La Petite France – Pears and Chocolate Cake

La Petite France

On a Saturday afternoon we strolled over to La Petitie France. This was one of my go-to cafés back in the day, 2005?

Sachet– raspberry between layers – We really enjoyed this, it was very dense and creamy.

Sachet

Choco Poire – pears between layers of chocolate cake. This was previously my favourite a few years back but, it had the taste of old refrigerator.
Choco Poire

I was surprised of the limited selection, there was only 6 choices! Anytime there is condensation on the display windows is unappetizing. Overall, my walk down memory lane was a disappointment.
Dessert Counter

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Thierry – Celebrated Chocolatier Opens Bakery Downtown

Celebrated Chocolatier-Pâtissier Thierry Busset, opens a she-she foo-foo pastry shop on Alberni St Downtown. I’ve been complaining there is just not enough bakeries in Downtown. Walking in, I was giddy with sweet goodness. Every product was so deliciously presented.

Thierry Cakes

I expected the prices were going to be steep, especially situated on Alberni and Georgia. The prices were even more expensive than my favorite pastry cafe, Thomas Haas which compares to $5.95 vs here $6.95.

I didn’t get a chance to try out the chocolates but, it is a promise that I will.

Thierry Chocolates

My friend, Gary has tried every Tiramisu in town and rated this a 8.5/10! The high marks is almost unheard of from him.

Tiramisu

Raspberry and Blueberry Tart
Raspberry Tart

Blueberry Tart

Citrus Madeleines, were light. I gobbled up the entire bag within a day.
Citrus Madeline

Forgot what these cakes were called but they were rum based. Not my favorite, although it may just be my preference. They sure looked pretty, that and the rum was what sold it.

Chocolate Succé Cake

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Chocolate Succé Cake
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Voodoo Doughnuts – Worth the 15 mins lineup?

Food Persuasion Rating: 2/5
Cuisine: Bakery
Location: Portland OR, Old Chinatown
store front

It was a scorcher day and waiting outside in a lineup for 15 minutes for a doughnut was excruciating. By the time it was our turn to order our expectations were through the roof.

menu board

They definitely had some very interesting combinations, maple & bacon, their most popular. Which was basically, a maple doughnut with 2 pieces of bacon on top. Oreo doughnut, powdered raspberry and lemon. The doughnut was overly sweet and the portions were pretty big for $1.95/ doughnut.
doughnuts

They even sell a mini coffin full of doughnuts for $100. Not recommended, it that will definitely give you diabetes.

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Faubourg Cafe- Decadent Desserts that Titillated All My Sense

Faubourg – Charming French Cafe – Kerrisdale

Faubourg desserts
Faubourg desserts

Food Persuasion Level : [rating=4]
Value: [rating=3]
Service : [rating=3]
Ambiance: [rating=5]
Price: $$
Cuisine: Cafe / Bakery
Location: Kerrisdale, Vancouver

I was persuaded by its charm, fallen head over heels with its good looks and absolutely titillated all my senses.

By what you say?

Faubourg Chef
Faubourg Chef

A charming French café nestled in Kerrisdale, serving one of the finest and decadent desserts I’ve had of yet. Yes, it may be on par or even surpass my fave, the internationally acclaimed Chocolatier, Thomas Haas Café.

Faubourg
Faubourg

The atmosphere was French modern, chic and friendly.  Now the food oooo…my mouth is watering just reminiscing, is scrumptious.

We tried the chocolate croissants, nice, flaky and fresh. It seemed like it just came out of the oven. Our desert lemon tart meringue $5, was to die for. It was tangy made with fresh lemon and not too sweet.

Faubourg lemon tart
Faubourg lemon tart

It was just so light I felt like I could eat these the whole day and not get enough.

Faubourg lemon tart meringue
Faubourg lemon tart meringue

Absolutely recommend the next time you stop on by Kerrisdale. One of my favourite Café’s in Vancouver

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Oreo Sandwich Daydream – Butter Bakery

Butter Bakery Review

Oreo Sandwich Daydream
Butter Bakery Oreo Sandwich Daydream

Persuasion Level [rating=4]
Value Service [rating=3]
Ambiance[rating=4]
Price: $
Cuisine: Bakery
Location: South Vancouver BC

Mouth starts to salivate, eyes start to glaze and the beginning of a wistful smile transforms my face, I must be daydreaming of the Oreo sandwich from butter bakery.At $2.75 a pop I could afford fill to my fridge and have my daily indulgence. The creamy vanilla butter cream filling oozes of richness with the perfect amount of sweetness, in between 2 chewy chocolate cookies, it is a delicious aphrodisiac.

The lemon coconut and walnut bar $2.75 had a the right balance of citrus tanginess and sweetness. The extra crunch of the walnut adds an extra layer of texture to the smooth lemon filling.

Who knew something so simple and small could be such a turn on.

Butter Bakery
4321 Dunbar St
Vancouver, BC Canada
(604) 221-4333

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