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Rose's Cafe on Broadview

Wiley Nov 22, 2006 05:17 PM

Don't limit yourselves to the Bahn Mi at this place;there are some very tasty ready-made meals on display, too, at reasonable prices.

  1. sierramum Nov 22, 2006 09:02 PM

    Agreed. They have quite an assortment of treats around the cash register (sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves; spring rolls; various buns; etc.). The prices are fantastic!

    1. xtal Nov 23, 2006 02:10 PM

      How do these prepared items compared to those available at places on Spadina?

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      1. re: xtal
        sierramum Nov 26, 2006 01:27 PM

        Sorry, xtal. I've not shopped for these items on Spadina so I can't really say how they compare. Perhaps someone else?

      2. jennjen18 Nov 26, 2006 04:51 AM

        I've never been to Rose, but have always heard lots of good things about it. Is it a pho place, a restaurant, or just a banh mi pick up place like Nguyen Hong on Spadina?

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        1. re: jennjen18
          Yongeman Nov 26, 2006 05:07 AM

          Not sure of their whole menu, but mostly like Nguyen Hong, mainly banh mi and other prepared things.

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          chalenegirl Nov 30, 2006 09:26 AM

          the lady at the cash is rude, i don't kno what her problem is. she acts like she doesn't need my business. the banh mi was alright, won't be going back until she appreciates her customers

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          1. re: chalenegirl
            Davwud Nov 30, 2006 11:24 AM

            I've never had a problem with her.

            Different girl maybe??


            1. re: chalenegirl
              julesrules Nov 30, 2006 02:18 PM

              Yeah I never get great service there, they don't care to ask how I want my Ban Mi nor do they listen when I specify (I got a dismissive nod and smile, but not the requested heat). Plus I don't really like being talked into buying more spring rolls than I asked for. My own fault of course for giving in, but I find them pushy.

              1. re: julesrules
                chalenegirl Nov 30, 2006 05:01 PM

                yea exactly, my experiences are similar. no more then mi nod fow acknowledge either. it makes me sad that so many places are ruined by bad service in small chinatown b/c it's my neighborhood. in my experiences, i don't get this rude treatment in markham or scarborough's little places or supermarkets. some my argue it's more authentic but i'm left desiring more.

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              jimmyb32 Nov 30, 2006 05:26 PM

              I've never had bad service here. Always friendly. And the banh mi was wonderful, especially since it only cost me $2.
              Absolutely the best take out value in the city.

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