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My ski time this season started a bit later than usual due to the delay of snow dump. In the middle of December, I went skiing to Whistler, and this was the second time to go up. It was still early season, so some sections on the mountains were still closed.

Before my first run of the day, I decided to have breakfast at Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is a place beside the top of Whistler Gondola accessing from the village. It is a two-story building, and there are washroom, gift shops, and seats that you can have food or rest. On the first floor, there is Pika’s food station and a cafe station, and on the second floor, there are food stations, Mountain Market and Expressway (behind each other), a cafe stand, a bar, and a restaurant.

Pika’s wasn’t open yet due to the early season, and there is a sing to go upstairs, Expressway.

I ordered from Breakfast Sandwiches menu.

Ham, Brie, Tomato & Egg on Buttery Croissant with Hash Browns

Ham, Brie, Tomato & Egg on Buttery Croissant with Hash Browns at Roundhouse Expressway on Whistler mountain

The combination of brie, egg and croissant is great. Hash browns weren’t crispy; they were like being steamed.

The price is slightly up since the last season. 

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Expressway at Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain

Menu at Roundhouse Expressway on Whistler mountain Menu at Roundhouse Expressway on Whistler mountain

Breakfast/Lunch
9:00 – 14:00 varied depending on lift closing time

Price Note
– Ham, Brie, Tomato & Egg on Buttery Croissant with Hash Browns $9.25

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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.

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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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For a weekend in the middle of September, Collin and I planned to have an early lunch (or brunch?) and already decided a place to go at the previous night. Well, actually we decided what to order, too. ­čÖé

Having been excited, we arrived at the cafe, which was Bel Cafe. It is owned by the same person for Hawksworth restaurant and is located in front of Art Gallery downtown Vancouver.

When we ordered the sandwiches we wanted, the staff said those were not available for next 10 min and apologized, because it was before 11 am. We looked at each other and the time seemed to stop. We had a mix feeling of confused, shocked, and lost. When we finally processed the fact, the staff said he would ask the kitchen. At the end, they accepted our order. Although we suggested the website is better to mention that those menu are available after 11 am and he said he would tell the company or owner, the site still doesn’t say, so the conversation was in vain.

To-go Bag & Package

To-go Bag & Package at Bel Cafe in Vancouver

To-go Bag & Package at Bel Cafe in Vancouver

Provencal Shrimp Croissant Sandwich
(Fennel, Pickled Cucumber, Bibb Lettuce)

Provencal Shrimp Croissant Sandwich at Bel Cafe in Vancouver

The sandwich was fantastic. We really liked them. It is pricy, but if it makes you happy, it’s worth it.

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Bel Cafe

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In the Rosewood Hotel Georgia at the corner of Howe street)
TEL: 604-673-7000
Facebook: page
Twitter: @bel_cafe
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 6:30 – 17:30
[Sat – Sun, Holidays] 7:00 – 17:30

Price Note
–┬áProvencal Shrimp Croissant Sandwich $10.60 each (incl. tax)

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