Roost: Cafe and Bistro in Strathcona

Diana Chan July 13, 2017 Cafe, Sandwich, Strathcona, Two Beakers

Roost Cafe and Bistro has been around for about a year in the Chinatown/Strathcona neighbourhood. I came here for lunch with a friend since we wanted to try something new close by our office. I ended up finding this place through Google Maps. We saw they had some avocado toast, so we wanted to give it a try.


The interior is very cute and hip. They’ve really transformed the space to suit the people moving into this neighbourhood. They have bar seats, patio seats and a few tables inside.

Soup of the Day

We originally wanted some avocado toast, but they ran out of avocados before noon, so C went with the soup of the day which was a tomato soup. It is served with buttered sourdough toast. It was not very impressive.

Sandwich of the Day

I originally wanted another sandwich, but since there were no avocados in sight, I went with the sandwich of the day, which had pesto, ham, cheese and tomato between 2 slices of sourdough bread. It is served with a side salad with vinaigrette dressing. It was ok, but a bit pricey for $12.

Overall, we were not very impressed by this lunch experience. For the neighbourhood, the food is a bit pricey. It was too bad they didn’t have avocados stocked on a Tuesday since that option would have been better.

We Rate Roost Cafe and Bistro

789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC


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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. cL July 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Quite pricey! I would so only go for the avocado toast. Attempt #2 w me? 😉

    • Diana Chan July 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      We need to go find the BEST Avocado toast in town!

      • cL July 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

        Have you tried Nemesis? I still need to try there. And TURF. And The Federal Store, haha. Soooo many. But got to stop by Avocado Bay soon, too!

        • Diana Chan July 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm

          I haven’t been to Nemesis yet. Lets go there!

          • cL July 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

            Yes yes!! When? You work in Downtown, right? Lunch break?

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