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…

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,…

Caffe di Beppe

One of the most rewarding parts of starting a food Instagram is all the amazing and wonderful people that I have met on the platform. One of these lovely ladies is Yuki! We finally had our long awaited date this week and what better place to meet than the very romantic Di Beppe restaurant? Another…

My Frosty

One of my favourite desserts in the world is Shaved Ice (patbingsu) and I’m so glad that it has become trendy and popular in Vancouver. Although Passion8 is still my first choice, My Frosty is slowly but surely climbing it’s way to number one in my heart. What I love about My Frosty is that…