Milkcow Cafe

Dropped by the cafe specifically to check out their ube flavoured dessert. The souffle pancake combo takes about 30 minutes to make, so if you’re short on time this probably isn’t the dessert for you. The pancake was reasonably fluffy and tasted exactly like Chinese “Paper Wrapped Sponge Cake” (纸包蛋糕). The ube flavour was strong,…

Sharetea

I remember when I was a child there were only a few bubble tea stores around, but these days there seems to be as many bubble tea stores in Vancouver as there are Starbucks and poke shops. Sharetea was established in 1992 in Taiwan, and has since expanded to over 450 stores across the globe….

Chun Yang Tea (春陽茶事)

Chun Yang Tea is a popular chain from Taiwan. With locations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Malaysia, they are eyeing a North American expansion by opening stores in Vancouver and Toronto. They are known for their authentic and traditional milk tea, and all of their drinks are made without any powders or artificial…

3 Quarters Full Cafe

3 Quarters Full Cafe is a quaint cafe located inside Denman Place Mall. It’s a bit hidden, but if you keep an eye out for the Dollarama near by, you won’t miss it. This cafe has a very relaxed vibe and it brings me back to many afternoons spent in cafes in Taiwan. Everything is…

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

I first heard of Beaucoup Bakery & Café after reading The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis, the founder of Beaucoup. I wasn’t able to make it here before the bakery changed ownership, but from what I hear, not much has changed. Under the ownership of brother and sister duo – Betty and…

TSUJIRI Richmond

After several years of stalled openings, TSUJIRI is finally open in Richmond! I’ve been looking forward to trying this place out for so long, that Trudy and I made reservations as soon as they were available. We made our reservation about three weeks in advance, but note that they are pretty much booked until May…

Mr Mustache Bubble Tea

Mr. Mustache Bubble Tea has two locations – one in Vancouver and one in Burnaby. On this occasion I visited the Burnaby location which took over the former Cafe Joie. It’s only a few minutes walk from Metrotown, so it’s a nice cafe to rest up after a day of shopping. On my visit, most…

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts – Thurlow

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts first opened in 2012 on Main Street. Since then they have expanded to several locations, and I’m glad that in 2017 they finally opened in Downtown Vancouver on Thurlow and West Georgia Street. The cafe offers fresh, delicious, made to order breakfasts and lunches paired with delicious doughnuts and…

[Hot Chocolate Festival 2019] TrafiQ Cafe & Bakery

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for it’s 9th year and it features Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers showcasing their hot chocolate creations. Presented by Cityfood Magazine, the festival will run from January 19 – February 14. Trafiq is one of the participants and I’ve always been…

[New York] Bibble & Sip

When I was in New York, I received a recommendation from my friend B to try out Bibble & Sip. Luckily for me it was only a few blocks away from my hotel, so I got to check it out before the queue formed for their famous cream puffs. Bibble & Sip is a family…