Sweet Cherubim Restaurant and Bakery

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 14 reviews )

1105 Commercial Dr (at Napier, East Vancouver), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5L 2NY

Restaurant, bakery, and natural food store. Menu features baked goods, breakfast burritos, tofu scrambler, and more. Food is vegan suitable unless otherwise noted. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Western, Take-out, Bakery, Canadian

Reviews (14)

First Review by philjdomm

Great place! - Edit

Absolutely loved this place. My first meal in Vancouver was there and I think I fell in love with the area thanks to Sweet Cherubim. They have a great selection of vegan food. I got a terrific burger and some treats.
It is nicely located on Commercial Drive, has a nice atmosphere, and a cool store attached to it.

Pros: Delicious food, Plenty of options, Good service

Cons: Too far from my place (and country)

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Good Vegetarian Food - Edit

Good Vegetarian Food. I support Vegetarian Restaurants, I respect you. I want the vegetarian food to be even more spicy though because I like very Spicy Food.

Pros: Vegetarian, No Meat, Good Tasting Food

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Samosa, Mimosa! Okay, fine, just the Samosa.. - Edit

Fried Spinach Feta, Need I say More? Sooo Goood. Oh Tofu Rice is pretty good too.

Pros: Samosas, Vegeterian, Vegan

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Treasure Trove of Vegan Sweets - Edit

Man. Three, or was it four cases of bars, raw ball, brownies, cookies, etc and damn near everyone was labeled vegan (+ an ingredient list).I got the following: lemon anise and walnut cookie (huge), coconut rocha (chocolate covered haystack of coconut), shortbread sandwich with chocolate filling, and a ooey-gooey raspberry date bell shaped thing. All are good. The cookie was a little dry. Totalling $9CAD.

The rest of the store is a natural food store with all the things you would expect, plus a great dried herb selection.

Staff was nice.

Pros: variety

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Yummy Samosas :p - Edit

Out of all the samosas, the chickpea is my favourite ( a little spicy) and I can't find any place that makes better samosas yet. I recommend the Spinach/Feta samosa if you are vegetarian or non veggie.
Also, I personally think the best pakoras they have are the zucchini ones as well. The other ones taste a bit bland and the texture is odd. Just warning others that if you decide to warm the pakoras, expect for a LONG wait time.
I have tried other things on their menu as well, but didn't really like any of them. The veggie burger tasted a bit burnt and I didn't like the buns at all. The salads are not fresh when I'm there (unless told by a friend of mine who used to work there at the time). The dhals and curries are okay, but I've had better and more fresh and hot.
Like another reviewer has stated, the desserts in the case are questionable. I walk by here a lot and they look like the same desserts from the day before. I've tried a lot of them and didn't like any of them personally. cookies were a little stale.
The location is great, seating inside and nice seating outside,hard to miss, and has a nice attached health food store. Worth checking out. :)

Pros: good samosas and pakoras, Location is great, Huge selection

Cons: Slow service, wait time to get food, Desserts and baked goods, Not very fresh food

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Great Food, Great Location - Edit

I really like this place, lots. I just find it very frustrating on how long it takes to get your food. Never come here if you in a hurry, but do check it out.

Pros: Great Food, Great Selection

Cons: Horrible Service

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Worth the stop when in Vancouver! - Edit

In Vancouver for a few days and am checking out some of the local places with Vegan food. Sweet Cherubim is about 10 minutes drive from downtown. Great variety of baked goods, including cookies, pies, muffins all of which are vegan. Also has a hot bar with Indian-influenced dishes and a coffee bar. The place is attached to a health food store which is also stocked with mostly vegan food.

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Not good enough - Edit

So much choice that you wonder how fresh the food is. There are piles and piles of cookies and cakes behind the counter. The food is served canteen style and it's never quite warm enough. The service is not great, the floor is not clean so frankly, there's not much to go back for.

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What an assortment! - Edit

Entering the restaurant is overwhelming!
I am sure they offer more than 80 different meals and cakes. From burger, sandwiches, soups, cake, cookies to smoothies and juices. And everything is vegan! Well, about 95% is vegan, the rest may be vegetarian or you can choose between vegan or vegetarian.
Some meals are expensive, though. For example a small piece of cake. But therefore they offer at least 10 different exotic vegan cakes. Cookies and puddings not included.

Summing up, check it out. You won't regret it ;)
5 of 5

Pros: The assortment!, Taste, Friendly staff

Cons: Sometimes the prices

1 Response

Al-Cajon 22 Jun 2012 - Oh sorry, I forgot two things. The have daily offers/discounts. E.g. the vegan burger + juice of your choice for free. And after or before eating you can just go into the organic grocery store next to the restaurant. Very nice.  

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Good Spot - Edit

Lots of tasty (Indian-ish) items. Tons of dessert/baked goodies, too. Natural foods store adjoining, and with the Co-Op and Eternal Abundance shops in next block, this is veggie mecca!

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Best Place For Vegan Desserts - Edit

I've been going here since around 1990. It has always been a great place to go shopping. I love the atmosphere; it's a real hub of activity; always busy. The prices have gone way up over the years, but... so have prices everywhere else. I will say that they have the most creative, tasty, and exciting desserts. They even had raw selections long before the recent raw trend. The restaurant has a LOT of vegan choices. I never bothered to count, but it must be 98% vegan. Note: cookies, samosas, etc. in restaurant have more tax than the same sold on the store side. It's just a wonderful place and I imagine they will still be here long after the current health/vegan/raw/etc. trend has dissipated. Go pig out on desserts here!

Pros: Great desserts, Cookies, bread, etc. made by them, Leader in the Veg community

Cons: Druggies, bums, etc. around, Well used toilets, Uuug, the city is so filthy!!

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Loved the Samosas! - Edit

The Samosas were worth the drive. Don't miss the chickpea and potato! To die for. The carrot juice is also very tasty.

Pros: Great value, Excellent food

Cons: Parking

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Wonderful Bakery! - Edit

Has a deli- style set up. Food was pretty good. Salads are huge! Even the "side salad"- so be warned!
Wonderful selection of vegan baked goods!
Atrocious service....be prepared to wait and wait.

Pros: bakery, vegan

Cons: service is awful

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luv it and for its price - Edit

all desserts are super sugartized but meals are very good! been here within a year.

Pros: inexpensive, vegan friendly

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