With several years experience as a Pastry Chef, Lisa Gardin’s passion was to open her own shop and that she did a couple of weeks ago.
Located at 1007 Main Street, just north of the Main Street skytrain station, this small café has 12 seats along with a communal table, it’s a chocolate shop, an ice cream emporium and an espresso bar all in one.
Ice cream tasting, all were so yum, my favourites here were the Coffee Cardamom, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Pistachio, 80% Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel then the Peanut Butter and fudge ripple
The ice cream case is filled with Half litres, and ice cream sandwiches galore, all homemade with several flavours on offer at any one time.
Lisa’s background includes the past 5 years as the bakery team leader at Whole Foods in Park Royal, previously she had worked at Chocolate Arts for 4 years, Thomas Haas and had worked in chocolate shops in Dubai and Tokyo.
She crafts her own chocolate bars, the first collection is four male characters which are all fun and tasty too, to come will be a collection of female characters then the hipsters and so on.
Her ice cream and sorbets are made in small batches on premise with high quality ingredients. She also makes ice cream sandwiches, caramels, lemon squares, cheesecakes and more.
Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar is located at 1007 Main Street in Vancouver. Follow them on twitter @Lisa_Lous
By: Richard Wolak