2415 Clarke Street, Port Moody
This place has been on my wishlist ever since Foodosophy first blogged about it. The place is all the way out in Port Moody, and they close at 6pm. Every time I wanted some dessert after dinner, they are closed. So finally I set a day and went at around 4pm to have dessert before dinner (bad me hehe).
Cake-ya is essentially just a bakery, because they do not have any table/chair for you to dine in. 'Ya' in Japanese means house, so basically the store is called 'Cake House'. The place is managed by 3 Japanese women who loves to bake and they are definitely good at what they do :).
They have a very simple open kitchen right behind the display counter, so you can watch as they cook/bake. Also from what I can see, they used good quality ingredients, and it is definitely notable in the final product as well.
Cake-ya was definitely a hidden gem in Port Moody. Despite the distance, I think it's totally worth the drive to venture out there and try this place. Now I can't wait to go back and try their matcha and milk tea caramel pudding, and this time I will take advantage of their 6 for $13 special too, as they are just that good.