I’m glad that things are back to routine. Polly and I can resume our cake meet. This time we decided to go to downtown Vancouver for a change.
We decided to go to Brioche Urban Baking and Catering in Gastown which located at 401 West Cordova St. We parked at the Harbour Center as road side parking is very limited. Two hours of parking costs us $8. We had some trouble locating Brioche as the building numbering system seems a bit confusing there. We walked up and down Cordova St. and Water St a couple of times and finally got help from a postman to find the place.
Brioche is an Italian style bakery. They claimed to make everything from scratch. As the name suggests, they also do catering. While we were there, we saw them wheeling out some catering food. The place is relatively busy when we were there.
Polly ordered London Fog to try. It’s Earl Tea with milk. The London Fog was quite sweet and smooth. I just ordered a house brewed coffee this time.
We started with a warm Salmon Quiche. The Quiche came in a slice from a large quiche. The original quiche is about two inches tall. It is filled with egg and salmon and flavoured with dill. The crust is quick crispy. I think this slice cost $9.
Next we had a slice of Praline Cake. It is a chocolate cake layered with cream and topped with more chocolate. This cake is not too sweet. When it comes to chocolate cake, I would prefer something very intense and a small portion will satisfy my craving. It costs $4.95.
The last item is a Creme Brulee topped with a whole strawberry. We just love the crunchy sugar topping which contrasted the soft creamy custard. This costs $3.95. It was quite a big serving.
The total bill came to $30 with tips.