812 Cake & Dessert is a cake and dessert shop located in Burnaby. I love the bright white space, wainscoting panels and the fact this cake shop opens until 10 pm. Eight denotes 8 signature cakes and desserts and Twelve steps of baking process required. […]
After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]
Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of my favorite locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon High Tea on Sundays between 1 to 4 pm – there is another reason to simply indulge!
Proudly serving Namasthe Tea. I love the Vanilla Rooibos for its rich creamy sweet mouthfeel with honey nectar rooibos with long lingering sweet finish. It is the perfect organic, caffeine free tea. We also ordered the Echinachai Tea. This tea is a robust, full bodied black tea with cacao and raisin notes balanced with the bold spices of the masala, rounded heady Tulsi and a sweet vanilla finish.
Mosquito Dessert Afternoon High Tea Menu
Panier de Mini Madeleines: Olive Oil & Orange Blossom (freshly baked and served warm)
Onion Gruyère & Prosciutto Quiche
Smoked Sockeye Salmon & Crème Fraîche
Cucumber Mint & Cream Cheese
Tomato Mozzarella Macaron
Eclair à la Fraise: mascarpone rose crème légère, strawberry jam, micro thai basil
Miso Chocolate Tart: chocolate walnut ganache, miso butterscotch mousse, chocolate caviar
Citrus & Avocado: yuzu curd, avocado semifreddo, candied kumquat, honey yuzu foam
Haiti & Coffee: Haiti chocolate coffee mousse, mango mandarin jelly, cocoa sponge
Pistachio Raspberry Cake: raspberry crémeux, pistachio mousse, white chocolate feuilletine
The afternoon tea set is exquisite and beautifully presented. It is one of best high tea set available in Vancouver and I highly recommend you to visit. Or if you prefer having a larger slice of the cake, they are open Wednesday thru Sunday 5pm till late. Dessert, Charcuterie and Cheese plates, chocolates and macarons pairs wonderfully with their sweet wine, champagne, cocktails and beer menu.
Mosquito Dessert & Champagne Lounge
Cuisine: Dessert, Champagne Lounge
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
32 Water St Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1A4
This global Taiwanese dessert franchise, Meet Fresh Richmond 鲜芋仙, opened its first location in Richmond on Capstan Way. It then opened a second Metro Vancouver location at 1232 Robson Street. Popular menu item includes taro balls, shaved iced, fresh herbal jelly and tofu pudding. I was […]
Black Milk Water Coffee Roasters is a roomy cafe on North Road between Burnaby and Coquitlam. It is located on the lower floor of the complex next to Hannam Supermarket. Now that I’m finally on Maternity Leave, I’m so happy that I can visit these […]
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago with a few foodie friends for a little treat.
The menu remains focused on afternoon sweet treats, coffee and tea lattes, rice bowls, salads, bread and soup. Tuna Tataki bowls are still $14 – an expensive option on food choices.
Matcha Latte 4.25: your choice of unsweetened or sweetened. Afternoon tea cakes, matcha and sesame shortbreads, brownies and mochi muffins are priced between $1 to $3.
Tea Fog Houjicha Latter 4: Unsweetened tastes the best and has a soft fragrant aroma.
Yama is a cute cafe and a good hang out place to catch up with friends. Prices are pretty expensive for the small portions but it is a good alternative to the everyday coffee and croissant pastries.
Cuisine: Japanese, Cafe
Mon 9 AM to 4 PM
Tue 9 AM to 4 PM
Wed 9 AM to 4 PM
Thu 9 AM to 4 PM
Fri 9 AM to 4 PM
Sat 11 AM to 4 PM
2007 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1T9
In celebration of Canada’s Jubilee Anniversary, Notch 8 Restaurant and Bar, invites you to their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. In honour of the true North strong and free, the private dining room is adored with vintage photographs of Fairmont Hotels across the country and archival images […]
TWG Tea celebrates Canada’s 15th birthday with the limited edition Jubilee Tea, commemorating the country’s Jubilee Anniversary from 1867 to 2017. To celebrate being all things Canadian, TWG Tea will be offering a Jubilee Tea Set from now until August 31st, 2017. Boasting a naturally […]
Snackshot 糖百府 is a new Hong Kong style dessert shop that recently opened on 7980 Granville Street – Marpole neighbourhood. The menu focus is Chinese sweet soups along with their claim to fame Vitasoy milk red bean bulldog drink! And, of course, the sweet soup tasting platter!
The dessert shop’s decor retrofits to the nostalgic Bing Sutt 冰室, old school movie posters and things that are quintessentially Hong Kong. It reminds me lots of the Vintage Starbucks in Hong Kong – both on Duddell Street and Mong Kok.
Vitasoy Milk with Red Bean Bulldog 7.95: This eye-catching drink is traditionally known as red bean ice. It is made trendy again with a bottle of vitasoy dressed up as a Mexican Bulldog. I like that it isn’t too sweet and actually is quite tasty. However there isn’t a lot of red bean. And it is debatable if this drink is worth the sticker shock of 7.95.
Sweet Soup Tasting Platter 22.95: Your choice of either hot or cold. This photogenic dessert platter again is another popular item ordered. It consists of nine mini cups of sweet soup (from top to bottom): Cashew Paste, Red Date and Longan Soup, Almond Paste, Sesame Paste, Tofu Pudding, Red Bean Soup, Green Bean Soup, Black Glutinous Dessert and Walnut Paste.
This is a great option for those who want to sample a little bit of everything. There was only a few that stood out and personally I much prefer the dessert soups at Bubble Fruity 桂花林 in Richmond. Overall, I think the flavors here at Snackshot are underwhelming and the texture is too gummy.
Street Snack Combo 6.95: We also ordered a combo of curry fish balls, siu mai and rice rolls. It comes with 4 siu mai and 4 curry fish balls. Again, the flavors are unforgettable and the plate of not hot enough. I also wish they had provided chili paste on the side.
Overall, the prices at Snackshot are pretty high and the portions are small. The place is more of a hyped gimmick. We left $40 poorer and I can not foresee coming back anytime soon.
Tue 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
7980 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z2
Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is […]
Secret Garden Tea Company has been serving afternoon high tea in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver for over two decades. This old fashion tea boutique has moved from its former West Boulevard home to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. The space is […]
Where to go for high tea in Vancouver? Starting on June 9th, 2017, Afternoon High Tea will be served at the Champagne Lounge at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. It is available Friday thru Sunday between 2 to 4pm with the exception of Sunday at 12 noon to 4pm. The chic afternoon set comes in a custom-made hexagon display and makes for a photo-worthy table situation.
Trump Hotel Vancouver Afternoon Tea Prices
- Afternoon Tea starts at $48 pp
- Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Bartolomiol ‘Miol” Prosecco at $63 pp
- Infinite Afternoon Tea with your choice of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV and Louis XIII Truffles wrapped with gold at $88 pp
Tea menu includes a wide selection of TWG Teas. My favorite being French Earl Grey and Silvermoon.
Warm house baked scones: selection of plain, raisin and match and lavender. Served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and house-made raspberry jam.
Chef Selection Finger Sandwiches:
- Cucumber and Dill – cream cheese, dill, lemon zest, cucumber
- Rolled Egg Sandwich – truffle marinated carrot, Italian truffle tapenade
- Spicy Duck Crepe – oyster sauce, green onion, sesame oil, sriracha sauce
- Salmon a la Bombay Petite Slider – smoked salmon, sesame bun, bean sprouts
- White Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse – white chocolate, raspberry, pistachio nuts
- Matcha & Strawberry Rolled Cake – matcha, strawberry and vanilla
- Raspberry Rose Water & Lychee Paris Brest – raspberry, lychee, white chocolate and rose water
- Hazelnut Chocolate Cake – hazelnut and dark chocolate
- Cheese Cake Pop – Cream cheese, vanilla and white chocolate
- Cotton Candy
If you love desserts and have a sweet tooth than this afternoon tea set is for you. Crafted my Executive Pastry Chef Fumiko Moreton. My favorite pieces include the naidong matcha rolled cake and the Ferrero Rocher like chocolate cake.
Where is your favorite place to go for high tea? Let me know in the comments below, would you please?
I was invited by Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver for a menu tasting.
The Trump Champange Lounge
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, Lounge
Mon 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
Milk and Eggs Restaurant has been opened for a few months now. It is located in Richmond on 8888 Odlin Crescent and Cambie. I first noticed this place with their milk shakes and ice cream desserts. But then people started raving about their meatballs. So naturally […]
Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver brings us another enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale afternoon tea. They are known to be creative to bring us a new experience for high tea. Our last visit was during Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea and it was visually entertaining. If […]