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I was invited to my friend’s birthday dinner. While organizing the dinner, her friends talked about gifts in Facebook event page, and we decided to bring a birthday cake as a part of it. Her husband requested some light dessert, so I suggested Pavlova. Pavlova is a meringue dessert.

The idea was agreed. Pavlova from Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop in North Vancouver is quite famous. It is a bakery store in Lonsdale Quay Market and sells other bakery stuff as well. When my office was close to Lonsdale Quay, we used to buy this Pavlova for staff’s birthday.

Pavlova

Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver

These are the pictures of the showcase for Pavlova, taken in another occasion.

Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver

The guy on the phone, who has Asian accent was a funny person due to the listening skill between him and me. I enjoyed the conversation with him pretty much. 🙂

(Picture taken by iPhone)

Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop

Address: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In the Lonsdale Quay Market)
TEL: 604-987-7843
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
9:30 – 18:30 daily

Price Note
– Pavlova 1o” $28.75 plus tax

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For Collin’s birthday, we had a dinner with our close friends. Before the day, one of friends asked me where she can get birthday cake this time. I hadn’t been following news for new cafe or restaurant for a while, so I searched if there is anything new and if not, where the place I hadn’t tried.

And, Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie came up. I have heard about this place many many times, but I just didn’t have a chance to try, because their locations are not close to where I usually go.

She chose 5 pieces of individual cake at the Kitsilano location.

Cake at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

Pistachio Sour Cherry Tart
(Shortbread Crust, Pistachio Cream, Sour and Cognac Cherries, Light Kirsch Chantilly Cream)

Pistachio Sour Cherry Tart at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

Almond Mascarpone
(Light Mascarpone Cream, Soft Almond Sponge Cake with Amaretto and Espresso)

Almond Mascarpone at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

It sounded like Tiramisu, but it wasn’t. It was more like a sponge cake with coffee taste, as it’s described.

Pistachio Apricot Cake
(Pistachio and White Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Apricot, Vanilla Shortbread)

Pistachio Apricot Cake at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

By looking at the color, I thought match taste. No, no, it was pistachio.

Caramel Brownie Cake
(Flourless Chocolate Pecan Brownie, Caramel Cremeux, Caramel Bavarian)

Caramel Brownie Cake at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

The was gluten free. I don’t mind flourless at all.

Hazelnut Praline
(Hazelnut Mousseline, Hazelnut Dacquoise, Vanilla Sponge Cale, Jamaican Run Syrup, Shortbread Crust)

Hazelnut Praline at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie in Vancouver

We shared each one of them, so I can’t remember much how the taste was. Haha. I didn’t have any disliking feeling, so they must be all good. Next time, I would like to enjoy one by myself.

Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie

Address: 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In the east side from Trafalgar Street)
TEL: 604-736-1848
Facebook: page
Twitter: @thaaschocolates
Urbanspoon: page

Store
[Tue – Sat] 8:00 – 17:30
*Closed: Sundays & Mondays

Price Note
– Individual Cake & Tart $5.80 each

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Collin and I had his birthday dinner at a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, and we were too full to have dessert. We walked around to have our stomach settle down and went to this store before heading home.

Urban Fare is a grocery store. They are in a few locations, and we went to the one close to Thurlow Street. You can access either Georgia Street or Alberni Street. Since we didn’t have dessert, we got some from them. You can find bakery and pastries beside the cheese section.

Urban Fare in Vancouver

Brownie Cake

Brownie Cake at Urban Fare in Vancouver

Chocolate Cheese Cake

Chocolate Cheese Cake at Urban Fare in Vancouver

Long time ago, the cake I bought from the store tasted good. Unfortunately, these were not my taste. They were just too sweet. I had a couple bites and gave to him. He seemed fine to eat both! :O

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Urban Fare on Alberni

Address: 1133 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Thurlow and Bute street)
TEL: 604-648-2053
Twitter: @urbanfare
Urbanspoon: page

Store
7:00 – 22:00 daily
*7:00 – 18:00 on holidays

Price Note
– Brownie Cake $4.69
– Chocolate Cheese Cake $4.69

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