The Richmond area is known to have great and cheap Hong Kong style cafes and we recently paid Alleluia Cafe a visit over lunch a few days ago. For us, one of the great things about this place is that it’s nearby our offices and walking distance. When you’re having a busy day, you want to be able to get to a place and get seated right away and that’s exactly what happened. Our team arrived and we were seated within minutes – minimal wait time is ideal for the busy professional; now, to think of it, we might have just missed their lunch rush.
Here are some of the items that we ordered. Note: you can click on each individual picture to see the close up.
This restaurant is a great little cafe to grab a quick, tasty and cheap lunch when you’re on the go and it's also quite spacious. The service is fairly fast and you will leave full as they serve generous portions. One potential downside is that if you’re driving, you’ll have to look for street parking and from reading other reviews, it might sometimes take you a little while to find parking. Be cautious to read the signs in the nearby parking lots or else, you find end up with a parking fine. Overall, we enjoyed this place very much and we'll definitely be back here again.
You can find Alleluia Cafe at:
8131 Westminster Highway (East of No. 3 Road)
9:00am - 2:00am (7 days a week)
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Ok, I like food. I really like food but lunch is getting really expensive so I went to a few places to find out what I'm getting for my loonie.
Starbucks: Tall dark coffee, Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich - $8.05
I like my coffee just as much as I like food and you really can't beat Starbucks except maybe Blenz Coffee which I frequent alot. But this sandwich is sorta on the expensive side.. then again I think most sandwich places are expensive for 2 pieces of bread and some filling.
Sushi King 8176 Granville St.: Lunch box(tuna, salmon, ebi sushi, tempura, teriyaki chicken, and salad) $6.75+tips. Out the door with $8.00!
My favorite place for cheap sushi. Their pieces are gigantic and cheap! They recently came out with some lunch box deals that starts at $5.95(vegi rolls) and goes upto $7.00 or so. The tempura even had a prawn! If you are in the area I would really recommend dropping in.
Asian Fusion in Tinseltown Mall: Shrimp Wonton Noodle+Free Parking - $2.99 + tips
I was waiting for my son to get off school and strolled into Tinseltown. I rarely go there.. but I did and found this Asian Fusion restaurant in the Northeast corner. They have a sign that says "Shrimp Wonton Noodle - $2.99 special!". wah?? Who can resist wonton noodle at $2.99! Surprisingly delicious and somewhat filling. I also had the Spicy deep fried squid which was really good at $5.95. I really should have resisted the temptation but it was really good! So many really but really, really!! Anyways if you are just going for the noodle, you can walk out of there under $5.00 for lunch. You can't even do that at Mcdonalds! Also a 2 hour parking stamp thats worth as much as the food!
On this food odyssey, I found that a loonie can go a long ways if you know where to look. Happy eating!