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On his birthday weekend, Collin said he wanted to go for afternoon tea. He usually works on weekends and there is a time limitation to do, but as he had a day off on that weekend, it was easier. I checked a couple of places for what time they serve afternoon tea.

I made a reservation online for Patisserie Fur Elise. They are located near Vancouver library. There is an entrance gate for Victorian heritage house on Hamilton street.

We were guided to the upstairs to be seated when we arrived. There were two rooms, and at least ten people can fit in the room where we were.

Tea Set

Tea Set at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Tea Set at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Tea is ready

Tea at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Chef’s choice starter: Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis

Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Bottom Tier: Savory
(Prosciutto, Brie and Fresh Basil Sandwich, Cucumber Dill finger Sandwich, Smoked Salmon Brioche, Bocconcini and Havarti Skewer, Scone served with housemade confiture and BC local berry honey)

Bottom Tier of Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

I liked the prosciutto sandwich most. When I got a croissant in the shop downstairs before, it was sweet and wasn’t crispy, but this mini croissant for the sandwich was crispy.

Top Tier: Sweet
(Orange Dulcey daisy Tartlet, Mini Green Tea Chocolate Ganache with Red Beans, Mini Fur Elise, Lemon Cheesecake, Macaron)

Top Tier of Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

We liked them all. The lemon cheesecake (white one) had some berry coulis at the top.

Orange Dulcey daisy Tartlet

Orange Dulcey daisy Tartlet at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Mini Green Tea Chocolate Ganache with Red Beans

Mini Green Tea Chocolate Ganache with Red Beans at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Mini Fur Elise

Mini Fur Elise at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Here are some extra pictures of the upstairs.

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I had a Vancoupon booklet so that we got 10% discount. You can get it at locations in the list here.

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Patisserie Fur Elise

Address: 847 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to the Vancouver library. In Victorian heritage house)
TEL: 604-684-1025
Facebook: page
Twitter: @pastryforelise
Urbanspoon: page

Afternoon Tea
[Wed – Sun] starting at 13:00, 15:30, or 17:30

Menu

Afternoon Tea Menu at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver Tea Menu at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver Tea Menu at Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

Price Note
– Afternoon Tea $30.00 per person

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Collin’s birthday was coming up in early November. As he works on weekends, we planned a birthday dinner ahead at the end of October. He didn’t have any preference, so I picked a newer restaurant.

Homer St. Cafe and Bar was open sometime last summer. It is in downtown Vancouver , close to Yaletown area. They serve French cuisine and focus on roasting, especially chicken. Their dinner menu consists snacks, starters, cheese & charcuterie, mains, sides, and desserts. In addition, we were given a today’s special sheet.

We ordered from their regular dinner menu and special.

Ancient Mariner
(Gin, Rosemary infused sweet Vermouth, Cynar, Orange Vermouth, Maple Gastrique)

Ancient Mariner at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier
(2012 Naramata BC)

A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

His choice, Maple Butter Pork Belly

Maple Butter Pork Belly at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

I had some bite, and it was OK. The outside was crispy, but the inside wasn’t cooked enough for me. Collin loved this, though.

My choice, Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad
(Grilled Scallion, Kale Pesto)

Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

As a starter, this was a big salad. I liked every single elements. Within my order, this was the best. Too bad, it is no longer on the menu.

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items
(Boerenkas, Bresaola, Bleu Claire, served with Seasonal Pickles, Nuts and Fruit)

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

We chose two kinds of cheese and one kind of meat. We liked them all. Boerenkas cheese was salty. Bresaola meat was like prosciutto, but cured beef. The fruit was served as apple mustard jam.

His choice, Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow

Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Because of bone marrow, he ordered this. 😀 He said the pie tasted good, too.

His choice, Side Crispy Chicken Skin

Side Crispy Chicken Skin at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

He was too curious and decided to order this side. Yes, it was crispy, but it was smelly and oily to me.

My choice, Marinated Halibut Salad
(Olive Dressing, Tomato, Green Bean, Frisee, Potato)

Marinated Halibut Salad at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

This was from Roast of the Day on the special menu. I felt the halibut seemed a bit overcooked, but I enjoyed it. I didn’t realize this was a salad until it came to the table, and I ended up having two salads a day.

Double Caesar

Double Caesar at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

He ordered the second drink for his birthday treat.

We were too full to have any dessert here. Overall, the food was fine, but not so special. Maybe, I should have ordered chicken plate. He said he liked their food, though. They open brunch as well, so I want to try that.

And, the restaurant exterior and interior.

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Homer St. Cafe and Bar

Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Smithe street)
TEL: 604-428-4299
Facebook: page
Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:00 – 23:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:00 – 0:00
[Sat] 17:00 – 0:00
[Sun] 10:30 – 15:00

Menu

Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Ancient Mariner $11.00
– A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier $14.00
– Maple Butter Pork Belly $7.00
– Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad $16.00
– Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items $14.00
– Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow $20.00
– Side Crispy Chicken Skin $5.00
– Marinated Halibut Salad $20.00
– Double Caesar $13.00

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In the middle of July, I went hiking with my friends. A few weeks back, the snow still remained on the trailhead where we planned, and we changed to the lower location to hike. We re-visited the trail this time if the snow was gone. And, it was!

After we hiked for a couple of hours, we went to downtown Vancouver to have brunch. I relied on my friends where to go. The place we headed was Subeez Cafe Restaurant Bar. It is closer to Yaletown.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Sockeye Salmon Baguette
(Arugula, Pickled Onion, with Citrus Mayonnaise)

Sockeye Salmon Baguette at Subeez in Vancouver

Garden Vegetable Burger
(Vegetable and Brown Rice Patty, Arugula, Roasted Tomato, Pea Shoots, Cucumber with Chipotle Hummus and Garlic Mayonnaise)

Garden Vegetable Burger at Subeez in Vancouver

My choice, Eggs Benjamin
(Poached eggs, Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise on an English muffin, Hash Browns and West Coast Greens)

Eggs Benjamin at Subeez in Vancouver

On that day, I didn’t feel like eating sandwiches, so I chose egg benny with smoked salmon. I always think that you can’t expect egg benny to be best in town rather than whether poached egg is cooked perfectly and Hollandaise sauce is nicely done or not, can you? I’m dreaming to eat the best egg benny in Canada one day. 🙂

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Subeez Cafe Restaurant Bar

Address: 891 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Smithe street)
TEL: 604-687-6107
Facebook: page
Twitter: @subeezcrb
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Wed] 10:00 – 0:00
[Thu] 10:00 – 1:00
[Fri] 10:00 – 2:00
[Sat] 9:00 – 2:00
[Sun] 9:00 – 0:00

Brunch Menu

Brunch Menu at Subeez in Vancouver

Price Note
– Sockeye Salmon Baguette $14.00
– Garden Vegetable Burger $12.00
– Eggs Benjamin $13.00

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