UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED
5556 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Advice: You need to order the Big Doe Parfait at least one day in advance.
Japanese style parfaits is the specialty at this neighborhood dessert emporium in the Oakridge area, it is somewhat hidden and it should be discovered. The dessert bar is stylish, yet small with a vibrant vibe and is open late, so if you are looking for a dessert destination in this area of the city they are open until midnight most days.
I had the Strawberry Crepe ($4) a thin crepe filled with fresh strawberries, nutella and whipped cream. Added on a scoop of the Matcha Ice Cream ($3) which was delicious and I had a craving for Matcha so this worked out well. They have many different sweet and savoury crepes with different types of fillings, some that you may not be used to or have not seen much around the city. Their most popular crepes are the Mandarin and Peach crepe and the Caramel Apple crepe. The Japanese style parfaits are made with layers of ice cream and fruits or other fillings, a couple that looked interesting included the Black Sesame Vanilla ($6.88) and the Brownie Banana ($6.88). If you are thirsty, there is quite a selection of drinks that include Shaken Fruity Ice Teas, Milk Tea, Green Tea, Hot Chocolate and Coffee. The menu boasts the “Big Doe Parfait” at 100 oz ($48) this is a parfait that would feed you and your friends or an army.
Review by: Richard Wolak