The first time I walked by the Trees Organic on Granville, the awning that reads “Best Cheesecake in Vancouver” immediately caught my attention. After some research, it was the Province newspaper that crowned them one of the five great places for cheesecake in Vancouver. Having to meet up with a friend over coffee, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and set Trees Organic as our meet-up spot.
Trees Organic promotes that they use organic, fairtrade beans. While I was there, I had a cup of Latte (sorry, no picture). Specialty drinks are tricky to make and the flavours vary from cafe to cafe. I quite enjoyed this latte. The foam was frothy and the coffee itself wasn’t bitter like some other ones. Only wish it’s slightly hotter.
Because I still had dinner plan, I couldn’t enjoy the cheesecake in-store. Instead, I ordered two slices to go: Mango Cheesecake and Mocha Cheesecake. The downside of to-go is that they don’t come with whipped cream. And when I had to travel for an hour before I got home, my cheesecakes melted a little and flopped, and the fridge just couldn’t revive them.
Nonetheless, I still enjoyed them. They are very creamy but not too rich. The mango one has very subtle flavour and it tastes a lot better with the mango sauce. The mocha one has a rich coffee flavour, yet this time around the chocolate sauce drizzle on top didn’t do much for me. I imagine both would go very well with whipped cream, or even better, a scoop of ice cream.
Have to say, $5.99 for Mocha and $6.99 for Mango (tax not included) is a bit pricey for a slice of cheesecake. Two slices combined is almost the price of a 6″ cheesecake – which is definitely a better deal there. However Trees Organic definitely claims a spot on the list of my preferred cheesecake places. Next time I’d have it at the store to fully enjoy its true flavours.
Trees Organic Coffee (Granville)
450 Granville St, Vancouver