Every occasion deserves a sweet treat to end on, and these 8 cafes can craft one that leaves things off on a high note. In celebration of National Cake Day (November 26, 2019) here are 8 places to get cake in Vancouver.
Oh Sweet Day!
1706 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-4833 or ohsweetday.com
With a new cookbook out, a newcomer to Commercial Drive, Oh Sweet Day! serves up delicious classic cakes with a less is more approach. Gently frosted, delicately dripped, and abundant in vibrantly coloured fresh fruit. Ideal for marking a celebration with, as well as a gift for the host.
Moo19 Cake Boutique
165-8171 Ackroyd Rd, Richmond, BC
(604) 307-1118 or http://moosartstudio.com/
This Richmond cafe already has a large online following, they create custom cakes of fantasy and whimsy like a castle cake, as well as cakes that resemble a merry-go-round. Ornate and intricate, much like their cafe’s modern decor. They also serve individual slices and cakes of sponge and cream, paired well with slow drip coffees and teas.
Buttermere Patisserie Cafe
636 Main St, Vancouver, BC
(778) 956-7789 or buttermere.ca
This new Chinatown bakery is serving the community artisan coffees and confections out of a fairy tale. Pink hot chocolate paired with cakes that resemble pink clouds. They have high gloss cakes, ones that are geometric, and others topped with hand-carved chocolate bears. You can enjoy their simple and stylized cakes as a single serving, or take one home to impress the family with.
1731 Manitoba St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 620-1899 or yandoux.com
Located in Olympic Village, this cafe is already well known for their high tea service, served on a hot air balloon shaped tea tower. But for a smaller indulgence enjoy their French-style cakes that create awe and wonder. Themed creations and ones that resemble everyday things. Fruit shaped cakes, cakes that look like mushrooms, and cakes that are marbled like their cafe walls and tables.
L’ Opera Patisserie
5951 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC
(604) 270-2919 or facebook.com/pages/LOpera/406380836113437
This traditional French style cafe in Richmond gives old world charm with their embellished decor. An opulent setting befitting of their authentic fresh fruit tarts, light macrons, and flaky pastries. For cakes, look to their namesake, alongside layers of sponge and cream in chocolate, chestnut, or mango.
This cafe + bakery serves the lower mainland with multiple locations. Start with a hot coffee and a savoury panini, then transition to dessert with one of their doughnuts, layered cake, and/or cookies. You can order one of their whole cakes to go in classic flavours and well-tested favourites like Belgium chocolate mousse, tiramisu, strawberry shortcake, Black Forest, red velvet, and even the classic New York-style cheesecake.
Butter Baked Goods Ltd.
4907 MacKenzie St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 221-4333 or butter-baked-goods.myshopify.com
With two cookbooks out this pastel candy land is a must visit for any tourist who loves their sweets. Pretty in pastel greens, baby pinks, and florals. They are well known for seasonal sugar cookies, their giant homemade Oreo, and cakes and pies made with that homespun finish.
For warm and cozy cakes and breads, look no further than to your nearest Purebread location. Chunky chocolates, gooey caramel, and chewy oatmeal. You order with your eyes, sifting through the mounds of bars, squares, and cookies; much like a gourmet bake sale. Enjoy one of their light and chewy cakes with cream by the slice or order one for your next family dinner.
Featured Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi