While shopping in the CBD, I came across Fujipan and I loved baked goods so I popped in to check it out. Super happy that I did because there were so many delicious Asian buns in there! Fujipan is located close to World Square Centre.
Look how cute this is! Who can resist Totoro?! Someone needs to bring this to Vancouver. They would be insta-famous. Read more
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. Read more
I posted about my first visit to Purebread about a month ago and I had already dubbed it my dessert heaven. If you didn’t know already, I am a huge fan of baked goods! So it was no surprise that I would be returning to Purebread soon. See what else I tried below!
As I had previously professed in my Starbucks post that their Cranberry Bliss Bar is my favourite holiday goodie there. When I saw that Purebread had a Cranberry Cream Bar that was basically the same thing, I knew it had to GET IN MY BELLY (ok I just really wanted to say that :D).
Purebread’s version has a thicker crust layer which was soft and moist with a subtle ginger flavour. The cream cheese layer was sweet and accented by the cranberries on top. This was a winner for me and a great dupe for the Cranberry Bliss Bar and probably better because I like that there is more crust! The ginger flavour might not be for everyone though even though I think it’s mild and my friend thought it was a bit too sweet. It is a big bar though so you could always share!
I’ve waited quite a while before doing this post because I’ve actually been sampling many of their baked goods for a whole month now =D (will blog about the other goodies soon) Conveniently enough, I work nearby now! Hurray! (Hello fall sweater body!) Swiss bakery is well known for their frissant, which is our version of the cronut. If you haven’t heard of the cronut by now… I’m sorry to say you might have been living under a rock. Essentially it’s a donut and croissant hybrid.
When I went there the first time, I knew I had to try their frissant! This was the Cookies and Creme version. There was a glaze on top with cookie crumbles sprinkled on top and a cream in the middle. The exterior had a bit of a crunch while the inside was made of light flaky layers. It almost seemed like the whole thing was made of a bunch of circular layers of light fluffy dough stacked on top of each other. Furthermore, the exterior was also coated in cinnamon and sugar which added sweetness to the hybrid pastry. I did enjoy the frissant but I think it might be over-hyped because even though it was GOOD it wasn’t like omg I have to buy a dozen and eat it everyday!!!
Since I know donuts and croissants aren’t that expensive I thought that their hybrid counter part would be around the same price. Obviously I was wrong since it is considered a specialty so it may deserve the $4 price tag. I would try their other flavours though! Also, I know they don’t sell out by 11am and they do make more during the day! So don’t worry about not getting your hands on one.
Saint Germain’s is known to be a good bakery but this time I was severely disappointed when I picked up an Opera cake from them. I did not preorder because I wasn’t sure if I was getting a cake or not that day but I didn’t mind taking whatever cake they had left there. I did have the Opera cake in mind though. Thankfully when I got there around 6pm at the Oakridge location, a 6″ Opera cake was still available! Hurray!
Unfortunately it turned out to be the DRIEST cake I have ever eaten.
It was hard. It was dry. It was terrible.
Here’s what’s left… Now I don’t think I’ve tried their Opera cake before but it always LOOKED good! What on earth happened?1 I’m not sure if this was an off day or what. Or maybe it had been sitting there for too long? I’m not even picky about cake but this was extremely disappointing. :( There are supposed to be spongey and chocolatey layers!!! This was just hard and dry. I’m not even comparing it to other high end bakeries like Thierry or anything. This was just really bad. Maybe I should preorder next time? I’m not sure if I want to try this again. I’ve tried another one of their cakes before and it was fine…it wasn’t even really the end of the day yet! It was only 6 and they closed at 9.