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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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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.

Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver Patisserie Fur Elise in Vancouver

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

Want to see more pictures for this cafe? click here.

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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