Polly and I met again for our cake meet. We cant meet as regular as we like due to spring break or school Pro-D days. We enjoyed our ladies only cake meet where we can indulge ourselves with sweet treats and chat about anything, mostly about our children. Girl just need a girl friend to talk to.
We had our cake meet at Max’s Bakery & Delicatessen on Oak St. Max’s Bakery & Delicatessen has 2 other locations, one on West 8th Ave and another on Granville Island which is known as Stuart’s Bakery which I had blogged about here. I have no idea that Stuart’s Bakery is a branch of Max’s until I checked Max’s website.
We knew that this must be a busy location because they have a numbering system installed where you take a number and wait for your number to be displayed or called upon. They have lots of bake goods, pastries and cakes to choose from. We knew we’ll like this place the moment we walked in.
One unique thing we noticed in Max’s is their one blade fan. I wonder if it’s more for decoration or function.
This bakery not only has lots of cakes and sweet treats, but they also have lots of savoury items to offer, like sandwiches, lasagna, roast chicken, salad, etc. We will be back to try their savoury items on our next visit.
Max’s also does catering, whether it’s corporate luncheon, wedding reception, or a celebratory family gathering.
Polly and I had a latte and a cappuccino for our drinks. The specialty coffees costs $3+.
The first item we shared was a French Citron Brule. As the name suggest, it has a topping of sugary crust and it’s sourish. It is very refreshing and appetizing.
Next we shared a piece of Turtle Chocolate Cheesecake. The cheesecake is very smooth and not overly sweet. We can taste the dark chocolate flavour bursting in our mouth.
We also ordered another piece of cheesecake which is Apple Caramel Cheesecake. However, we just cant stomach two pieces of cheesecakes and ended up packing it away for Polly’s twin daughters for their after school snack.
The last item we shared was the Almond Butter Croissant. This croissant has a very strong almond flavour and the crispy almond pieces on top added a little crunch to the soft croissant. We enjoyed this a lot.
The total bill came to $25.35.
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Hey Ben & Suanne, you were in my ‘hood 🙂
Although I personally find Max’s prices pretty high, they nevertheless provides an important focal point for the neighbourhood. And their hours are good too. I see a lot of police officers frequent Max’s because of their convenience and variety of food throughout the day. Overall it’s a good ‘lil neighbourhood spot.
BTW, Stuart’s opened a 2nd location in the Oakridge Mall food court. Taking over the spot occupied by The Lunch Box.
BTW, if you venture a bit more west next time, you can enjoy very nice desserts and coffee at Meinhardt Fine Foods on Granville @ 14th. Great place to people-watch too. It’s an urban “niche” market very akin to those in NYC Upper West Side. Variety is staggering especially given the relatively small size of the store. A must-go.
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Delivery charges for Max’s catering is absolutely ridiculous $20 to deliver food and then another $20 to pick up their supplies!!!