Posts Tagged ‘Chocolates’

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

[Tue – Sat] 8:00 – 17:30
*Closed: Sundays & Mondays

Price Note
– Individual Cake & Tart $5.80 each

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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)


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

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


Menu at Leonidas in Vancouver

Price Note
– Belgian Hot Chocolate Small $3.95

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When we and our friends had a birthday dinner party, we also gave the birthday girl and boy some gifts, and they both looked happy about it. For the return, the birthday girl gave us some gift! Oh, she didn’t have to do that, but it was nice of her.

She got from Beta5 Chocolates. It is on Industrial Street, close to Main Skytrain station.

Small Gift Box with Filled Chocolates

Small Gift Box with Filled Chocolates at Beta5 Chocolates in Vancouver

The tastes were Banana, Earl Grey, Whisky (on the left), I don’t know the purple covered, and Imperial Stout, and Olive Oil (on the right). And, you see the bottom? That is the flat chocolate bar!

(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
– Small Gift Box Filled Chocolate Unknown as gift

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