I saw some delish pictures of cakes from Cadeaux Bakery, including an Earl Grey cake which prompted my visits. Cadeaux Bakery is located on Cordova and Main St. just on the edge of Gastown. The interior is adorable and girly!
I like the open kitchen concept. There were some yummy looking croissants being made in the back (I have a thing for croissants lately). Continue reading →
Sweet Obsessions has been on my list of dessert cafes to visit for a long time but I never really go to that area (16th and MacDonald Street) and it’s not that convenient to bus there either. Actually that area just reminds me of when I had to take my road test because ICBC is nearby.
When my friend said she felt like eating cake for dessert, I suggested this place and it did not disappoint.
We came after dinner and we were lucky to get the last table! As with most cafes, seating is limited. Continue reading →
I used to work near Sweetery Cafe but I never ended up blogging about it so here it is! It’s in between the Olympic Village skytrain station and Olympic Village. The area is industrial but new restaurants and breweries have been popping up as well as more condos. They’re only open Monday to Friday though and I see conflicting times on when they’re closed but I’m pretty sure they close at 5pm ( EDIT: they now open on Saturdays too! Check out Foodology’s post here.) In addition to dessert, Sweetery also serves soups and sandwiches for lunch. Their lunch special can be found on their Facebook page.
Instead of serving their Carrot Loaf in slices, they come in these mini loaves with cream cheese frosting on top. This was a good version with walnuts and raisins and the inside was moist. The amount of frosting was also generous. Continue reading →
The Hot Chocolate Festival is on again for the sixth year and after perusing some hot chocolate menus, the Black Magic from Bella Gelateria caught my eye. It’s made with Dark 63% Vanuari chocolate with black sesame paste and matcha whipped cream. The Asian inspired flavours certainly sounded interesting in hot chocolate form!
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I have a friend who’s really into diners so we decided to check out Acme Cafe in Gastown. You can expect a line up here on the weekend and they only seat you when your whole party has arrived!
They have an open pastry case at the front filled with delicious goodies. Continue reading →
Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to Fondway Cafe for their media launch event this month. Fondway Cafe used to be in Crystal Mall but they have relocated to Beresford Street which is just behind the skytrain station. The cafe is in a residential area with lots of apartments.
The cafe is pretty quaint and kitschy looking. I love the decor here and they have high ceilings which makes it look more spacious. I can see myself hanging out here with some girl friends! They also have some interesting art painted on the wall. Continue reading →
Honey Doughnuts is a popular cafe in Deep Cove and it was part of the reason I went hiking there! As a big doughnut and dessert fan, I had to try them out. In addition to doughnuts, they also have a lot of breakfast and lunch items. There is also outdoor seating available as well.
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After hiking at Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, we stopped by the Coffee Bun cafe at Lonsdale Quay on our way back to Vancouver. It’s near the bus loop and next to Starbucks. The cafe is small but feels homely.
The coffee buns are baked fresh everyday with fresh dough. Continue reading →
I’ve seen pictures of the 1L bubble tea from Ninja Bubble Tea and that seems to be what they’re known for! They are right next to Santouka on Robson. Besides bubble tea, they also have a few board games for you to stay and play and they also have 2 machines for darts.
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Disclaimer: All drinks were complimentary but opinions are my own
Last week I was invited to the Chatime media event by ChineseBites. They opened up three new locations this year on Robson, Broadway and Blundell Road. I visited the Broadway location for the event and it’s located a few steps away from the 99 bus stop at Granville and Broadway.
Chatime is the #1 bubble tea brand in the world with over 1200 locations worldwide! Their tea is brewed fresh in the store and they only use high quality natural ingredients and they don’t use pre-made tea or tea powders either. In fact, they source the tea leaves directly from Taiwan and they even have their own tea farm.
Some snacks for the event! Continue reading →