Tag: Desserts

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s décor had been redone awhile…

DOUGHGIRLS BAKE SHOP

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Tel: (604) 333-5474 Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Take ‘n Bake selection of entries for takeout. Located in the Wesbrook Village neighborhood close to the UBC campus is a star studded…

Treats for Valentines Weekend

This year it seems more and more restaurants and bakeries are making it more of a weekend celebration as opposed to the usual Valentine’s DAY. Finding the extraordinary treats to give to that special someone or two is often a…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

BLACK ROOK BAKEHOUSE

2474 East Hastings St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 563-5094 Web: http://www.blackrookbake.com/ Twitter: @blackrookbaker Advice: Open Monday – Saturday. A true neighborhood bakeshop that’s community oriented shines bright in the heart of the East Village. Owned by Dana and Mark Blundell, who have…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

INVITRO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 992-6224 Web: http://invitrorestaurant.com Twitter @invitrofoodlabs Advice: Advance reservations suggested, open nightly. Every so often you find a hidden gem where all the key ingredients come in to play. Hidden…

THE FAT BADGER

1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs Ed Perrow and Chef Neil…

THE COPPER CHIMNEY

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-8862 Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/ Twitter: @CopperChimney_1 Advice: Reservations suggested. As I entered this grande dining room which boasts an impressive staircase to an upstairs seating area, I was struck with an immediate warmth of the room…

LILY MAES

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2599 Web: http://www.lilymaes.ca/ Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe Advice: Reservations suggested. A charming cozy French-inspired bistro in a brick walled historic building that is over 100 years old, this bistro not only has…

DANICAS BAKED COFFEE BAR

UPDATED 9/3/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-3554 Web: http://www.danicascafe.com/ Twitter: @danicascafe Advice: Reservations suggested for brunch or large parties. A charming cozy café named after the owners grandmother in Croatia who made everything from scratch,…

MATCH EATERY & PUBLIC HOUSE

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 777-8008 Web: http://matchpub.com/match-new-west/ Twitter @MatchPubNewWest Advice: Great place to watch a sporting event or game. With it’s sporting and entertainment environment, the large restaurant boasts 27 High-def screens for superior sports viewing and…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French Vietnamese bistro fare with a hint of flavours of…

NIRVANA RESTAURANT

2313 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 872-8779 Web: http://www.nirvanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @NirvanaOnMain Advice: Reservations suggested. Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Located in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood is the longest…

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

DARCY’S CAFÉ

4462 W 10th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-6399 Web: http://www.darcyscafe.ca/ Twitter: @darcysvancouver Advice: Open daily and later on Friday nights. This West Point Grey neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon. They offer a Playspace area filled…

NOMAD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8525 Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/ Twitter: @nomad_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Imagination and passion is the driving force behind this new eatery and bar that is located in the heart of food haven Main Street. With a focus…

Desserts To Go at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby recently launched a premium desserts selection that combine their chocolate with crème brulee, chocolate mousse and other fine elements. The desserts can be ordered online through their website for pickup at their Richmond…

Temper Chocolate and Pastry Holiday Preview

I visited Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge for a holiday season preview to taste some of their newest chocolate and pastry creations. Steven Hodge has gotten creative with his seasonal chocolate sculptures to capture the holidays and crafted a handful of…

SMALL VICTORY BREAD & COFFEE

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: Web: http://smallvictory.ca/ Twitter: @sv_bakery Advice: Milk and Creme is on tap for coffee service. Stools by the counter are fixed to the floor. Large and spacious, this wooden floored, white walled bakery is shining bright…

ABODE RESTAURANT

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.688-1411 Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @ABODERestaurant Advice: Takes reservations. A large an inviting room situated off of bustling Robson, the décor is inspired of mid-century design with warm tones of walnut and Calcutta marble, lots of…

DEVILS ELBOW HOUSE

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-0611 Web: www.devilselbowalehouse.com Twitter: @DevilsElbow_ Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Enter a Barbq house that is brick walled throughout with reclaimed wood paneling, a beautiful wooden bar sporting…

JAMJAR

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 252-3957 Web: www.jamjaronthedrive.com Twitter: @Jamjarondrive Advice: No reservations, sharing table for solo diners. Specializing in flavours of the Middle East, specifically with an emphasis in crafted Lebanese cuisine, Chef Bakhos leads the kitchen in…

DOCK LUNCH

152 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-3625 Web: http://instagram.com/docklunch_offmain Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, sharing tables, open only for lunch. Hidden off of bustling Main street, this eatery is a gem, located inside an apartment on the main floor, this…

SAJ & CO

813 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 396-7804 Web: https://www.facebook.com/sajco Twitter: @Sajnco Advice: Counter service. With one of only two Saj ovens in the city, Chef/Owner Malek makes all the Saj wraps to order. A designer by training, he is a…

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