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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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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

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?

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 22:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 22:00

Menu

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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My friends and I were at a Taiwanese restaurant for our last dinner together until one year later. We were checking out their dessert menu, but we left the restaurant without having any dessert, as some of us already had milk tea and also we couldn’t find what we wanted to order.

On the way home, one friend said to go somewhere for dessert. We don’t have much information around the area, so we decided to go to Cactus Club Cafe near Metrotown. The restaurant is on Kingsway and open till late.

We each ordered some dessert or drink.

The Perfect Double Cuervo Margarita
(Fresh hand-squeezed Lime Juice, Cuervo tequila and triple sec, shaken with Egg Whites)

The Perfect Double Cuervo Margarita at Cactus Club Cafe on Kingsway

Apple Galette
(Flaky puff pastry, Caramelized Apples, Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce)

Apple Galette at Cactus Club Cafe on Kingsway

Chocolate Lava Cake
(Molten dark Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Coulis, Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream)

Chocolate Lava Cake at Cactus Club Cafe on Kingsway

I knew the galette would be big, so I chose the lava cake. I liked it, although I found it sweet. The sourness of raspberry coulis was helpful for that.

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

Cactus Club Cafe on Kingsway

Address: 4653 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. (map)
(Behind Metropolis from Metrotown Skytrain station)
TEL: 604-431-8448
Facebook: page
Twitter: @cactusclubcafe
Urbanspoon: page

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
11:00 – late daily

Dessert Menu

Dessert Menu at Cactus Club Cafe on Kingsway

Price Note
– The Perfect Double Cuervo Margarita Unknown
– Apple Galette $8.00
– Chocolate Lava Cake $8.00

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