Updated 11 Sep 2009: This restaurant had been closed.
This is our fourth cake meet. Polly and I had to postpone last week’s cake meet due to the snow storm and deep freeze.
This time, we visited Le BonBon Cafe in Richmond. It is located at 170 – 3031 Beckman Place which is on Bridgeport Rd and No. 4 Rd.
Le BonBon Cafe offers a number of cheesecakes and gourmet coffee. It also caters for birthday cakes for kids like ice-cream cake and mud cake such as Portuguese Creme Caramel, sponge cake in various flavour like chocolate, vanilla, coffee and lemon, butter cake and banana cake.
Le BonBon’s cheesecake is all homemade by the owner, Jenny Felgar. Le BonBon’s cheesecake is famous for its rich and intense cheese flavor, yet smooth but not too sweet. Jenny told us that she uses 1 kilogram of cream cheese to make a 9″ cheesecake and it takes 13.5 to 15 hours to make one from preparation to its readiness. Each cheesecake is slowly baked to its perfection with passion and dedication.
We were overwhelmed by the varieties in the display shelves. To name some, Le BonBon’s original. Blueberry Swirl, Strawberry Swirl, Chocolate Truffle, Bailey’s Coffee, Italian Tiramisu, Green Tea, Green Apple, Mango, Pear, etc.
Jenny recommended we try the Le BonBon’s original cheesecake which is the New York Style cheesecake as it gives us the original cheese flavour. It is indeed very rich and creamy.
Polly ordered the Green Tea Cheesecake which has a very subtle green tea flavour and still very creamy.
Polly enjoyed her cheesecake with a cup of Hazelnut Latte.
I ordered the Mango cheesecake. It has a very rich mango flavour and is topped with white chocolate shavings. We just love all the cheesecakes for they are really rich and creamy.
Jenny recommended tea to go with the cheesecake to cut back the richness. So, I ordered a Green Tea Latte which has very strong green tea flavour and slightly bitter.
Jenny also gave us some sample of her special cheese cake of the day. It is a hazelnut flavour cheesecake with a brownie base. Another great cheesecake.
We must admit that we were too greedy to have ordered 3 slices of cheese cakes to share among two of us as the cheese cakes are really rich.
The bill came up $15 including tips. We had a 15% discount as we mentioned that we found out about Le BonBon Cafe from UrbanVancouver.com. Each slice of the cheesecake and the drink only cost $2.95.
We will certainly be back to try other flavour of cheese cakes.