Tartine Breads and Pie on Davie

Tartine Breads & Pies Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI loved the coconut pie they had in the one located near the Granville Bridge, so I was pretty excited that this new location was opening up.

The cafe is a lot better designed than the other location. Modern, a bit of hipsterish feel, and the cafe is better branded/presented.

idearabbit_tartinepie_davie1 idearabbit_tartinepie_davie2Unfortunately, the coconut pie is so popular that every time I go, it seemed to be sold out! When Sheepie and I decided to check it out, that was the case.

idearabbit_tartinepie_davie5So instead, I got the Lemon Cream Pie $3.99 It’s a good portion, and although I was craving for coconut, the lemon was still pretty good.

idearabbit_tartinepie_davie4Sheepie had the Raspberry pie.

idearabbit_tartinepie_davie3Love their logo with the cute bear with the pie.

The next time, I went in a bit earlier, hoping that the coconut would be available. And there was one last slice! Yes! I had it to go.

idearabbit_tartinepie_davie6 idearabbit_tartinepie_davie7Little rabbit was ecstatic with finally having the coconut cream pie! Enjoyed it :D Love it… dangerous! lol

Service is always good. Seating is limited – not ideal for groups larger than two.

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Tractor in Kitsilano

Tractor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI had heard that this place was really good – especially if you’re into ‘healthy’ foods, so I thought I would go and check it out on a Saturday lunch.

The place was packed with a small line up. Since it was the first time, I was looking around wandering how the process went. The place is slick, modern and higher-end feel. I like their branding. The logo and wordmark goes really well together.

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It was nice to see a ‘sample’ of what the sandwiches looked like. It helped with the decision process. I went with the Half Tuna Melt $5 and a side of Kale Salad $3.25 with kale, radicchio, borlotti beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, asiago cheese, topped with creamy lemon dressing.

idearabbit_tractor4While I waited for my to-go order, I sipped on some water from the condiments/cutlery station which was setup really nicely. Even though it looked pretty stocked, a staff came by and filled it up even more. They also grilled the chicken (if you ordered any) in front of you as you waited – gets your mouth watering for sure!

idearabbit_tractor5 I had read about the small portions, but I still wasn’t prepared to see how small they were – especially for the price. I found the salad pretty bland, compared to the Kale Slaw salad that I normally have for lunch from Heirloom nearby. I wouldn’t say it’s bad per say. I like eating healthy, and the less condiments, the better, especially for salads. However, I wouldn’t pay $3.25 for it.  idearabbit_tractor6

The tuna melt on the other hand was pretty good. The bread was nicely toasted and crispy. The tuna was flavourful. Overall though, it was a bit greasy. Above, I took a photo of the food alongside a regular fork to show the size.

My conclusion: the food is alright, though I find it quite pricey. If you spend the same amount of money that you’d do at a sushi place across the street, you’ll be left starving quickly. I’m not a huge fan of super crowded and busy cafes/restaurants, so unless I go there during non-peak hours, I don’t think I would come sit down and dine. Also, finding a seat might be a challenge in the first place. However, the place is kept really clean and organized despite the crowd. The staff are friendly and patient.

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Caffe Cittadella

Caffè Cittadella Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI stumbled on this cafe on Zomato, and thought that it would be a neat cafe to check out. An old house that was restored and converted into a 2-storey cafe. Even from the outside, I was excited to see such a charming cafe in a closeby neighbourhood, and I never knew about it for the 10 years I’ve been in Vancouver!

idearabbit_cittadella1 idearabbit_cittadella2I went up to the cashier, and started looking around the pastries. I ordered a Blueberry Scone $3.25. When I asked for one, the staff mumbled which one. I was confused and asked are there different types? He said something like two. And I walked over to the scones to see if there were any. The staff punched in something into the cashier and didn’t help me out or clarify anything. I shrugged. I had it warmed up. I also had the Vanilla Rooibos tea $3.

When it was time to pay, the tip option was on there. I wanted not to pay as I wasn’t really getting a welcome, friendly feeling from this staff who seemed bored and unwilling to give any good service. Instead of trying to avoid it, I got charged a 25% tip. That sucked!

idearabbit_cittadella3 idearabbit_cittadella5 idearabbit_cittadella4 idearabbit_cittadella6 Carrying my nice tray with my tea, I went upstairs to where Sheepie had already been waiting and enjoying his latte and muffin. He also complained about the guy at the counter and a girl. Later on, a different girl came up and brought my heated scone, and when we were done, she took away the cups and plates. She was friendly. I guess that’s why the tip option is on there…

Tea and pastry was good. Being upstairs where there were only 2 other guys, it was a bit empty, so the music felt a bit loud – yes! my pet peeve…

On the first floor by the bathroom area, there are bunch of photos of the old house prior to renovations. It’s quite neat to see the history. A lot of work went into the reno for sure!

idearabbit_cittadella7 idearabbit_cittadella10 idearabbit_cittadella9 idearabbit_cittadella8The cafe is spacious, charming and welcoming. Service was a bit of disappointment and needs work. Parking can be nearly impossible to find… but a great, unique cafe!

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