We all know I love road trips and with Covid-19 I’m unable to even leave the province, so I figured I’ll take a little trip by going this route! For my coffee series, I found the perfect “O” and I knew it was at Our Town Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a beautiful lake front cafe that’s stylish and comfortable. There’s street parking along a park and it’s a perfect location for a cafe!
I ordered a quick treat with a latte and it was magnificent! The space was clean and contemporary where it was very organized. I was very satisfied with the space, coffee and baked good! I had their chocolate loaf which was very moist and delicious!
Overall experience here was magnificent. If I wore a sweater, I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed sitting on the patio, but it was breezy. So, I just watched the crowd come in and out from inside.
Our Town Cafe
255 E Broadway,
I been trying to get to Cacao 70 for almost a year and I finally got an opportunity to go, and realized all the locations in Calgary are now closed. So we decided to just top off the gas and drive out to Canmore for lunch. Cacao 70 is located in a newer area of Canmore, and it’s a great location and I see a lot of potential here! I’m very excited for them as the place is comfortable with parking!
I ordered their Cacao 70 Signature Mocha and it was just delightful! It warmed me up immediately from the inside as it was nice and hot. I got my mocha with creamy milk chocolate and it was absolutely perfect!
We had to get a hot chocolate as you can’t be here without a chocolate drink, so we got a Spicy Hot Chocolate Torch which was a rich and decadent hot chocolate with torched marshmallows! There was a nice little kick in the hot chocolate as well!
I knew I wanted something sweet to eat and although I was thinking about waffles, I eneded up with their Strawberry & Cheesecake Crepe and the crepe was thin and beautiful, which wrapped a delicious cheesecake filling. There was an amazing berry sauce that topped the crepe and of course you can add a scoop of ice cream and smoother the crepe with chocolate sauce. What a delicious brunch!
For the waffles that everyone said was amazing, we got Choco-nut Waffles and this was a portion of perfectly cooked waffles with hazelnut and light & fluffy whipped cream. This was served with strawberries and banana which was super fun to just dip in the chocolate sauce!
We loved this place, the staff was so friendly and the food was amazing and perfect. We had a fantastic experience here and I have nothing negative to say at all.
Cacao 70 – Canmore, Alberta
302 Old Canmore Rd Unit 109,
I was actually searching for a fun place to go to after I went to an eye exam and got some interesting news and it was about lunch time. I decided to go to the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest to see what I could find and I stumbled upon Monki Bistro and I made a reservation to their Beltline location. We did find street parking right across the street as it was an afternoon that was blowing snow!
I actually did order their feature hot chocolate that they called Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Hot Chocolate and the name is long, the drink was hot, the whipped cream was fresh, the drink was fantastic!! It was a decadent drink that wasn’t too sweet, and the toppings was the perfect amount!
From the eye doctor, I was told to eat more fish, Omega 3’s, and leafy greens. Yes if you know me personally, you know when I stopped listening!! So, I ordered their Salmon Bene with “fruits” that made the plate so beautiful!! The benedict was perfect with smoked salmon with capers ontop of a perfectly toasted muffin. There was a piece of tomato on it and it was as nice pop of freshness. The menu did say there was an option for pink prosecco hollandaise and I purposely didn’t feel like saying anything but it wasn’t offered when they took the order. Beyond that, this was a perfect smoked salmon eggs bene!!
Another of my favourites is Perogies and when I saw it on the menu I ordered it!! The Monki Perogies came on this hot skillet with their hashbrowns and it really was amazing pockets of pillow awesomeness! The sweet chipotle sauce really made it taste like one of my favourite BBQ chips so I enjoyed this dish thoroughly!
Overall I absolutely loved this brunch place! It was a random cold and late afternoon and the place was packed still. It’s cozy and charming, the staff was fantastic and the food was perfect!!
Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro – Beltline
1301 10 Ave SW,
Browsing around for some hot chocolate during the YYC Hot Chocolate Festival, we found ourselves by the university at Euphoria Cafe was where we ended up.
Once I walked in an looked at their baked good display, this GIANT Carrot Cake caught my eye. I knew I was going to order the cake with their special Pumpkin Hot Chocolate which I knew the cake would pretty much be my dinner! The hot chocolate was a dark chocolate hot chocolate and the carrot cake was full of spices and perfectly spiced and sweet.
We also ordered a Earl Grey honey tea latte which was lightly sweetened and had a delicate earl grey tea flavour. With this hot drink, we ordered their Vanilla Cruffin which was an airy croissant in a muffin tin! It was hollow with vanilla filling inside. It was amazing! This should be a must try on your list as it’s something different and special.
Overall, this was an excellent place where we ended up. I settled up my laptop, did a whole lot of picture transfers and it there was still lots of space where I didn’t feel like I should pack up and make room for others. There was free parking here as well, for 2 hours!
8 Varsity Estates Cir NW #110,
We recently went to Las Vegas and I traveled with some friends who enjoys Asian desserts so we found ourselves at Meet Fresh at Las Vegas’s Chinatown. I promise to edit the picture one day so you can see it better as well! This location is in a strip plaza so there’s ample parking and the space here is pretty big for a dessert place!
We ordered 2 desserts and shared them between the 4 of us. It sounds absolutely strange, but we had their Icy Taro Ball which was actually really good! It’s a bowl of shaved ice with Taiwanese boba and mochi like “balls” in both taro and yam flavour. It was actually tasty and I don’t know how to make it sound good. It’s not sweet of a dessert like a lot of our Chinese desserts, but it definitely hit the spot
The other dessert we ordered was a their Tofu Dessert which is something I can make but it’s always nice to have a hot smooth gingery dessert to eat!!
This was a great place to visit. The subtle sweet and a big of dessert is always welcome especially with great company! Although this is a chain internationally, it’s still a great place to go!
3930 Spring Mountain Rd,
Las Vegas, Nevada