Posts Tagged ‘Bakery’

My friend and I had dinner at Gastown and didn’t feel like having dessert at that place. Thinking about tea or dessert place, there weren’t any places near Gastown, coming up to my mind, except cheesecake place. So, we decided to walk a bit further, and I remembered this place cafe.

It was Giovane Cafe + Winebar, located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. You can find a big yellow “g” sign at the entrance. There are a cafe counter and a deli counter. At the cafe counter, you can order coffee, tea, or pastries, and you can seat and enjoy them.

We ordered from their dessert menu.


Tea at Giovane Cafe + Winebar in Vancouver

Her choice, Sacher Torte

Sacher Torte at Giovane Cafe + Winebar in Vancouver

According to Wiki, Sacher Torte is a Viennese specialty. It looked so dense. Raspberry gummy (?) was on top, and the gummy or dense jam was inside the cake, too.

My choice, Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu at Giovane Cafe + Winebar in Vancouver

I don’t know what “classic” Tiramisu means, but I liked this one. It was so soft and light, so you could eat it in sec! :p

And, I took out this for Collin. This is his favorite. 🙂

Sugar Bun
(Sugared sweet bun filled with vanilla pastry cream)

Sugar Bun at Giovane Cafe + Winebar in Vancouver

It is nice to know a quiet cafe that opens until late.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Giovane Cafe + Wine Bar

Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow streets; Accessible from Cordova)
TEL: 604-695-5501
Facebook: page (for Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel)
Twitter: @giovanecafe
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

[Mon – Sat] 6:00 – 22:00
[Sun] 6:00 – 17:00


Dessert Menu at Giovane Cafe + Winebar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Classic Tiramisu $7.00
– Sacher Torte Unknown
– Sugar Bun $4.00

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In the early September, a craving for this pastry came to me! On his day off, I asked Collin if he wanted to pick up some for us. 🙂 Although he struggled to wake up early, he went there.

The pastry was Frissant at Swiss Bakery in Vancouver. It is croissant-doughnuts and is called as cronuts in New York. The store is a few blocks away from Main Skytrain station.

When he came back, he said there weren’t vanilla flavour any more. That’s sad.

Box to go 

Box to go at Swiss Bakery in Vancouver


Frissants at Swiss Bakery in Vancouver

Cookies ‘n Cream Frissants

Cookies 'n Cream Frissants at Swiss Bakery in Vancouver

Cookies 'n Cream Frissants at Swiss Bakery in Vancouver

This cookies ‘n cream flavour was good, too, as there was my favorite vanilla custard cream in it! So, are they changing the flavour time to time?

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Swiss Bakery

Address: 143 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(A half block west from Main Street)
TEL: 604-736-8785
Facebook: page
Twitter: @swissbakery
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hours
[Mon – Fri] 7:00 – 18:00
[Sun] 8:00 – 17:00
*Closed: Sundays & Holidays

Price Note
– Cookies ‘n Cream Frissant $4.00 each

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My friend and I went for afternoon tea last Sunday in August. After we enjoyed the tea time, she said there was one place that she wanted to go before heading home. It was Beta5 Chocolates. I have heard of the name and known the approximate location, but we missed the turn to Industrial Street from Main street, because buses were running and we couldn’t see it. We approached from Terminal Avenue.

The store was like a warehouse or a storage unit, and if there was no sandwich board on the road, we could have missed the store. They sell not only chocolates but ice cream, too.

Filled Chocolates Show Case

Filled Chocolates Show Case at Beta5 Chocolates in Vancouver

She got some for her parents. I didn’t buy any, since I had enough sweets at afternoon tea. 🙂 This place is now in my list for when any gift occasion comes up.

(Picture taken by iPhone)

Beta5 Chocolates

Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Walking distance from Main Skytrain station)
TEL: 604-669-3336
Facebook: page
Twitter: @beta5chocolates
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Tue – Fri] 10:30 – 17:30
[Sat – Sun] 10:00 – 17:00
*Closed: Mondays

Price Note
– Gift Box Filled Chocolate $2 per chocolate

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