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…

The Alley 鹿角巷: Downtown Vancouver

The Alley is a Taiwanese bubble tea chain known for its for freshly handcrafted tapioca – aka deerioca (a play on the word tapioca and their deer logo). They are opening their first Vancouver location this Saturday (April 27). The Alley creates its own sugar cane syrup and serves up an elevated menu of original…

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…

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…