I had to send my car for maintenance on a Tuesday afternoon and had three hours to kill. Coincidentally, Polly called me up a day before to ask me if I wanted to go out for coffee. So, I made arrangement for Polly to pick me up from the automall after I dropped off my car. We went to Beard Papa’s on No. 3 Road for convenience as I can take the free shuttle back to automall from Richmond Center later.
We shared a couple of little cakes. The above is Mont Blanc which is a sponge cake iced with chestnuts cream. It is called Mont Blanc as it resembles a snow-capped mountain.
The next cake we tried was the Mango Mousse Cake.
There is even some mango puree in the center of the cake. Continue reading
It’s been a while since Polly and I met up for cake meet due to her busy schedule. We found time to meet up and went to Leisure Tea & Coffee for a light lunch, more like a snack lunch.
Leisure Tea & Coffee only opens at 12:00PM.
Polly told me that this is a popular place for Taiwanese. Truely enough, a group of middle aged people came in for coffee at the later part of our meal and they spoke “Hokkien”/”Fujian”.
We had the Oriental Style Combo for 2 with 1 black coffee and 1 pot of tea for $26.25. For the tea, Polly selected the Passion Fruit and Pineapple Tea. It was very sweet and fragrant. We asked for a pot of hot water so that we can dilute the tea before drinking. Continue reading
After the dim sum at Neptune Seafood Restaurant in Surrey, Polly and I went over to Burnaby as Polly had to run an errand there. On the way back to Richmond from Burnaby, Polly decided to go to Faubourg for tea break as she still had some time to kill before picking her daughters up from tuition after school.
Faubourgh is one of the best cake meet place that Polly and I enjoy. The little cakes are very pretty but quite costly.
We saw the above sign on the way in and smoothies is just perfect for a warm late spring afternoon.
We shared two desserts. The above was something green tea and passion fruit. It is $5.95. Continue reading
After the early dim sum, we went home to drop off Arkensen before we went out for our walk.
It was a beautiful time of the year. The cherry blossoms never fail to amaze me.
We walked from Costco to Ikea. It was a cloudy morning and the walk was very pleasant.
We stopped by the Ikea food court for coffee. I need my coffee fix since I did not have coffee for breakfast. Continue reading
After an early dinner at Hapa Izakaya, Polly, Whitney and I decided to move to Trees Organic Coffee in Gastown for dessert. It is quieter here to have a conversation.
We all had caffeine free mocha since it’s late in the evening already.
The three of us shared two slices of cheesecake. We were curious about the above cheesecake with the name “The Sin Cheesecake”. It is actually a regular cheesecake topped with marbled chocolate and there is cherry in it too.
The Mocha Cheesecake was more softer than the Sin Cheesecake.
The bill came to $30.25. Credit card is accepted here.
It is always a treat to end a meal with the best cheesecake in Vancouver.
Ben and I went to the Real Canadian Superstore to get groceries in an afternoon, around 3PM.
We had wanted to try the Bubble Tea Shop at the corner of the Real Canadian Supertore but it’s either we were there in the morning when they are not open yet or there are too many people in the shop. This place opens from 12PM to 10PM.
This day, we were surprised to see the shop was empty around 3PM. So, we decided to return our shopping cart and have a dessert to share first.
The shop was decorated with Halloween decor as it’s near Halloween.
Besides dessert and drinks, the shop also sell a lot of cute comic character keychains, memorabilia, toys, gifts, etc.
This is a self service place. You order and pay at the counter and pick up your order when your number in your receipt is called. You are expected to return the trays to a designated area too. Continue reading
Polly, Whitney and I had the opportunity to meet up on a week day afternoon as they were both off work.
When coming to going to downtown, I usually meet up with Polly at the Bridgeport Skystation. On this day, Polly was almost an hour late as she could not find a parking at the River Rock parking. She drove around the parking lot for almost an hour before she can find a spot. Can you imagine that?
We met up with Whitney for high tea at The Urban Tea Merchant. Whitney had not had a high tea for years.
Teapots decor. How appropriate.
We had two Traditional Tea Set and a Brunch Tea Set. Continue reading
After lunch, Ben wanted to have a cold dessert in a summer day.
I suggested Beard Papas on No. 3 Road as I recalled seeing some mango shaved ice picture on it’s wall a while ago.
This place is usually busy in the evening but it was quiet on the late afternoon when we were here.
We ordered the Mango Ice Shower to share. It was a great dessert for summer. The ice-cream adds creaminess to the shaved ice.
I also ordered a cream puff as cream puff is their specialty.
I ordered the green tea version which I quite enjoy. But Ben does not like it.
Besides what we ordered, there are also cakes, pastries and dessert cups.
Credit card is accepted here.
August is my best friend’s birthday. We went to Sugarholic Cafe to celebrate her birthday.
Sugarholic Cafe is an Asian style cafe which serves desserts and also Asian style dishes.
We noticed the staff here are quite young looking.
Since Polly loves little cakes, we went for the 3 Tier Dessert Set.
The above are the list of tea that we can choose from. The 3 Tier Dessert Set comes with 2 choice of herbal tea.
The above was recommendation by the server; Fresh Tropical Fruit Tea. The fruit include apple, kiwi, pineapple and orange. We enjoyed this tea.
Our second choice is Red Dates with Longan Tea. I like this tea as it good for blood circulation.
The tea comes with a free refill.
Here is our 3 Tier Dessert Set. When we told the server it’s for the celebration of Polly’s birthday, we were given an extra piece of dessert. The original set is made of 18 pieces of dessert. Continue reading
After dinner in Miku, we decided to go somewhere else for dessert.
Polly suggested to go for the best cheesecake in town, her favourite dessert.
We went to the Trees Organic Cheesecake on Water St. There is another one on Granville St.
Since it’s summer, Polly and I had fruit smoothies for our drink. Polly had the mango smoothies while I had the strawberries smoothies. It was cooling and refreshing. The smoothies is $4.25 each. Continue reading