Polly suggested to go to Sciue in Yaletown for our cake meet. She past by this Italian bakery when she and her son came downtown for her son’s provincial exam. We took the Canada Line to downtown. Sciue is just a short walk from the Yaletown Roundhouse station. There is another Sciue located at West Pender, Vancouver.
It was a beautiful summer day. The patio of Sciue is full. Sciue opens early on weekday, from 6:30AM and closes at 7:30PM.
Sciue is pronounced as “shoe-eh”. Sciue in Italian means good and fast. This particular location is warmly decorated. Booth seats lined the wall. Sciue’s breakfast includes daily baked goods, donuts (Ciambella), and their famous ‘”Pane Romano” creations.
For drinks, I had the Caffe au Lait (picture on the left). A medium cup costs $2.50. I was hoping that it’s going to be like the Cafe Con Leche that I had in Spain. Unfortunately, it’s not. It’s just not thick and strong enough. Polly had a medium Chai Latte for $3.80.
We started our breakfast with Pezzetta which is Sciue Flat Pane Romano Filled with Prosciutto Cotto and Fontina Cheese. The above is … $4.50. It is grilled upon order. The flat bread is crispy while the melted cheese goes well with the prosciutto which has a hint of spiciness.
Our second item is Pane Farcito which is Sciue Flat Pane Romano filled with Mascarpone Cheese and Strawberries. The sweet version of their Pane Romano is $4.25. We forgot to ask the server to cut this into half for us and we had a hard time trying to do it ourselves as the bread is very chewy and hard at the bottom. This is quite messy to eat as the confection sugars sticks all over our mouth at each bite.
We had two desserts to share. The first one is the Cannoli. This is $3.50. Cannoli is a Sicilian pastry dessert. Cannoli is made with a tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough which is filled with a sweet, creamy filling.
To end our meal, we had a White Chocolate Mousse. This is the most pricey one at $5.25. The mousse is very light and we can really tastes the dark chocolate ganache on top.
Sciue accepts credit cards.
After breakfast, we went for a walk along the sea wall of False Creek. The gleaming high rise buildings and the marina forms a beautiful backdrop of Vancouver.
We also caught a glimpse of a group of people making some music video near David Lam Park.
Not sure what is the significance of the sculpture in the water. Anyone can share?
There were quite a number of kayakers on the water. Polly suggested that we should try kayaking next time.
Various boats were on the waterway of False Creek. I had a ride on the small aqua boat once from Science World to the Granville Market a long time ago.
We also saw a group of
swans Canadian geese swimming along the sea wall. They were swimming in a line formation.
We took in all the beautiful scenery and enjoy the flowers along the way. Vancouver is very beautiful indeed.