Posts Tagged ‘Tiramisu’

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)

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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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Collin and I, and my friend were at Eat! Vancouver. We wanted to get some sweet, so we tried this place. We have never been to Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, but they are located close to BC Stadium.

At the booth, they provided three kinds of dish, Italian meatball, Rigatoni pasta, and Tiramisu.

At their booth

Their booth of Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar at Eat! Vancouver

We had their Tiramisu.

Traditional Tiramisu

Traditional Tiramisu from Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar at Eat! Vancouver

Actually, I liked the Tiramisu. It wasn’t too sweet. The restaurant seems open all day long, so I could try their real food sometime soon.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar

Address: 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close from Robson Street)
TEL: 604-688-6368
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

[Mon – Thu] 7:00 – 23:00
[Fri – Sat] 7:00 – 0:00
[Sun] 7:00 – 22:00

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I was so down and left feeling frustrated, even after I left the restaurant where Collin and I had the horrible dinner. I suggested us to have dessert somewhere to freshen our mouths. We walked along Commercial Drive, but it was almost 9 o’clock and we didn’t see most places open. We ended up going to this Italian restaurant where also serves gelato and other desserts.

Famoso is on the middle of Commercial Drive, serving authentic Neapolitan pizza. As I mentioned in the past, their order system is interesting. Once a server guide you to a seat, decide what to order, remember your table number and go to cashier to place the order.

We ordered from their regular menu.

(A Shot of Espresso on top of a scoop of Gelato)

Affogato at Famoso in Vancouver

Authentic Tiramisu

Authentic Tiramisu at Famoso in Vancouver

Authentic Tiramisu at Famoso in Vancouver

I tasted affogato for the first time, and I really liked it. It might be little strong to have it at night? But I want to have one myself next time. The Tiramisu was OK. The one side was dry and the other side was moist. It was quite big for myself.

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Address: 1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(North of 1st Ave, at the corner of Kitchener street, close to Grandview park)
TEL: 604-251-2292
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria
Urbanspoon: page

[Sun – Thu] 11:00 – 23:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:00 – midnight

Price Note
– Affogato $5.00
– Authentic Tiramisu $6.00

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