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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

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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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)

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

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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The weather forecast looked good in the middle of October. It was a Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, and my friend asked me what I would do on that weekend. I invited her to go for walking. We talked about where to go and decided to go to Stanley Park.

We started to walk from Denman Street, passed by Beaver Lake, crossed the HWY, looked down the Siwash Rock, and kept walking. After about 5km walk, we finally saw the cafe that we were planning to stop by.

The Teahouse is located in the western Stanley Park, between Siwash Rock and Third Beach. There are parking lots, but they were packed when we were there. The restaurant serves west coast cuisine but also you can have just tea and dessert. We were there around 4pm, but the tables were almost full. The reservation is recommended.

We ordered tea and dessert.


Tea at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Her choice, White Chocolate Cheesecake
(Graham Crust, Cherry Compote)

White Chocolate Cheesecake at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

My choice, Chocolate Milano Cake
(Light, triple Chocolate Mousse, Almond Wafer Crust)

Chocolate Milano Cake at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

It was nice to have sweets after exercising! Both cake was good.

And, an extra picture, the view from the restaurant entrance.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

The Teahouse belongs to the same company as Seasons in the park, or The Sandbar on Granville Island. They also attend to the Dine Out event right now, so you might want to check out their menu.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

The Teahouse

Address: Ferguson Point, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-669-3281
Facebook: page
Twitter: @The_Teahouse
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 22:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 22:00


Dessert Menu at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Price Note
– Tea $2.95
– White Chocolate Cheesecake $9.00
– Chocolate Milano Cake $9.00

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