The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100

Tel: (604) 251-0677


Instagram @thebenchbakehouse

Advice: Closed Monday.

Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads to baked goods, there is a wide selection of delicious baking to be had. Pastry Chef and owner Tracy Steele is the driving force behind this café. I have been in a few times having tried much of the menu offerings.

Double baked chocolate almond croissant

Morning Bun

Double baked almond croissant

I loved the flaky Double baked chocolate almond croissant, along with the Morning Bun, and Double baked almond croissant.

Granola with yogurt

Flat white with oat milk

The house-made Granola with yogurt is a good option to start the day which went well with a Flat white with oat milk.

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie

Peanut butter chocolate cookie and Passion fruit cookie.

Tracy’s bakery took first place in my cookie challenge this year winning with this delicious Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie; she also makes a good Peanut butter chocolate cookie and Passion fruit cookie.

Pesto Garlic Scroll


The Pesto Garlic Scroll is a great savoury option as is the Caramelized Onion sourdough which makes for a nice grilled cheese sandwich at home. The Brioche is another popular bakery favourite.

The Carrot Cake was a delicious treat as was the Bread Pudding which paired well with am Americano or Espresso Macchiato.

You will find the shelves filled with treats for your indulgence, as well as a full espresso beverage line-up and other beverages.

Review by: Richard Wolak

Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y4, Canada

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