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Eat & Drink

July 23 2014

Sweeten Up Your Day


Brioche

Specialty: Gourmet Pastries

Kick off your day with a fresh gourmet pastry. The Italian café restaurant bakes a wonderful selection of pastries in house daily. Choose from almond croissants, coconut macaroons, fruit tarts, cinnamon brioches, and more. If you’re looking something more indulgent, try their mouthwatering tiramisu with a cup of their signature specialty coffee.
 

Fresh homemade fruit tart at Brioche

Nelson the Seagull

Specialty: Homemade Organic Treats

Nelson the Seagull is a café with a mouthwatering selection of sourdough breads and original baked sweets made in house using local and organic ingredients. The Coconut Almond Friand and Zucchini Raisin Cup Cake are two delicious guilt-free treats to add to your bucket list.

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East Van Roasters

Specialty: Artisan Chocolates

Social enterprise bean-to-bar chocolatier, East Van Roasters, is where you’ll find the best artisan chocolate in Vancouver. Their hand-rolled truffles and single-origin chocolate bars are simply to die for and made entirely in house from scratch. You can even top off your chocolate fix with a cup of delicious organic drinking chocolate!

Single origin chocolates at East Van Roasters

Rainier Provisions

Specialty: Homestyle Desserts

So comforting, it’s almost as if it was baked fresh at home! Gastown delicatessen-café restaurant, Rainier Provisions, serves up delicious homestyle desserts made one block away at their Penn Bakeshop. There are a few gluten-free options to choose from. Be sure to try their chunky peanut butter cookie, banana toffee pie, and lemon meringue pie.

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Trees Organic

Specialty: Cheesecakes

Indulge in Trees Organic’s award-winning cheesecakes. These classic cheesecakes are sinfully delicious and made with authentic ingredients like real Belgian chocolate and sour cherries. Enjoy a slice over a coffee or take it home for dessert! With a collection of delicious flavours like key lime, raspberry white chocolate, and maple walnut, it will be hard to order just one slice!

Chocolate and cherry cheesecake at Trees Organic

Silvestre Deli

Specialty: Homemade Gelato

A refreshing gelato is a great treat for the summer. Drop by the Peruvian café for a scoop of homemade gelato, accompanied with Alfajores, traditional Peruvian cookies filled with caramel milk. Don’t stop at just gelato! Silvestre Deli also offers a fantastic selection of decadent pastries to boot.

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Roger’s Chocolates

Specialty: Special Occasion Chocolates

Roger’s Chocolates has an array of affordable premier chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth (and wallet) for those times when you’re craving chocolate. You can find everything from ice wine truffles to organic chocolate covered espresso beans, bing cherries, and sea salt cashews. Their boxed Victoria cream chocolates are divine and make for a great gift. Treat your friends or work neighbours to chocolate therapy and build a custom box of 10 or 20 Victoria cream chocolates.

Special Edition Victoria Cream at Roger’s Chocolates

Canadian Maple Delights

Specialty: Maple-Flavoured Pastries & Pies

Canadian Maple Delights is a café and maple syrup boutique providing kosher maple syrup products and bistro offerings. Pop by for a morning dose of coffee, cappuccino or espresso, and choose from a selection of signature muffins, traditional pastries, and tasty pies made with pure Canadian syrup. If you need a refreshing treat, head to their dairy bar for gourmet maple-flavoured sorbets and gelatos.