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Trees Organic in Gas Town

Polly suggested to meet at Trees Organic in Gas Town as she enjoys Trees Organic’s cheesecake, the best cheesecake in Vancouver. Our first visit to Trees Organic is at the Granville location.

We parked in the River Rock Casino and we took the Canada Line to the Waterfront station. Parking at the River Rock Casino is only $2.50 for the whole day.

We found a table by the window, next to the potted plant. It is a great seat to watch people.

There were lots of tour buses parked on the street just outside of Trees Organic to load and unload tourists.

We ordered our food and paid at the counter and the server brought our food to our table. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Living Cafe in Steveston Village

Time flies as summer is almost gone. Kids are back to school and we are back to our routine.

Polly and I met for cake meet at this new cafe in Steveston Village, at 12240 Second Avenue.

At a glance, there seems to be not much of sweet treats; just some muffins and cookies. The server told us that there are more to the menu and showed us a printed menu.

You can click on the photos to have a larger view.

Since Polly and I just wanted something light; we just ordered some muffins and a brownie.

The first muffin is a Lemon Blueberry Muffin. The muffin is $3.50 each. This was alright; moist. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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The Sweet Spot revisited

Polly and I met for one more time before I left for Beijing this summer. We revisited The Sweet Spot in Steveston since I had a flight to catch after our cake meet.

Polly suggested to revisit The Sweet Spot in Steveston. We had four items to share.

The above was a Pear Tart. At the first glance, Polly thought it was a savoury tart.

Does’nt the pear looks like bacon? Most likely the pear is poached in red wine. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Pane e Fromaggio on 10th Ave W, Vancouver

Polly and I had cake meet at Pane e Fromaggio for another lady’s day out.

I had a hard time trying to recover the photos taken since 31st May as my notebook’s hard disk is dying. I had been painstakingly and patiently copying out my pictures from my dying notebook. I’m currently using a notebook on loan, so there will be no photoshopping for the pictures, i.e. I cannot place the chowtimes logo on my photos.

Pane e Fromaggio is a nice little cafe, not many seats though.

There is a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and desserts.

Here is a glance of what we had. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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High Tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston Village

Polly and I celebrated Mother’s Day in advance.

We went for high tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston. Please note that Adorabelle Tea Room is located at the old Steveston Court House. Pay parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the tea room.

Reservation is required. The teacups that decorated a wall are lovely.

Each will get his/her individual teapot which is covered with a warmer at the back of the above photo.

The server will add the tea leaves into the teapot strainer at the table. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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LÓpera Patisserie on Minoru Blvd, Richmond

Polly and I met at LÓpera Patisserie for cake meet.

LÓpera Patisserie is located across Mui Garden. One hour free parking is available in the hotel parking lot. Park at spot with no specific reservation sign.

It is a small French patisserie which seats no more than 20.

Polly had a Cappuccino which is strong in coffee flavour.

I had a Matcha Latte. It left behind a layer of oily green settlement at the end; kind of weird.

The croissants here are amazing. They are so big and airy. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Diplomat Bakery on London Road, Richmond

It’s been a long while I have not been back to Diplomat Bakery. Polly and I met up for cake meet again after a long break at Diplomat Bakery which is one of our favourite place.

It was an exceptionally cold, wet and windy spring day. So, both of us had a bowl of hot soup. The small chicken gumbo was $2.99. It was filled with vegetables like tomatoes, onions and okra and had cubes of chicken with rice. It was slightly spicy and great for the cold weather.

Each of us also had a piece of Napolean as it is not sharable. It was very messy eating it as it crumbles and the cream and icing sugar gets all over your lips. But it’s a very luscious dessert. It is $2,75.

We also shared a Butter Croissant which is topped with sliced almonds and icing sugar. I think it was $2.99. The server offered to warm it up in the microwave for us. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Bel Cafe at Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Polly and I managed to get together once on a Saturday morning for breakfast.


We met up at the Bridgeport station and took the Canada Line to Vancouver City Center station. From there, it was just a  short walk to Hotel Georgia. We had breakfast at Bel Cafe which located at the corner of Hotel Georgia.

We were there quite early, just before 9 am on a Saturday morning. It was not busy at that time. But, by the time we were about to leave, the place was full.

The decor is modern and sleek.

The above were the items we shared. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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