4316 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
Tel: (778) 340-3222
Advice: Open daily.
Owned by husband and wife, Jonathan is a photographer with the Canadian News service and he has an eye for exceptional photos, the photo of the “Bear” is one of the art pieces on display in the café, his wife is an interior designer by profession, designed the café’s interior.
One of my favourite cafes on the North Shore, situated in the Deep Cove area, it’s a beautiful café for enjoying some delicious food and caffeinated beverages. Over a few visits, I have enjoyed their specialty of the house, The Ploughman’s Lunch with a Grilled cheese served with their daily artisan meat selection, half of a ripe avocado and a side of Vista D’Oro’s curried apple coconut preserve. The Tomato Melt was good as well with vine ripened tomatoes on toast topped with aged cheddar, arugula and blueberry balsamic drizzle. The Tomato Bisque is house-made with crumbled feta cheese, pesto and cracked pepper, what a beauty, bright flavours, make sure to ask for this as it isn’t always available. I have also tried the tasty signature Avocado on Toast which is Served on Nelson the Seagull bread with a side of Vista D’Oro curried apple coconut preserve.
On the drinks side of offerings, the Orso Macchiato, an incredible creation served with 3 tiny dolce de leche dipped waffle bites, loved the chocolate bite followed by the pecan bite and then the coconut bite, each while sipping the drink, expressed a different flavour profile to go along with the 49th Parallel Old School espresso; and the Cortado also made with the 49th Parallel Old School espresso was done up perfectly.
I love when cafes get it right, and this one has.
Review by: Richard Wolak