New French Patisserie in Burnaby – Mon Paris

Mon dieu! To my delight, a new French patisserie has opened up just a quick walk from work, right next to the Metrotown Skytrain station! This new cafe and pastry shop makes it a convenient way to pick up gourmet macarons or almond double baked croissants! Mon Paris Patisserie, recently opened by world renowned chocolate and pastry…

Cafe Giovane Introduces Stumptown Coffee Cold Brew #InstameetGiovane

Devotees of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee rejoice! The famous roasters have joined forces with Cafe Giovane at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel to bring their celebrated Nitro and Cold Brews to fans. There are only four cafes (including Giovane) that carry Stumptown Coffee in Vancouver, and Giovane is the only one that carries their Cold Brew on tap. I was…

Starbucks Introduces La Boulange #CONTEST

Starbucks believes that exceptional coffee deserve exceptional food. Starting tomorrow, Starbucks Coffee is debuting a brand new assortment of classic French-inspired artisan pastries from San Francisco’s La Boulange Bakery.  La Boulange specializes in developing authentic French specialties free of dyes and artificial flavours. In late 2014 Starbucks completed the roll out of La Boulange baked goods to…

Oh Daddy! PappaRoti opens on Robson St.

If you’ve never tried a PappaRoti coffee bun, you’re in luck! This new-to-Canada pastry is now available on Robson St. The PappaRoti, a buttery, coffee-caramel-coated treat, has been dubbed “the father of all buns” and with good reason. its crispy, caramel coating cracks beautifully to reveal a soft, fluffy centre. Not too sweet, yet decadent,…

New Easter Treats from Bel Cafe

I was invite by Bel Cafe to sample their new treats available for Easter. Their new selection of candied nuts, pastries and marshmallows will have even the Easter bunny jealous! Best part? you can order them online. Hot cross buns are hot hot hot this Easter! These traditional treats are a must-have for the holiday. Only…

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a visit to Chez Christophe. Located in the Burnaby Heights, this patisserie is run by the husband-and-wife team of Christophe and Jess Bonzon. Chef Christophe studied under some of Europe’s grand masters at Zurich’s Chocolate Academy, and at l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona…

Little Nest

Little Nest restaurant is located at 1716 Charles St, off the famous Commercial Drive in Vancouver. This eatery has a family-friendly atmosphere that encourages adults to connect, yet allows children to be children. It showcases vintage toys and retro-style high chairs as part of the décor, as well as children’s books to read. The restaurant…

Bel Cafe

Chef David Hawksworth’s new Bel Cafe is located inside the Georgia Hotel on West Georgia St. This fantastic new eatery gets its inspiration from the boulangeries of Paris.     The space is wonderful! Lots of chrome and wood accents gives this Cafe a fantastic modern feel, Orchids on the tables and white linen napkins…