5151 Oak Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-505- 4961
Advice: Located inside the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
With its floor to ceiling windows over-looking Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden, this casual café is located inside the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s new ‘Living Building’ Visitor Centre. Small tables and chairs scattered about the room as well as comfy lounge chairs and a couch add to the café’s casual ambiance.
Everything in Truffles is made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients. In addition to muffins and scones; breakfast fare includes croissants, breakfast parfaits and breakfast burritos. I was in for lunch sharing with a friend and had a half of a Baguette Sandwich ($7 regular size) along with a Pasta salad ($5) and their delicious Coleslaw ($5) that is made with a touch of coconut.
For lunch, they also offer a hot daily special and two fresh-made soups along with an array of assorted fresh salads, paninis, sandwiches, filled croissants, fruit salads and desserts. In addition to drip coffee, there are espresso beverages, juices and organic teas.
Review By: Richard Wolak