One Bowl Vancouver – Healthy Rice Bowls in Kerrisdale

One Bowl is a quaint little cafe offering up healthy rice bowls and a variety of desserts and drinks. Located slightly off the beaten path, they are hidden on Balsam Street within Kerrisdale. I dropped by last weekend to try out a couple of their signature bowls and desserts. When the bowl first came out…

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…

Carnival Afternoon Tea – The Trump Champagne Lounge

A new season means a new Afternoon Tea creation from executive pastry chef Fumiko Moreton. This time she takes a fun and whimsical approach with her Carnival inspired afternoon tea. The Carnival Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) features the following: Savoury Selections Corn Dog – Arabiki style sausage, sriracha ketchup Watercress Egg Salad Sandwich  Baked Oyster –…

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…

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…

LOT185 – Café and Wine Bar

LOT185 is Downtown Vancouver’s newest third-wave coffee bar by day and wine bar by night. Located inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, it is the perfect place for early morning meetings and after work wine downs. LOT185 features local coffee (Moja Coffee) and pastries that are freshly made in house under the direction of Executive Pastry…

Castella Cheesecake

I’m sure you’ve all seen the jiggly cheesecake videos on social media. When I was in Japan last year, I had the opportunity to try Rikuro’s Cheesecake and it didn’t disappoint. I also had the chance to try Pablo cheese tarts and those were pretty life changing.  Since then, I’ve been on a quest to…

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…