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Earlier this year I visited the Faubourg in Kerrisdale for the first time, and learned that they were opening a new store in downtown. Well, time flies. A few months later, the new Faubourg on Hornby has opened its door and I of course had to swing by to check it out.

As soon as I got there, I immediately saw the patio and it reminded me of the cafes in Paris, France, where the seats all face out. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of Faubourg’s patio, but here’s one from Paris just to get an idea:

Cafe facing out in Paris, France

Cafe facing out in Paris, France

Then I walked inside and the decor is pretty similar to the Kerrisdale location. In the back there’s a projector screen playing what seems like black-and-white French films; on another side of the cafe there are paintings of the upper class enjoying some pastries. Elegant and classy. This could be a nice, quiet place to read your favourite book, but it could also be somewhere bustling with lots of chit-chats and coffee meet-ups.

Food

If you read the Kerrisdale post, you know I liked their products. This time around, for a coffee meeting I grabbed myself an Almond Croissant along with a cup of Iced Latte on a hot summer day. (more…)

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Given that I live in the suburb, honestly Kerrisdale is just a bit too far for me. But a few weeks ago, I was invited to swing by Faubourg for a tour – that’s a great reason to bring me to the neighbourhood!

Faubourg Kerrisdale

Faubourg Kerrisdale

The Kerrisdale location is quite nice. Not only there is space for your coffee date, there’s also a bistro section for a more substantial breakfast, brunch/lunch, or afternoon tea. Unlike most afternoon tea places where they only serve one menu, Faubourg actually offers two menus with the cheaper option at only $17.90 per person.

Bistro @ Faubourg

Bistro @ Faubourg

The kitchen was only steps away from the bistro, and it’s amazing how much can be produced out of this tiny space. There’s almost always someone working in the kitchen, since they bake fresh bread throughout the day to make sure customers are not getting stale bread at 6:30pm in the evening. Then they would take advantage of the evening to make other items such as cakes and macarons – very efficient use of time and space.

Kitchen @ Faubourg

Kitchen @ Faubourg

Food

Of course, I wouldn’t leave Faubourg without trying its goodies. (more…)

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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.

The Baker & The Chef Sandwich Cafe

The Baker & The Chef Sandwich Cafe

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.

The Whistler & The Capilano

The Whistler (left) – Foccacia bread, Roast beef, Red onion, Asiago Cheese, Mozzarella, Horseradish Mayo
The Capilano – Foccacia bread, Grilled Chicken breast, Brie, Mixed Greens, Pesto

By the way, they have some really cute names on the menu as well. (more…)

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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.

Their sign is as cute as their shop. Plus that's an ad for their ice cream bun that I have yet to try.

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. (more…)

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