No, not the bum you perverted people, or up the bum ’cause you have the demon inside of you (sorry, Hangover 2 joke).
In all seriousness, we are talking about coffee buns.
If you are heading to North Vancouver by Seabus, you’ll pass right by it when you head to the market. The little cafe is next to the convenience store.
As soon as we open the door, this sweet doughy scent fills your senses and instantly makes me relaxed (oh yes, that and the smell of really good coffee). The interior isn’t fancy, but that’s not what this place is about. The cafe uses a lot of light wooden materials, making it feel homey and cozy. A place where you can have a light snack, a cup of tea or coffee, and sit and chat with your friends without being worried that you’ll get interrupted by some moron yacking on their phone.
On the menu are mostly buns, but they do have other desserts and light lunches. They also serve coffee and packaged teas such as Stash and Twinings. Just so you know, I actually don’t like cream puffs from Beard Papa’s (I generally don’t like cream puffs, period). So far, I have only tried their coffee buns.
The coffee buns have this crusty topping that has a coffee scent to it. They have several flavours to their buns, which are actually their fillings: chocolate, custard, red bean, and cream cheese. They have two other ones that are just toppings, garlic and cinnamon. These buns are baked every 30 minutes and cost less than $3 each. So far, I have tried the cream cheese, which actually only has a thin layer near the top; red bean, very good, not too sweet; and custard, which was packed into the bun and very yummy (my favourite). I will do an update when I go back to try more, like the ice cream one!
Hope this post made you drool, hahaha. Definitely recommended unless you’re the type of person who thinks hard-shelled tacos are messy and can’t handle a sloppy joe, you’ve been warned. Even if you’re too full, just go in to smell their hot buns (hahahah, I’m very immature) and relax.
Coffee Bun Bakery & Cafe
147 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver