Linh Cafe is located on West 4th in Kitsilano. I’ve heard very good things about this café, so when I saw a deal on Groupon for $49 to get 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts, I thought it was a steal. An entree is around $25, so getting the Groupon was awesome! What can I say? I like a good deal!
The other half of the restaurant by the front entrance looks for like a café.
Their menu is quite unique as it serves French Cuisine with a Vietnamese twist. Owner and Chef Tai Nguyen merges his two loves of French food and family.
Mussel ($16.50) comes with a wine and fresh herbs cream sauce. It is served with 4 pieces of bread on top.
The mussels were nice and plump! Very delicious and the sauce was great. We dipped a lot of the bread into the sauce.
Nem Cha Gio Spring Roll ($10.50) is packed with shrimp, pork, wood-ear mushroom, and glass noodles.
I loved how crisp the outside was. One of the best spring rolls I’ve had.
Cassoulet ($23.90) has duck confit, house made sausage, pork confit, and white beans in a hot skillet. This was really good! How can you not love all this meat in a pan?
It also came with frites. Very crispy on the outside.
Gigot ($27.50) has 12 hour braised lamb legs in red wine and mirepoix. It is also served with bread.
I found the meat to be a tad dry and the portion is a bit on the small side.
Don’t forget to dunk it into the stew.
By this point, M and I were quite full from the meal, so we had to take the dessert home.
Apple Chausson ($4.50) are French Apple Turnovers. I popped it into the oven until the pastry crisps up a bit more. It’s pretty good, but I wish I had some vanilla ice cream to eat it with.
Three Chocolate Mousse ($6.95) M loved it. He was very satisfied with the dessert.
Overall, the entire meal was very delicious and I loved the combination of French and Vietnamese. You really get the best of both worlds. Our entire meal would have been over $90, but with the Groupon, it was around $50. Not bad at all. You know it’s a good meal when M can’t stop raving about the restaurant.
We Rate Linh Cafe:
2836 W 4th Ave