4894 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
Advice: Call ahead to order Challah for Friday.
Tucked into the Mackenzie Heights neighborhood with little fanfare, I had heard about this wonderful bakery café from my friend and fellow writer Rhonda May. Rhonda had raved about their breads and Bigsby was quickly on my list to discover. The cafe is owned by Earl Morris and family, who are the original owners of the Red Onion in Kerrisdale, I talked to Earl about why he wasn’t on twitter and he chuckled that he didn’t think he needed to be, time will tell. The rustic loaves of bread along with their baguettes are outstanding, as well are the baked goods.
I have had the Vegetarian Sandwich ($8.95) that was filled with grilled vegetables, served with carrots and chips; as well as the Grilled Cheese ($5.50) served with carrots and chips. In addition to an ever changing line-up of sandwiches you will find a selection of sweets and treats, one of which that I loved was the Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies ($2.50).
You will be surprised on each visit where you may find cinnamon rolls, cookies, coffee cake and so much more. I’ve been told they have the best Challah in the city, though I have yet to get my hands on a loaf.
Review By: Richard Wolak