwy
Coquitlam, BC


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. nance428 January 10, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Hey! You are in my neck of the woods (or are you part of the boones)? Great post with yummy photos… I really enjoy their brunches, they have so much selection and always with some fruits on the side!

    you must try their daily fruit smoothies and their chicken melt sometime if you haven’t already!

    • DesignGirl January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

      I’m close to the North Burnaby side of SFU. Not exactly sure if thats the boones, but some people tell me its ghetto…but its really not.

      Their sandwiches looked good, perhaps I will need to take a trip back there.

  2. 604munchies January 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Ooo!! this has been on my list of places to try, but I haven’t been motivated enough to take a drive out to coquitlam yet.. although the fresh fruit pics are making me hungry.. might have to take a trip out there this weekend 😀

  3. Kirby January 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, every dish looks divine and I love how they give you so much fruit!!! I’ve googled this place and it’s like an hour drive from where I live…X.X But who knows, maybe one day I’ll be crazy enough to do it! 😀 Great review (and pics)!

  4. BigSmile January 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I agree with nance428! Their smoothies are delicious (albeit them being a tad pricey)! (My favourite is the Strawberry-Banana smoothie). I ordered the Seventh of July the first time I came and wasn’t completely satisfied with it (although it tastes pretty good), but was thoroughly satisfied by a sunshine panini on my second visit. Definitely worth a return trip back if you don’t live too far away! 🙂

  5. Cath January 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

    In Quebec we have Cora everywhere and I really like that place when I want to indulge a little more on breakfast. What I really really like though is the kid menu. I often take my two little cousins there (5 and 6 years old) and they love all the choices they have!

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