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Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe & Lucky’s Doughnuts

Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe & Lucky's Doughnuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoSheepie and I have been coming to this cafe for a while. Sheepie loves donuts, so we started off with Timmy’s donuts. Then it was Breka. Then moved onto Cartems. Now it’s consistently 49th. He can’t get enough of them, lol.

Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe & Lucky’s Doughnuts is a hipsterish cafe on the corner of Main and 13th. It’s always bustling with people chatting, on their laptops or reading a good book. I especially like the booth (which there is unfortunately only one of), that gives you a nice private table and seems to bounce of the sounds of the crowd away. The four sofa seats are nice, especially during the winter time when the fireplace is burning. It’s very cosy, but the noise level can be quite high for my comfort level, hence liking the booth and sofa area, not just for physical comfort.

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They have a variety of Lucky’s doughnuts, but you don’t really know what they’ll have that day. I’m not so much of a doughnut person, so I’m super picky. I only get the Glazed or Long John. While Glazed is most often available, Long John is not. But they are really good. I really like the texture of their doughnuts. They have gluten-free choices as well, and I was about to order them once but didn’t when I found out that they were made from almond flour. So if you’re allergic to nuts, better stay away from gluten free doughnuts and some of their regular donuts that have peanuts or nuts on top.

You can get a combo coffee and any doughnut for $5. The service is always pretty friendly. Everyone seems pretty laid back.

They stop making new doughnuts for the day at 7pm, so go early if you’re wanting good selection!

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Bon Bon Bakery

Bon Bon Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA little bakery in North Burnaby. They have a variety of breads, cakes and pastries. They all looked good, so we decided to give the pastries a try.

Unfortunately, it’s the worst pastries ever. It was hard, dry, and tasted unnatural. There was nothing good about it except for the aesthetics. I barely ate them, and gave the rest to Sheepie. Despite him eating it all, he wasn’t pleased with them either.

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The cafe part seems to be bare, but customers after customers do come by to pick up their special occasion cake. I would not want a cake from here.


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Platform 7 on Broadway

Platform 7 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoAfter discovering the one in Granview area, I wanted to also check out the one on Broadway. Again, the interior was built to look like a platform at a train station. Such a unique cafe, I love it! Unlike the other one, this one was less crowded, though it could have been because it was a weekday early evening. The place is clean and has a hipsterish feel. The concrete wall is fake, but it’s still fun to be in a Disney-like feel.

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The service is friendly with all the staff smiling and saying thank you or goodbye when leaving. We’ll be back! A great place to bring people from out of town to a unique, memorable cafe.

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