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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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Ever since the pop-up shop appeared at the corner of Carrall and W. Hastings, I’ve been wanting to try the donuts by Cartems. Even more so after reading all the reviews and hearing the buzz about it. I was disappointed to find out that they don’t do online sales/delivery anymore, but I was delighted to have dropped by that side of town one weekday afternoon thanks to work.

Cartems Donuterie the Pop-up Shop

Cartems Donuterie the Pop-up Shop


I ordered the Earl Grey one since it’s one of the most popular items. The donut itself was cakey, yet light, and the glaze wasn’t overly sweet. I was expecting a burst of earl grey flavour as I bit into the donut, but it was rather subtle. Too subtle for my liking. I did, however, like the spinkle of rose petals on the glaze, which added more floral fragrance to the donut.

Earl Grey

Earl Grey – this cake donut is infused with an organic earl grey tea, topped with earl grey glaze and a sprinkling of rose petals!

KB chose Carrot Cake while AM chose the Classic. (more…)

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