Last week we were invited to the blogger “Meet & Eat”/grand opening party of The Baker and The Chef cafe. What a cute name! It’s so simple yet it describes exactly what you get out of it — baked goods from the baker, and other tasty food from the chef.
By the time I got to the party after work, most familiar faces – Alvin, Kevin, Dee, and the long-time-no-see Jenny & Ricky – were already there and almost finished eating. It seemed like they were quite enjoying the food.
And the food was great. The cafe prides themselves on baking fresh bread daily and it definitely shows. I tried two of their Panini Sandwiches and the foccacia bread was wonderful. It was thin and light, and was grilled to crispy on the outside with gooey cheese inside.
By the way, they have some really cute names on the menu as well. All sandwiches are named after a community or a street name, such as Whistler, Capilano, Cambie and Cordova.
Soups were homey! Although I like my summer days, I kind of wished it was a cold, winter day because the soups just warmed my heart and soul. The Seafood Chowder was creamy with lots of ingredients in it; the Beef & Onion was very rich, but I found the meat a bit dry and overall oily.
Their cakes were also good too! I had both the Carrot Cake and Chocolate Cake, and even though I’m a chocolate fan, I probably prefer the carrot cake over the chocolate cake. The carrot cake was more moist, vs. chocolate cake being more dense but rich and chocolatey. Both icings were delicious, creamy and decadent.
Being at the corner of Cambie and Cordova, I thought it’s very good location to attract students as well as people who work in the area. The cafe was cozy and definitely has a neighbourhood cafe vibe. This will be a nice place to go for breakfast or lunch on any given day.
Here are more pictures taken at the event:
The Baker & The Chef Sandwich Cafe
320 Cambie Street, Vancouver