I haven’t been to Copa Cafe in a quite a while since there are so many other HK style and Taiwanese cafes around. However, I love that it’s right across from the King Edward skytrain station and you can’t miss it because it has a bright yellow awning. I had a bad dinner experience here before but that was a long time ago so I had high hopes that it wouldn’t happen again.
I wasn’t feeling too hungry so I ordered a BLT sandwich with some side salad. The bread they used was quite thin and flattened. I think it would have been better if they used a slightly thicker piece of bread. It was just a very basic sandwich with bacon, lettuce and tomato. The salad had mostly fruits in it with some potato in a watered down mayonnaise dressing.
My friend ordered hot and sour soup for $5 and it was a pretty big portion. Big enough to share actually. It had the usual ingredients like wood ear fungus and bamboo shoots. I found that it was a lot more sour than hot though but it satisfied our cravings for hot and sour soup.
My friend also ordered the baked ox tongue on rice in tomato sauce. The ox tongue had a bouncy texture and I liked that they had a lot of onions in it. The sauce wasn’t overly cheesy and thick either but there were still substantial amounts of it so it was pretty good.
Copa Cafe is a good place to get HK style cafe food in Vancouver and the portions are generally big as well. Pricing is consistent with other HK style cafes with similar portions. We also had really good service and the manager was very friendly too. No complaints here!