Dessert & Cafe

Ritual – Great Brunch in West End.

October 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

I woke up with a bit of a hangover, a result from quite a bit of drinking at a stag party the night before. But I was having brunch with friend Jane and I really didn’t [...]

Cartems Donutery in Mount Pleasant

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cartems Donutery in Heritage Building I reluctantly skipped dessert and left Savio Volpe with my food blogger buddies, Kristina (Food Wench from Drunken Noms), Areta [...]

CoffeeBar – Gastown

April 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Just coming out of the launch party for the film Dreamchasers by Next Media Films in Gastown, I suggested hanging out a bit more over coffee to my fellow food bloggers, Every [...]

Truffles Fine Foods Cafe

April 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Areta (Foodgressing) and I came to Truffles Fine Foods Cafe on a gloomy spring evening, but it looked cozy and inviting inside this hip spot on Davie street.  The [...]

Rocanini Steveston

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Will and I were strolling in Steveston Village and looking for a caffeine fix before driving to Downtown for lunch. I thought Rocanini would be much more interesting choice [...]

Stella Pastry & Cafe

December 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

After lunch at Caffe DeLucchi, my mom and I walked up a block and visited Stella Pastry & Cafe, a popular Italian bakery in North Beach recommended by a local friend. [...]

Blue Bottle

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a rather short visit at Blue Bottle at Mint Plaza. Walking past  the holiday insanity on Market street, I was happy that we arrived this tall handsome house with [...]

Homeskillet, San Francisco

December 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was going to take my mom to Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, but the lineup there was insanely long. At this point, we just wanted to find the first decent looking cafe [...]

Media Preview Event at Fondway Cafe

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fondway Cafe, only steps away from Metrotown skytrain station, is a chic Asian inspired coffee and tea bar in the heart of a community of brand new high-rises. The interior [...]

Mango Mama Cafe

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Although I enjoyed the various mango desserts at Mango Yummy a while ago, I do not see myself going to this kind of Asian dessert places all the time. And the other night I [...]

Mario’s Coffee Express

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was meeting Jenny for coffee near my office in downtown, hoping to find a shop that is more interesting than Starbucks or Blenz. Although I love the taste of coffee, I have [...]

Happy Hour at Container at Burrard Hotel

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is a great find for Friday happy hour drinks. I always thought Container was just a small coffee bar at Barrard Hotel but they actually serve alcohol as well. Their [...]

Small Victory Bakery

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

It definitely screams Yaletown everywhere inside Small Victory Bakery – the modern and tasteful decor, an open and extremely tidy kitchen, and all the beautifully [...]

Giovane Cafe

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was almost 12:45 pm, not feeling very hungry after a big late breakfast, I was thinking about skipping lunch. But a friend texted, and she sounded she really could used [...]

Mango Yummy

February 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

I had a funny moment when I walked in Mango Yummy, the latest popular Asian dessert shop in Richmond – I felt like I was in that Heineken commercial with those guys [...]

The Last Crumb

February 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was looking for a coffee shop in Mount Pleasant so I could work on my blogs. (Yes I have more than one blog… And the new one will be released soon!) I have become [...]

Amazing Pecan Pie from Acme Cafe

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

When Jane asked me where to meet for coffee, I was hoping to continue my quest of finding great bakeries in the city, a little project that I started with Ben. Jane suggested [...]

Sweet Spot Bakery

January 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Big thanks to Ben, whose visit has really opened my eyes to the sweet world of pastries and bakeries. Today we find ourselves at Sweet Spot Bakery in historic Steveston [...]

French Made Baking

January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Ben and I wanted to continue our adventure for coffee and pastries in Mount Pleasant. We found ourselves at French Made Baking, staring at all the beautiful pastries in [...]

Kafkas Coffee and Tea

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kafkas Coffee and Tea I never knew that they closed the Public Market on Granville Island on Mondays during the winter. So we had to go somewhere else for our morning coffee [...]

Bel Cafe

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jenny and Justine wanted to meet up with us at Bel Cafe for a snack, and they were particularly interested in what the place was offering for the Hot Chocolate Festival. I am [...]

Pane From Heaven

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ben and I found ourselves in Kitslano looking for a place to hang out for a couple hours before meeting up with a couple friends. We didn’t want to go to any chained [...]

Swiss Bakery

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

My guest Ben from Montreal is a fan of fine pastry and bakery, a category in which I have not invested too much time. Although I do not have a big sweet tooth, I do [...]

We need more restaurants like Sciue!

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fresh quality ingredients, impeccable classic taste, efficient and friendly service… That’s why we like Sciue! I took my co-worker here for lunch today. It had [...]

Cheesecake Etc.

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

When I walked in Cheesecake Etc, I was surprised it was no longer this tiny little cafe that I visited years ago. The ambiance however, was still the same moody one with the [...]

Cartems Donuterie

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was still hungry after spending $10 on sushi, and saw Cartems Donuterie right across the street. My lunch buddy Pascal told me that, apparently gourmet donut was the new [...]

Koffie Vancouver

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Koffie is a little cafe / deli  place in my office building. At Koffie it is all about the coffee. They use high-quality award-winning espresso beans from Forty Ninth [...]

Tasting Plates Vancouver: Lonsdale

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had a super fun evening attending Tasting Plates Vancouver in Lonsdale, North Vancouver, organized by Vancouver Foodster. It was a very successful sold out event. The [...]

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Parisienne” – Nero Belgian Waffle Bar There was still a small lineup at Nero Belgian Waffle Bar at 10pm on a rainy Wednesday night, one hour before [...]