On Denman St, a little off Robson, you’ll find True Confections.
This dessert restaurant has been a West End staple as long as I can remember, and the place is always packed, specially later in the night. They don’t take reservations, so come early! This is a fantastic place for a first date or to catch up with an old friend.
They specialize in all things desserts: cakes, pies, tarts and espresso drinks. They are also fully licensed. They also have takeout and if a whole cake is what you’re looking for, they can accommodate that.
There are a few things that you must try when you’re here, a few things that they’re famous for: The Chocolate Banana Cream Pie ($6.50) is legendary. I’ve been having that for years, and every year is still the same, decadent, delicious pie. I love the flaky crust and the creamy filling topped with fresh bananas. This one is a must try. Another good one is the Devil’s Food Cake ($8.75) comes with marshmallow frosting and it’s a nice big portion. So good!
Tonight, I’m having dessert with my good friend Sean and we decided to try out their seasonal offering of pumpkin cheesecake. This cheesecake is just the way I like it: thick. I’m not a fan of too creamy cheescake. I think after you take a bite out of a good cheesecake, you shouldn’t be able to talk for a couple of minutes. It has a fantastic ginger graham cookie crust and it’s simply amazing.
We also shared another one of my favourites: the English trifle. It has delicious vanilla cake, sherry, vanilla custard and fresh fruit, served with whipped cream. You can really taste the sherry.
One thing I will comment on: I used to come here all the time, when I lived on Robson St., but now I find that the portions have become a bit smaller and the prices have gone up. My trifle is half the size it used to be. Yet, they’re still compatible with other restaurants.
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