Buro Coffee opened up last year on the edge of Gastown. It’s in the triangular shaped building where Cordova meets Water Street and Richards Street.
I love how there are big windows on all sides.
It’s fairly spacious inside and great for studying but it can get crowded and really loud on the weekend! Read more
I was on a brief health kick for a while so I decided to check out Melu Juice and Health Bar which is conveniently located near where I work. I saw some pictures of their yummy looking health bars and needed to try them! This is a combination of a few visits. Read more
Cookies By George is located on the lower level of Royal Centre. I had never really been through Royal Centre before I started working downtown but I’m so glad I discovered Cookies By George!
They have a great variety of cookies (e.g. reverse almond chocolate chunk, chewy ginger, macadamia nut chocolate chunk etc.) and they’re always freshly baked. The cookies are also available as gifts in gift boxes or tins. Food gifts are the best gifts! Read more
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). Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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!