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Still about last year. Collin and I usually go to his dad’s house for Christmas dinner on the Christmas Eve, so the Christmas Day is a quiet day. We talked about next day what we were going to, as there would be so many people outside because of the Boxing Day. I looked at the site and found out we could have afternoon tea as a lunch special price, since it was a weekday. Yep, I made a reservation.

The Urban Tea Merchant is located in downtown Vancouver. You can access from either Georgia Street or Alberni Street. It is a tea store, but they serve lunch or dessert, in addition to afternoon tea. The lunch special includes a pot of tea.

Sample Tea

Sample Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

French Earl Grey Tea

French Earl Grey Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

I chose this, and Collin chose Weekend in Shanghai tea.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

This is Petite Afternoon Tea, so it’s a mini size. It was served per person. Some fruits on top, scone in the middle, and some deli at the bottom.

Afternoon Tea Bottom Tier

Afternoon Tea Bottom Tier at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

There were three kinds of sandwiches and one cone. Cucumber & watercress tea sandwich, Indian Night curried egg salad sandwich, Lapsang Souching Tea chicken cone, and glazed ham with peppered piperade. I liked all, but we both really liked this chicken cone.

Afternoon Tea Middle Tier

Afternoon Tea Middle Tier at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

On the middle tier, a scone was served with creme & tea-infused jelly. The scone was warm and good. I don’t remember if I did smell tea infusion from the jelly.

Afternoon Tea Top Tier

Afternoon Tea Top Tier at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

At the top tier, Red Christmas Tea fruit pate, chevron strawberry, and seasonal fruit. As seasonal fruit, raspberry, blackberry, starfruit, and pineapple. The fruit pate was quite chewy.

Although it was mini, it was a enough potion to fill our stomach in the morning on a lazy day. We definitely want to try another option, including just regular lunch or dessert.

The Urban Tea Merchant

Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow street)
TEL: 604-692-0071
Facebook: page
Twitter: @urban_tea
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dessert/Afternoon Tea
[Sun – Wed] 10:00 – 19:00
[Thu – Sat] 10:00 – 20:00

Petite Afternoon Tea Menu

Petite Afternoon Tea Menu at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Lunch Special (Petite Afternoon Tea) $20.00 per person

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Spring cleaning seems common here in Canada, but a big cleaning up before the end of the year is my thing from my culture, and it is a big work, not only regular cleaning like vacuuming or cleaning bath and washroom, but also blinds, windows, fridge, cupboard, etc. I read a blog post that she was saying one place at a day! Oh, that I can try. So, I started from November little by little.

To organize cupboards, I wanted to buy some organizers and went to Daiso (Japanese Dollar shop) in Richmond. Anyways, thinking about how I wanted to organize or if the size was right, I was exhausted. To take a rest, I went to the food court in Aberdeen Centre where Daiso was.

There were lots of choices. You can go for some small savory food, or dessert. I chose Mazazu Crepe. The original shop is in Japan, and it is franchised in many countries. As name indicates, it is a creperie. You can see some samples in the showcase.

Mazazu Crepe in Richmond

I ordered from their huge menu.

Choco Strawberry Soft Ice Cream (#36)

Choco Strawberry Soft Ice Cream at Mazazu Crepe in Richmond

Choco Strawberry Soft Ice Cream at Mazazu Crepe in Richmond

Look, how big it was! When it handed to me, my eyes were just rolling. 😀 I just wanted to have some sweets, that’s all. As I went there alone, I had to eat them all myself. Whipped cream, strawberries were inside, and soft ice cream was on top with chocolate sauce. I liked it, but next time I want to share with someone. 🙂

And, a picture of the restaurant exterior.

Mazazu Crepe in Richmond

Before I headed to Aberdeen Centre, the sunset was beautiful at the Canada Line station.

Sunset at Richmond

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Mazazu Crepe

Address: #3110 – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. (map)
(In the food court at the third floor of the Aberdeen Center)
TEL: 604-295-9359
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Mon – Wed] 11:00 – 19:00
[Thu – Sat] 11:00 – 21:00
[Sun, Holiday] 11:00 – 19:00


Menu at Mazazu Crepe in Richmond Menu at Mazazu Crepe in Richmond

Price Note
– Choco Strawberry Soft Ice Cream (#36) $5.13

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I got news a few month back that this organic donuts shop was moved and re-opened in a new location. In the middle of November, not knowing where it was, I walked on Pender street after I went to Shiatsu, I found the shop! Having excited, as Collin finished his shift earlier and I was about to meet him, I sent a text if he wanted to have some. Although he asked vanilla or maple or jelly filled, they didn’t have such. 😛

The new location of Cartems Donuterie is close from Waterfront station. The shop now has some tables so that you can eat in. They offer organic donuts that cost $3 per donut. There are gluten free ones, too.


Showcase at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

Showcase at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver Showcase at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

Box to go

Box from Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

Salted Caramel, Earl Grey, Stuffy Special, Today’s Special

Donuts at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

I liked early grey one! I can’t remember what the today’s special was, but it was like churro-ish or Denish-ish.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Cartems Donuterie

Address: 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(A few meters east from Seymour Street)
TEL: 778-708-0996
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Cartemsdonuts
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon] 8:00 – 20:00
[Tue] 8:00 – 18:00
[Wed – Thu] 8:00 – 20:00
[Fri] 8:00 – 22:00
[Sat] 11:00 – 22:00
[Sun] 11:00 – 18:00


Menu at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

Price Note
$3.00 each (tax incl.)

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