Yesterday we decided to check out a new little cafe that just opened at the end of March this year. We were excited to see that somewhere new had opened. The location is super cute and beautiful, it is located in a brick building just off of 5a Street in Sunnyside / Hillhurst area. Not that far from Kensington. If you were just walking by the building, I’m not sure you would know what it is, since when we were waiting outside after we visited, some people asked us what the place was. Soon everyone will know.
When you walk in you are immediately greeted by a wall of flowers and then you enter to the slight left. There is a family style table in the centre and then all along the left side there is a few tables. When we arrived it was very busy, thankfully a very nice family was just leaving and they gave us their part of the family style table. At the front on the right there is a cute little flower shop that you can purchase single stems or bouquets. On the right before the order table there is a mini cooler that only had a couple items in it today, two delicious kinds of tiramisu (obviously got one of those), and then shelves which I can only assume will hold something soon. Then there is a big counter where you order, they have a couple items there that you can see and purchase as well such as cookies and the cutest presentation of a slice of cheesecake.
After seeing some of the beautiful drinks come out as we were waiting to order there was no way that we were not trying something beautiful they had to offer. They have a bunch of items that will be coming when they fully open, so it is a little limited right now, but what they had was delicious.
I ordered a Vanilla Latte for $5.00, it had really good flavour and it was a little bigger than I expected to be. They currently use Rosso for their beans.
My wife ordered a Strawberry Latte for $5.95, it had no coffee despite the name. They used real strawberries muddled in the bottom to make the most delectable strawberry milk. It was a cool way to think of making it.
My daughter ordered a Chocolate Latte for $6.25, it also had no coffee. They used real melted chocolate in the bottom and as you mix it all together you get the most chocolatey chocolate milk. It was delicious.
They had a bunch of other drinks that were absolutely beautiful that we would like to try next time we go as well.
When we come to a new place like this we seem to like to try a little bit of everything. So that is what we did, we each had a different breakfast item, we could a cute little Ang Cookie, a slice of Jerry’s Cheesecake, and of course a tiramisu to go. When we arrived everything that we seen coming out looked beautiful and delicious so we were very excited to try some of the menu items that we had ordered.
I ordered the Brown Cheese for $9.95, it is a croissant that has been pressed in a waffle iron topped with vanilla ice cream and shredded brown cheese. Now some of you may think that is crazy, but the flavours all together were absolutely delicious. If you tasted the cheese by itself it almost tasted like a smoked cheese of some kind. With the blending of all the flavours it made the crowaffle (new term, I think so) sweet which was crazy since my meal seemed a little more savoury.
My wife ordered the Andsome for $10.95 which had the same crowaffle base with seasonal fruits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. It was absolutely delicious. She only wished that they made their own whipped cream instead of using canned. Other than that it was amazing, she loves fruit and wished it had more.
My daughter ordered the Waffle and Parfait for $19.00, which had a giant housemate buttermilk waffle, whipped cream, strawberry jam, and a parfait with seasonal fruits, granola and honey. It was a lot of food, but I helped with the parfait. She said the waffle was delicious, nice crunch on the outside and light on the inside. She guessed it was a buttermilk waffle as she was eating it because of how filling it was. She too wished they made their own whipped cream but it was very delicious either way.
We also got an Original Ang Cookie for $2.75. It was a cookie with two biscuits, a slice of butter, and some sweet red bean paste. The flavours all came together amazingly and was delicious. If you go, make sure you try this cookie for sure.
We also got a slice of Jerry’s Cheesecake for $6.00. Look how cute this is, it’s a slice of cheese. How they got such a creamy, smooth, soft piece of cheesecake to stay in this form was absolutely incredible. It was very rich and delicious, I would suggest sharing with someone, especially if you have eaten something else as well.
My daughter purchased one of their tiramisu for $7.95 and it has really good flavour. They use what looks like a thin cake layer that is soaked in coffee with very thick layers of the marscapone whip. Some bites you get stronger coffee flavour and others very light coffee flavour. It is very good either way.
Everyone working there was very friendly and looked like they were excited at how busy it was. All the questions we asked they were able to answer quickly which was nice. While we were waiting for our food and drinks everything seemed to come out really quick, you really didn’t wait more than five or six minutes for everything to come out. They brought the food items out as they were ready which was nice. They brought all the drinks together which was nice as well. If they keep up the amazing service and keep coming up with creative items they will do really good.
Sunday to Thursday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday – 8:00am to 11:00pm
Since they are located away from the busy streets of Kensington, the parking is all free and for 2 hours. Just watch for some permit parking locations on surrounding streets.
We will definitely be visiting again in the future. We will wait until their full menu is available so we can see what else they have come up with. We are really excited to see what else they will come up with. Like I have said, you should definitely head down to Sunnyside / Hillhurst and check these guys out for yourselves. Here is their current menu if you are interested, they also have an extensive tea menu, it would not show well on here, sorry.