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As I wrote, Collin and I went to De Dutch for the weekend brunch. After we paid, I looked at the receipt, there was an interesting statement written.

“Enjoy a LEONIDAS fresh Belgian Chocolate absolutely FREE today, on per receipt. Also 15% discount on everything, including flown in fresh French pastries & chocolates.”

I asked Collin right away what Leonidas means. He said it must be a store name. I wondered where the store was, and while we were walking back to Canada Place street along Convention Centre, I saw the name! It was a tiny cafe & store at Coal Harbour for chocolates or stuff.

We went inside and showed the receipt, and I got a piece of chocolate for free. It was, I believe, hazelnut chocolate. This piece was quite big. I forgot to take a picture of the showcase, but there were a lot of kinds of chocolate pieces. Also, there were macarons, too.

A piece of Chocolate

A piece of Chocolate at Leonidas in Vancouver

Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes at Leonidas in Vancouver

Belgian Hot Chocolate Small

Belgian Hot Chocolate Small at Leonidas in Vancouver

Collin ordered this hot chocolate, as he didn’t want to leave the cafe without buying anything. The hot chocolate was quite sweet.

I added this place to my list for gift occasion.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Leonidas

Address: #29 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Walk towards the blue raindrop object at Convention Centre)
TEL: 604-647-7559
Facebook: page
Twitter: @LeonidasChocola
Urbanspoon: page

Cafe/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 10:00 – 18:30
[Sat] 10:00 – 18:00
[Sun & Holidays] 11:00 – 18:00

Menu

Menu at Leonidas in Vancouver

Price Note
– Belgian Hot Chocolate Small $3.95

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In the early October, the sky was clear up, and it was nice to be out. For the weekend brunch, what Collin was craving for was pancake at De Dutch. It is called Pannekoek and like a crepe. We like their special bacon.

De Dutch Pannekoek House is in a few locations in Vancouver, and we went the one at Canada Place in Coal Harbour. When you go to the harbour, find a big raindrop object, and turn left along the inlet. Eventually, you will find the restaurant.

They serve not only pancake, but they also have breakfast menu, egg benedict, french toast, etc.

We ordered from their Pannekoek menu. He made some complicated request for his order, asking to put pancake in a separate plate from savory and also to add fruit topping, which ended up causing mixing up and misunderstanding.

My choice, Pannekoek with Pear + Maple Syrup

Pannekoek with Pear + Maple Syrup at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

Pannekoek with Pear + Maple Syrup at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

His fruit topping was on my plate, which was also what he meant. He meant something like fruit compote, not fresh fruit topping. The server was happy to replace it for him. Anyways, I liked my pear and maple syrup choice.

Side DeBakon

Side DeBakon at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

Collin’s choice, Pannekoek Boer’s (Farmer’s) (#8)
(Hash Browns, Ham, DeBakon, Bratwurst, Eggs and Hollandaise)

Pannekoek Boer's (Farmer's) (#8) at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

Pannekoek Boer's (Farmer's) (#8) at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

Add Berry Topping

Add Berry Topping at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver

This time, the service was great. It was a busy time, but the food came out quickly, too.

Pricing seems to be slightly up, compared to the last time.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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De Dutch Pannekoek House

Address: #60 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Find the blue raindrop object at Convention Centre and walk on seaside towards Stanley Park)
TEL: 604-647-7530
Facebook: page
Twitter: @dedutch
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dessert
7:00 – 16:00 daily

Price Note
– Coffee $3.00
– Pannekoek Boer’s (Farmer’s) (#8) $17.50
– Add Berry Topping $2.75
– Pannekoek with Pear + Maple Syrup $11.75
– Side DeBakon $4.00

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On one Saturday, I was going hiking somewhere, but when I woke up, I noticed that my iPhone beeped a lot silently. When I looked, there were bunch of messages going on for my work related. There was nothing I can do at that moment, so I just waited for a while. By the time everything settled and things that I had to do were done, it was past noon. So, I sent a text message to my friend if she was interested in brunch with me.

Thinking about the time to be ready to leave home and to get to the restaurant during lunch hour, we decided to go to Medina Cafe. It is in the part of Gastown, close to Stadium Skytrain station. I hadn’t been for quite a while since my last visit, so I was happy to go there.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Americano

Americano at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

My friend’s choice, Tagine
(2 Poached Eggs, Spicy Tomato Stew, Red Pepper, Merguez Sausage, Moroccan Olives, Cilantro. Hummus and Raita. Grilled Foccaccia.)

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

The sausage has great spicy flavor, and I liked it, although I usually can’t handle those spiciness. Hummus and Rita was yogurty dip, and I personally didn’t like it.

My choice, Fricasse
(2 Fried Eggs, Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Potatoes, Balsamic Onions, Watercress, Applewood Cheddar. Grilled Foccaccia.)

Fricasse at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Fricasse at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

This was flavourful. Short ribs and sauce and egg yolk with foccaccia bread were good combinations to eat together.

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Waffles are always happy to eat. 🙂

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Medina Cafe

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Stadium Skytrain station)
TEL: 604-879-3114
Facebook: page
Twitter: @cafemedina
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast
[Mon – Fri] 9:00 – noon

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] noon – 15:00

Brunch
[Sat – Sun] 9:00 – 15:00

Price Note
– Americano $2.50
– Tagine $14.00
– Fricasse $16.00
– Belgian Waffle $3.15 each
– Topping Dark Chocolate $1.00
– Maple Syrup $1.50

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