February 27, 2009 | | Comments 4

Our Town Cafe on East Broadway, Vancouver

In search of a cheese cake place, Polly found a site with reference to Chi Cake. Chi (pronounced as “chee”) is cheese cake with half the fat as it proclaimed. It is gluten free and made fresh locally with organic ingredients without jeopardizing the flavour of cheesecake. We told ourselves that we must try this.

We printed out the page where Chi Cake can be found from it’s website and venture out to look for one. Our first stop was Bean Around The World on Granville St. but unfortunately, they ran out of cheese cake on that day. Our next destination was two locations on E. Broadway. First location was Rhizome which doesn’t seem like it’s open for business. That brought us to Our Town Cafe on 245 E. Broadway.

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Old Town Cafe looks like an old timer in the area. The furniture are very old fashion and outdated, long benches and sofas. But, the business is very good. There are lots of young people who look like students in the cafe. Some were browsing their notebooks and I assumed there is free Wifi there. Other than students like clients, there are also older people with a book in their hand.

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We had two slices of cheesecakes to share. The cafe only has two flavours of cheesecakes. Our Town Cafe also serves some pretty good looking sandwiches.

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I had a Caramel Macchiato for $3.48. It is rich and creamy. Out of the variation of coffees like latte, mocha and cappucino, I prefer Macchiato.

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Polly had a single shot Espresso Con Panna for $2.50. The strong coffee taste lingers in the back of your throat with just one sip.

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The first slice of cheesecake is Lemon NY which costs $5. The cheesecake is topped with a blueberry glaze. The cheesecake is not overly sweet and the glaze complements it well.

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The next piece is called Chocolate (fair trade) Chai. This is also $5.00 per slice. The only thing I dont like about these cheesecakes is the base. The base has a gritty texture to it.

The total bill came to $16.83.

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The parking is at the rear of the building. There is a huge mural painting on the wall which leads to the parking area.

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  1. cutemommy98 says:

    hi suanne,
    i love cheesecake….

  2. barista says:

    That doesn’t look like a macchiato! Macchiato means “marked” in Italian; it’s an espresso marked with a dollop of steamed milk foam. That’s got whipped cream on it, so it would be an espresso con panna, but it also looks like a 6-8oz cup, which would mean it has milk in it too. Thanks to Starbucks, that caramel latte is being labeled something completely different.

  3. mamamia says:

    Our Town rocks!!!!!!! The furniture is SUPPOSED to look old – this is a step back in time, to It’s A Wonderful Life. our Town – you know, as in the play written in 1937? As in, look up at the ceiling fans, the lighting, the broken down tv’s and radios? It’s all part of the same “set”.

    Coffee=roasted in-house, constantly being tweaked… “chi” cheese cake, vegan baked goods, homemade panini…

    That place makes me want to shout “hot dog!”!

    • Ben says:

      Hi Mamamia:
      Japadog wrote to us saying they will be opened by the end of this month. No dates were given. We drove past Japadog last weekend and from the looks of it from outside, it does not seem like they will make it by the end of this month.
      Ben

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