Cacao 70 Sweet House – Granville

Cacao 70 is a Quebec-based chocolate cafe that operates locations across Canada, with several located in the Greater Vancouver area. With the closure of the Denman location, Cacao 70 Sweet House on Granville (across from Nordstrom), has introduced savoury offerings to their menu as well as several new desserts and drinks. One of their new…

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,…

Popina Canteen

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Popina Canteen located on Granville Island. Popina Canteen operates out of brightly coloured repurposed shipping containers and is the result of a collaboration between four of Vancouver’s best chefs: Angus An (Maenam), Rob Belcham (Campagnolo), Hamid Salimian and Joel Watanabe (Kissa Tanto). Because…

Milkcow Cafe

Milkcow Cafe has been making waves on social media with their IG worthy desserts. After a filling lunch at Sura, Q and I decided to drop by and check this cute cafe out. When we first arrived the entire cafe was full, but by the time we left about an hour later the cafe was…

Soft Peaks

I was kindly invited by Trudy, to try the new Frissant Ice Cream Sandwich at Soft Peaks Ice Cream in Burnaby. The store interior is very spacious with lots of natural light. The Burnaby location has to be at least double the size of their Gastown counterpart. What we drank: Iced Caffè mocha ($4.50) The…

Nana’s Green Tea

Nana’s Green Tea has been on my to-go list of places to eat in Japan for as long as I can remember, but I have never had the chance to go. I was extremely happy when I found out that they were opening their first North American branch in Vancouver! I’m not one for queues,…

Passion8 Dessert Cafe

Shaved ice or 팥빙수 is one of my favourite desserts. There has been a plethora of shops offering them in Vancouver and I decided to check out Passion8 upon missvancouverpiggy‘s recommendation. I went here with Q on a nice April afternoon. What we ate: Matchacha – Japanese matcha powder, mochi with red bean on snow…

Shiny Tea – International Village

Ever since pictures of this started popping up on Instagram I knew I had to get down to Shiny Tea as soon as possible to try it out. I really wanted to try their Tieguanyin flavour but they didn’t have it the day I went. So instead I tried their Oolong flavour. What I ate:…

Mister

Mister is one of the newest kids on the block jumping onto the ice cream trend in Vancouver. Mister is a nitrogen ice creamery located in Yaletown. What I ate: Crème Brûlée Ice Cream ($8) At $8 this is a very expensive ice cream! While I enjoyed the novelty of it being “made fresh” in front of me,…

Sulmida

Sulmida is the newest Korean dessert cafe on the block. Located across from Metrotown it is a really cute little cafe spot. It is Chinese run (but the cashier in the front was Korean) establishment, which doesn’t matter to me because they make a mean patbingsoo. What I ate: Matcha Patbingsoo (~$10) THIS WAS SO…