C Market Coffee – A Hidden Cafe Gem in Coquitlam

C Market Coffee is a new cafe that opened earlier this year in Coquitlam. Normally I wouldn’t venture that far out, however as one of the media judges for the Vancouver Foodster Brownie Challenge, I finally had a reason to check out this charming cafe that has been making waves on social media recently for…

Colette Grand Café x AMOREPACIFIC Cocktail Collaboration

AMOREPACIFIC is a South Korean beauty and cosmetics conglomerate that has 33 health, beauty, and personal care brands under its umbrella. I use several brands from them including Innisfree, Laneige, and Sulwhasoo. As a fan of Korean beauty products and skincare, it’s exciting that it is becoming more mainstream in North America. One of their…

TEAEVER – New Bubble Tea Joint Near Harbour Centre

TEAEVER is a new bubble tea shop that has opened up in the former Odyssey Bar and Nightclub. The space has been renovated and they occupy the front part of the building. There is seating for a few people along a counter window, but this is mostly a grab and go type of place. As…

Cafe Take Urban – Bringing the Trendiest Macarons from Korea to Vancouver

Taking over the former Kobob Burger on Main Street is Cafe Take Urban which specializes in Korean style macarons – Ddungcaron. Ddungcaron (뚱카롱) is a popular rendition of macarons found in Korea. It means “fat macaron”, and it gets its name from the outrageous amount of filling between macaron shells. ⠀ In addition to their…

Bonus Bakery

Bonus Bakery is 100% plant based bakery in Downtown Vancouver. They share a space with Freshii, but there is enough division that it feels like it’s own place. They bake everything from scratch and their coffee partner is Matchstick Coffee. They only have plant based milk on offer for all their lattes. This cookie is…

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…