Tag Archives: pastry

Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe’s Croissant Affair

The name of this cozy bakery and cafe is already a dead giveaway of its French influence of pastries and coffee. But, what makes this establishment extra special is its mix of Euro-styled iron and marble interiors with regionally sourced ingredients, from syrups to coffee. It doesn’t stop there, if you’re looking for a special […]

Best of Downtown Seattle’s Breakfast, Brunch and Snack Spots

1. Le Creperie Voila – Breakfast If you’re a traveler looking for a breakfast that is slightly more sophisticated than that of the continental variety, then you’ll find it here at Le Creperie Voila. Situated at the Washington Trade and Convention Centre on Pike Street, you’ll find the beauty is in its fast food service.  […]

Macarons and Tea at Soirette

Once an exclusively French confection, macarons have now been embraced by the Vancouver marketplace. It has been slowly introduced by a select few pastry and tea shops around town (such as the Urban Tea Merchant and later on at Faubourg, the Bel Cafe, and Thierry) as a feature offering. But for those of you who […]

Bel Cafe – Proper Departure From the Downtown Coffee Standard

It’s nice to know that there is a proper coffee shop at the epicenter of the shopping district of downtown Vancouver. Proper means full service at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel, just at the corner of Howe and Georgia, beside Hawksworth Restaurant (a spinoff of the restaurant). The decor is contemporary and comfortable, but, I’m wondering […]

Angela-Jane McCleod’s Pastry Passion

Pastry Chef, Angela-Jane McCleod (of Toronto’s trendy Blowfish Restaurant’s acclaim), dropped by Vancouver this week, and I caught up with her to chat about the baked life, while munching on some delectably yummy home made treats. At 21, Angela’s managed to amass an impressive collection of pastry portfolio pieces under her baking black belt. Since […]