Pane from Heaven

If there is one thing that I can take away from Seinfield it’s that muffin tops are the best part of a muffin. I like my muffins to come with nice, big tops. A muffin without a top is not a muffin worth eating. At least that was my belief until my recent visit to Pane from Heaven. The latter is a small bakery/cafe located near Kits Beach offering a small selection of quick bites and fresh baked goods. I got a Carrot Cake and Cornish Pastie. I initially did not want to get their muffins seeing that they didn’t have the wide tops that I like, but considering that they were only $2.75, I decided to bite the bullet and get a Blueberry Muffin.

Carrot Cake ($4.25):


3/5
The cake was a tad on the dry/hard side, but had a nice amount of carrots and raisins. The frosting was a bit overly sweet and missing the tanginess that I really enjoy from cream cheese. This wasn’t bad, but nothing special either.

Cornish Pastie ($3.25):


3.5/5
The outer pastry was soft and flaky, and had a nice savoury flavour. The filling, which consisted of ground beef, onions, celery, carrots and other vegetables, was flavourful and had a nice bit of spice.

Blueberry Muffin ($2.75):


4.5/5
I was initially a bit disappointed that the muffin didn’t have a domed top, which I always contend to be the best part of the muffin (and not just because of Seinfield). Fortunately, the muffin turned out to be fantastic: soft and moist, with a nice fragrance as well as mild sweetness. There was also a generous amount of blueberries present. This was definitely one of the better muffins that I’ve had.

My visit to Pane from Heaven has really made me rethink my stance on muffins: perhaps I need to stop judging muffins by the size of their tops. The rest of the food is not bad either. All in all, this is a ncie place to drop by if you’re in the area and are looking for a quick bite or coffee.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Muffins

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Koko Monk

Note to self: do NOT enter a small artisinal chocolate shop if you are the only customer present. Not unless you’re willing to overspend on some extremely expensive chocolates because the staff (whose attention will be all on you) is friendly and gives you samples, and you end up feeling too damn guilty not to buy something. That happened last year, when I ended up spending almost $60 on a box of chocolates at Lisa Lou’s. More recently I had a similar experience at Koko Monk. The latter is a small chocolatier located near Kits beach offering handmade artisinal chocolates, drinks, and various pastries. It was empty when I entered, and I was immediately greeted by a lady who provided me with samples of their caramel and chocolate bars. Although I had initially only intended on getting their pastries, I just felt too guilty/embarassed now not to buy some of their chocolates. I ended up getting a few of their individual chocolates (Musee L’amour, Salted Caramel, Koko Turca), pastries (Chocolate Raspberry Brownie, Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart and Sour Cherry Tart) and a Matcha Bar for my mom. In total, I ended up spending about $35, almost $20 of which was on 3 small pieces of chocolate and a small chocolate bar.

Musee L’amour ($2.50):
4/5
In-house made raw pistachio praline with calamansi.
The chocolate was of high quality and melted in my mouth, and had a nice bittersweet flavour. The pistachio was rich and creamy while the the calamansi provided a wonderful citrusy fragrance.

Salted Caramel ($2.50):
4/5
Salted caramel, himalayan sea salt and raw sugar.
The chocolate was bittersweet while the caramel was sweet with a wonderful toffee fragrance. The texture of the caramel was a bit different from what I’m used to: in the past caramel is usually either runny or chewy. Here, it’s more like a paste.

Koko Turca ($2.50):
2.5/5
Turkish coffee and irish cream infused chocolates with nuts (almond and cashew)
The chocolate was again good, and melted in my mouth. Unfortunately, I really did not care for the flavours here: it had a strange, almost pungent scent that I really did not like. This did not work for me.

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie ($4.79):


4/5
This consisted of brownie with raspberry perserves and a layer of chocolate ganache. The brownie as nice, dense and fudgy. The raspberry preserves were filled with seeds and paired very well with the sweetness of the chocolate.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart ($4.79):


4/5
This consisted of a shortbread crust filled with a layer of caramel and one of chocolate ganache. The shortbread crust was tender and cut easily, although it was a bit bland on its own. The caramel just had a wonderful fragrance while the chocolate ganache melted in my mouth. I also quite enjoyed the cereal balls on top, which provided a nice bit of crunch.

Sour Cherry Tart ($4.79):


4/5
This consisted of a shortbread crust filled with cherry perserves and topped with strussel. Again, I did find the shortbread to be a bit bland. I did really like the filling however, which had a nice balance between sweetness and tart, and contained large pieces of cherry, while the streussel had a nice buttery flavour.

Matcha Bar ($9:49):

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Matcha Bar

4.5/5
My mom had most of the bar, but I was able to sample a small piece thanks to the staff and oh wow, the matcha flavour in this is seriously INTENSE! I don’t think that I’ve ever had any matcha-flavoured dish where the matcha is so prominently featured. They use really great quality too. I strongly recommend checking this out if you are a fan of matcha-flavoured desserts. Just be warned, it is pretty expensive – a small 75g bar will set you back almost $10.

The food was very good and you can tell that they are made from high quality ingredients. I do have to warn though: the prices for their chocolates are very steep: I ended up spending almost $20 for 3 small pieces of chocolate and a small bar. All in all, this is a very good independent store that I’d recommend checking out if you have enough money.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 2/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Tarts, Matcha Bar (if you’re willing to spend the money)
Koko Monk Chocolates Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jethro’s Fine Grub

It’s always sad when I see a non-chain restaurant close down, but that just seems to be a common occurrence in Vancouver nowadays. One of the latest victims to fall is the Dunbar location of Jethro’s Fine Grub. Even though I wasn’t completely blown away by their Gold Rush Pancakes – I thought that they had too much baking soda in them – I did really like their Banana Bread French Toast (whcih was seriously just as good as it sounds). Moreover, their portion sizes were seriously huge. I’m a massive eater, and in 95% of cases I can easily put down a plate of food that other reviewers claim is large enough to stretch into two meals. I seriously could not finish a stack of their pancakes. In fact, Jethro’s currently holds the ‘honours’ of being the only place that I’ve visited thus far where I could not finish a serving of their food. RIP.

Fortunately, Jethro’s does have another location on Fraser, which is currently still operating. Not knowing how long that place is going to stay open, and wanting to make sure that I get at least another go at their huge pancakes, I paid them a visit. I got their Rooster Pancakes a side of Biscuits & Gravy, and a side of their Pulled Pork.

The Rooster ($14):

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The Rooster pancakes – massive!


3.5/5
This consisted of two buttermilk pancakes that are stuffed with chocolate chips and are topped with whipped cream. Jethro’s are known for having probably the largest pancakes in Vancouver, with each pancake being about 2-3 times larger than most places. I quite liked the texture, with the pancakes being quite light and fluffy. Previously, I’ve had issues with the overpowering flavour of baking soda; this time around, it actually wasn’t nearly as bad (I could still taste it, but it wasn’t nearly as strong). I loved the chocolate chips, which were sweet and gooey – I do wish that they had more of it present. I do have to mention that the top pancake is better than the bottom one, which is much flatter (perhaps from being squished by the top one) and smaller. Of course, with all the other food that I had ordered, I was not able to make much of a dent into my pancakes and ended up taking most of the dish home in their pizza-sized boxes.

Side Biscuits & Gravy ($6):


3.5/5
This consisted of two large pieces of biscuits smothered in gravy. The gravy was a bit overly thick, but was not gummy and still quite enjoyable. The biscuits had quite a hard outer crust (you can’t cut through it; you have to pick the biscuit up and bite it), but a relatively tender interior. While neither the biscuits nor the gravy were particularly salty on its own, I did find that when eaten together it does get a bit too much (and I’m one who loves salt). It is quite filling, and a very good deal for only $6.

Side Pulled Pork ($4):

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Side Pulled Pork

2.5/5
The pork was quite tender and juicy. Unfortunately, it was seriously underseasoned: it was just flavourless and bland on its own. I did enjoy it with my side of biscuits however.

I really enjoyed my visit to Jethro’s. Although the food’s not exactly mindblowing, it was still very enjoyable and being the gluten I am, I love their huge portions. The service is also very good for the type of place it is: the server I had was very friendly and attentive. All in all, I’d recommend checking this place out for some affordable and reasonably tasty diner food. Just be warned, they do only take cash or debit (I know that their site appears to say they accept visa as well, but that’s not the case).

Summary:
Food: 3/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Rooster Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Banana Bread French Toast (from previous visit)
Jethro's Fine Grub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Toscani Coffee Bar

My recent visit to Renzo’s Cafe was a bit of a bust (something that I should be used to by now): they did not have any of the gorgeous cakes that I’ve seen in the past and I had to resort to getting a goddamn gluten free vanilla cake (although to be honest, that didn’t taste too bad). During my visit to the place, I happened to pass by another cafe called Toscani Coffee Bar and decided to check the place out. They have a pretty good selection of various casual bites, including a few cakes. I got a White Chocolate Raspberry Biscotti, Tiramisu, and Limoncello Cake.

White Chocolate Raspberry Biscotti ($3.50):

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White Chocolate Biscotti

3/5
The cookie seemed to be a bit old, and had a slightly stale flavour and was not as crispy as I would have liked. It was still fairly tasty however, and had a nice fragrance, as well as a good flavour from the white chocolate icing. Strangely, I did not get any raspberry flavour however, even though I could clearly see a layer of it.

Tiramisu ($5):


4/5
I love tiramisu, and this version did not disappoint. The cake was just light and soft, while the layers of cream/mousse were absolutely luscious. It had a great fragrance of coffee, and a wonderful balance between bitter and sweet. This may not traditional in that there were no ladyfingers, but it is delicious nonetheless.

Limoncello Cake ($5):


3.5/5
The cake was soft and light, and had a great tang from the layer of limoncello jelly. I enjoyed the white chocolate, which lent a nice fragrance and went well with the citrus. It did seem to be a bit old however, and tasted slightly stale.

I’m glad to have checked out Toscani Coffee Bar. The treats were all fairly enjoyable, although I did find some of the fare to be a bit old/stale. While this isn’t a place that I’d revisit, it is worth checking out if you happen to be near the area.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Tiramisu
Abruzzo Capuccino Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Renzo’s Cafe

I’ve never had good luck when visiting bakeries/cafes. Quite often when I visit a place, the item(s) that I want aren’t available. This happened again during my recent visit to Renzo’s cafe. The latter is a small coffee shop located on The Drive. I’ve passed by the place a couple of times, and each time I saw some gorgeous-looking cakes in their display window. I finally decided to try the place out and, guess what, the only thing they had available was a Black & Blue Cheesecake and a plain (and, more annoyingly) gluten f***ing free Vanilla Cake. Seriously, I must have somehow offended the dessert gods. Having little choice, I ended up getting both cakes (you do not know how much it burns me to be supporting this fad that needed to have long died). I also got a slice of their Coconut Cream Pie.

Black & Blue Cheesecake ($6.50):


2.5/5
This was a cheesecake with black and blueberries. I honestly did not really care for this cake. The filling was a bit dry and crumbly, but still creamy. I did find it to be a quite bland, and lacking in sweetness and/or tang. The crust was also mushy, and had a slightly burnt flavour.

Coconut Cream Pie ($5.50):


4/5
The cream as light and fluffy, while the layer of coconut custard was smooth, mildly sweet, and had a wonderful fragrance. The crust was relatively flaky, albeit a tad bland, and I quite enjoyed the coating of dark chocolate.

GF Vanilla Cake ($6.50):


3/5
I have to be fair when it comes to judging cakes, and in spite of my MASSIVE aversion to the GF trend, I’ve got to admit that I wouldn’t have noticed anything amiss if I didn’t know it was GF. It was a bit hard and dry near the edges, but was reasonably moist in the middle region. The icing was just plain and sweet, with a slight bit of saltiness that I liked. This was nothing offense or memorable.

I was a bit disappointed by my visit to Renzo’s cafe: I did not receive the cakes that I had been hoping for and had to sell my soul to the GF fad. The staff was very friendly however. All in all, while I wasn’t overly impressed, I do think that this probably is still a nice place for a local hangout.

Summary:
Food: 3/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3/5
Recommendations: N/A
Renzo's Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

A La Mode

I get mixed feelings when I’m undercharged. On one hand, I’m a broke graduate student AND a (somewhat) cheap Asian, and I do like saving money. On the other hand, I do feel quite guilty about ripping off/taking advantage of a shop. This happened to me during my recent visit to A La Mode. The latter is a small shop in the Granville Island Public Market specializing in sweet and savoury pies. During my visit there, I had their Key Lime Sliced Pie, Chocolate Individual Tart and Macadamia Nut Tart. I initially wanted their Coconut Cream Sliced Pie, but they apparently didn’t have any ready yet. Not wanting to have to wait 1 hr, I decided to get their Pecan Sliced Pie. Now, the guy at the till took quite some to rung me up, and I did notice him struggling with the prices. When I got my receipt, I noticed that he charged me $5.60 for everything, even though the prices on the board for their Pecan and Key Lime Pies were $7.15 and $7.52 respectively. And…I didn’t go back and correct the mistake (I’m an awful person :().

Chocolate Individual Tart ($5.60):


3.5/5
Although the shortbread looked a bit blond, it was quite tender , albeit very crumbly. The chocolate ganache was quite good, melted in my mouth, and had a nice bittersweet flavour. I do find there to be a bit too much crust vs. filling.

Macadamia Nut Tart ($5.60):


4.5/5
This was similar to a pecan tart, except with macadamia nuts. The crust was tender and flaky. It was filled chock-full of macadamia, which were fresh, crunchy and had a wonderful rich flavour, and was coated in a thick gooey sugar. This is the first time that I’ve had a macadamia tart, and I seriously wish people would use this nut more often, its freaking fantastic!

Pecan Sliced Pie ($5.60, listed as $7.15):


4/5
The crust once again was quite tender and flaky, although I did find the outer edge to be a bit too thick and overbaked. The filling was gooey and had a great caramel flavour, and a very generous amount of pecans. It was quite sweet – I personally didn’t mind, but I think it might be a bit too much for others.

Key Lime Sliced Pie ($5.60, listed as $7.55):


4/5
The filling was smooth, creamy and sweet, with a texture that’s similar too that of a cheesecake, while the breadcrumb crust cut easily had had a nice, slightly moist texutre. I quite enjoyed the whipped cream as well, which seemed to have a slightly tangy flavour. I did find the filling to be lacking somewhat in lime flavour: I would have preferred there to be a bit more tang.

I really enjoyed all the food I had at A La Mode. Price-wise, I found the costs for some of their tarts to be steep; however, the Macadamia Nut Tart was a good deal considering that macadamias are expensive, and they really load a lot of in the tart. All in all, I’d recommend checking this shop out if you are in the area.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Macadamia Nut Tart, Pecan Sliced Pie, Key Lime Sliced Pie
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Fable Diner

Fable is quite a well known and liked restaurant in Kits. I have been pretty reluctant to try it out however: usually when places are highly hyped, I end up getting disappointed. And the menu doesn’t look all that exciting to be honest. However, they apparently have another location called Fable Diner located on Broadway, near Main. The latter is a sort of upscale diner serving up a menu of traditional diner food with a more modern twist. During my visit there, I got their Baked Mac and Cheese, which I added Bacon to for an additional $5. I initially wanted their Nutella French Toast, but unfortunately some a-hole customer in front of me ordered the last slice. I ended up going with their Roasted Duck Pancake, which I added an egg to for $2.

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Roasted Duck Pancake and Baked Mac & Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese + Bacon ($13 + $5):


4/5
This came topped with breadcrumbs, green onions, and goat cheese. The noodles were perfectly cooked for me, being sufficiently tender but still maintaining some chew. I loved the sauce, which was rich and thick, and coated the noodles well. The goat cheese also lent a nice saltiness. I also really liked their version of bacon, which wasn’t really bacon per se, but rather chunks of tender pork belly. I did find it to be a bit underseasoned, however. The portion was pretty small; more like a side to me than a main.

Roasted Duck Pancake + Egg ($15 + $2):


4/5
This consisted was topped with pulled duck, kimchi, onion, sesame and kewpie mayo. I loved the pancake itself, which was really soft and fluffy, and was of a fair size. The flavours of the toppings were just fantastic, and a perfect blend of savoury and sweet. I did find the portion of duck to be a bit stingy however. I added a poached egg for an addition $2, but to be honest, I’m really not sure if it really added all that much. While I certainly did enjoy the dish, I don’t think it’s better than the pancakes from Red Wagon, which is cheaper and comes at a much heartier portion.

The food at Fable was pretty good. I did find their portions to be rather small, especially for the prices that they were charging. The service was also uneven: the servers were very friendly at first, but towards the end of the meal, they seemed to forget my existence and it took me 15 minutes to finally flag one down and get the bill. All in all, while I did like the food in this place, the prices and uneven service prevents me from giving this place a full-hearted recommendation.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Roasted Duck Pancake, Baked Mac and Cheese
Fable Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sopra Sotto

I love pizza in all its forms. I love thicker Greek-style pizza, and I love thinner, New York-style Pizza. I have never, however, tried neapolitan-style wood fire pizza before. This style of pizza appears to have gained quite some popularity over the past number of years, and there are quite a few places in Vancouver offering this variety. To sample my first neapolitan-style pizza, I decided to check out Sopra Sotto, a (relatively) newly opened Italian restaruant on The Drive. During my visit, I got their Porchetta E Friarelli Pizza, as well as Maccheroni Al Forno.

Porchetta E Friarelli Pizza ($18):

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Porchetta E Friarelli Pizza


3.5/5
This came topped with porchetta, rabe, and mozzarella cheese. This was the first time that I’ve had Neapolitan-style pizza, so I’m certainly not an expert on the dish. I will have to admit, however, that I was a tad disappointed in the pizza. I found the crust to be a bit soggy, although the edges were quite crispy and light. More importantly however, I did find it to be a little bland. The porchetta is the standout of the dish: it was tender, juicy and well-seasoned, and was what made the pizza enjoyable.

Maccheroni Al Forno + Crispy Speck ($17 + $3):


2.5/5
The macaroni was al dente and just a tad too hard for my personal taste, although I think that it’s still fairly reasonable. I did like the thick creamy sauce and cheeses in the dish, as well as the mushrooms, which provided a nice flavour. Unfortunately though, the dish was just completely underseasoned to me, and was bland. Even with the addition of the speck, I found it to be too bland to be enjoyable. The portion was also very small, more like a side dish than a main.

My experience at Sopra Sotto was both good and bad. I was a bit underwhelmed by their food, which was underseasoned and bland; moreover, I found their pasta portion to be quite small and not worth the price. Their porchetta was very tasty however. More importantly though, I was very impressed by their service. I had a wonderful server (I think his name was Sean) who was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and was incredibly attentive in spite of attending to several tables. All in all, while I do think that the food can do with some improvement, the service has really left a great impression on me. I really hope that this place sticks around.

Summary:
Food: 3/5
Price: 2.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Porchetta (they have an appetizer, a pizza, and apparently a sandwich during lunch time).
Sopra Sotto Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Italia Bakery

On most occasions when I visit a place, I order what appeals the most to me. There are some places however that have items so popular that I feel I’d be remiss not to try it. Case in point, during my visit to Italia Bakery, I felt that I had to get one of their Sicilian Cannolis, which was probably what they were best known for. They have a number of different flavours; I went with their hazelnut. I also got their Tiramisu, Caramel Sea Salt Puff, Fruit Cheese Cake, Diplomat Slice and Tre Gusti cake.

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Tre Gusti Slice, Diplomat Slice, Tiramisu Slice, 2″ Fruit Cheese Cake, Sicilian Cannoli (Halzenut), Caramel Sea Salt Puff

Sicilian Cannoli, Hazelnut ($4.99):


2.5/5
This was a fresh-made crispy shell filled with nutella-flavoured cream and coated with toasted almonds, as well as some icing sugar. The bottom shell had gone a bit soggy from the filling, but the top part was still crispy, although I did find it to be pretty bland. While it was creamy and did have a hazelnut flavour, I did find it to be quite bland, and a tad bit artificial-tasting (I don’t think they have any real hazelnuts in this, it was all just flavouring). This just wasn’t really my cup of tea.

Tiramisu Slice ($3.50):


4/5
This consisted of layers of cake sandwiching coffee-flavoured mousse/cream. The cake was extremely light and lucious, with a great fragrance of coffee and a perfect bittersweet flavour. While I do wish that it could have been soaked in syrup/liquor – I like my tiramisu to be borderline soggy – this was still very moist and absolutely delicious.

Caramel Sea Salt Puff ($3.50):


4.5/5
This was filled with custard and topped with a chocolate glaze as well as a drizzle of caramel and sea salt. The pastry was quite soft, flaky, and melted in my mouth while the custard was smooth, creamy and mildly sweet. The chocolate did not taste waxy, the caramel was thick and gooey, while the sea salt lent a nice contrast to the sweetness. This is definitely one of the better macarons that I’ve had.

2″ Fruit Cheese Cake ($3.50):


4/5
This came topped with seasonal fruit; I got blueberries on mine, which were fresh and glazed. This was a N.Y. Style Cheesecake, and was dense and creamy, with a great balance of sweetness and tang. The shortbread crust was also tender, although I did find it to be a tad dry. This was a simple, straightforward dessert that was done well.

Diplomat Slice ($3.50):


4/5
This consisted of two layers of puff pastry sandwiching custard, cream and sponge cake. The puff pastry has, of course, gotten quite soggy and was a little gummy. The custard, cream and cake however, were tasty and luscious.

Tre Gusti Slice ($3.50):


3/5
This consisted of vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut custards sandwiched in between sponge cake, and was topped with whipped cream and toasted almonds. The cake was soft, and although it was slightly dry, that was offset by the layers of custard. While the custards were tasty: luscious, smooth, and mildly sweet, I could not distinguish between the three types of flavours. I did really enjoy the almonds though, which were fresh and crunchy.

Although Italia Bakery are probably best known for their cannolis, I actually did not care for them at all. On the other hand, I did really enjoy their cream puffs and cakes. Their prices are also fairly reasonable, and the staff I encountered were quite friendly. All in all, I really enjoyed my visit; this is a great place to get some tasty Italian desserts.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Diplomat Slice, Cheesecake, Puffs, Tiramisu
Italia Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Viva Fine Foods & Bakery

As a massive and weak-minded glutton, one thing that I cannot stand the sight of is some beautiful baked goods being ruined. Case in point, I got quite distressed after my recent visit to Viva Find Foods & Bakery, a small cafe/bakery located near Kits beach. I went there for their baked items, and was a bit disappointed to find that they don’t appear to have much in the way of pastries: there were only a few muffins, cookies and tarts. I ended up getting a Lemon Tart, a Double Chocolate Brownie, and a Double Baked Triple Berry Almond Croissant for my mom. Now, the staff who was packaging my goods placed my lemon tart into a paper bag. I didn’t think much of it, until I tried taking it out later upon reaching home. The curd had gotten stuck to the paper.

Lemon Tart ($4.50):


4/5
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the lemon tart did get a bit battered from being stuffed into a paper bag (instead of being inside a box, which would have been a better method for transport). I found the curd to be a tad on the thin side, but was still very tasty, with a great creaminess and tang. The crust was a tad overcooked, but I didn’t really mind – the curd completely made up for it.

Double Chocolate Brownie ($4:25):


4/5
The brownie was more cake-like (light and fluffy) rather than the dense, fudge. It had a great bitterness of cocoa, however. Although I was a bit disappointed by the texture of the brownie, I really liked the frosting/ganache, which was smooth and rich with a wonderful bittersweet chocolate flavour.

Double Baked Triple Berry Almond Croissant ($5.50):

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Double Baked Almond Triple Berry Croissant

N/A

In spite of the pain of seeing my tart getting damaged, I did quite enjoy the food at Viva Find Foods & Bakery. I did find their prices to be a bit steep. All in all, this isn’t really a place that I’d go out of the way to visit, but it is still worth a visit if you happen to be near the area and are in need of a quick bite.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Lemon Tart, Brownie
Viva Fine Foods & Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato