Cafe De France
995 Hornby Street, Vancouver (Map)
Price: Fair (drinks), Cheap (desserts)
I stumbled upon this gem completely by accident. We were in the area and had some time to waste, so R ask which coffee shop I would like prefer. There was a Starbucks right across the street, and a Cafe De France further up. Without any hesitation, I said 'Cafe De France'.
Upon entering the shop, I immediately liked the feel of the place. It does indeed give off that French flare. I love how there were post cards and pictures of France laying beneath the glass on the coffee tables. There were French baguette sandwiches in the display case and of course some scrumptious looking desserts too.
Here are all the current items they offer and plus everything in the dessert display case as well. The prices seemed comparable with other coffee shops, and the dessert prices were considered low (average under $4/pc)
Since we were actually waiting around for a dinner party, so R just went with a regular coffee. I am pretty clueless when it comes to good coffee, but R commented that it was aromatic and not too bitter.Dessert before dinner? I know, I know, but I just couldn't resist. I got a Tiramisu cup for only $3.45. The portion was big for that price, and the taste was excellent. The cream was rich and thick, without being overly sweet. I could only detect a trace of liquor flavor. The chocolate shaving was a nice touch, as it was very soft and creamy.
Overall, I loved this little coffee shop, as it had great ambiance and food/drink. I will be sure to put this on my list as a perfect rest stop in downtown Vancouver. Also, there are still tons of desserts waiting for me to try, so I will definitely come back soon. :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Cafe De France - a coffee shop for the dessert lovers
Cafe De France