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Waves in Steveston

Waves Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoSince the dinner at the Crab King was screwed up for some reason, we went to Waves to kill time. This Waves was quite spacious, and the all glass windows on one side and the front let in a lot of natural light, giving it an airy and inviting feeling.

idearabbit_waves_steveston1 idearabbit_waves_steveston2As usual, I had my favourite Rooibos Latte $3.65, but this time, it wasn’t as creamy and frothy as it usually it, or appears. A bit of a disappointed. I’ve been going to different Waves in town, and this is the first time I thought it wasn’t up to par. None the less, the place was large enough to accommodate our large party.

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Trees Organic in Gastown

Trees Organic Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoAfter dining at Taishoken, the 5 of us walked to Gastown for dessert and to meet up with one more friend. We arrived at Trees Organic in a location which I never knew it existed before. I have walked by it so many times, and never noticed.

With the heavy ramen broth, I was not interested in any more food, so I just had a Rooibos tea $2.40 instead. I also told them, the cakes were really sweet, and I could barely finish half. My friend ordered the Blueberry cheesecake $7/slice. Everyone loved it, and wondered why I would say it was super sweet. I did like it, but then again, we were only taking small bites, sharing a slice. I think it would be different if each of us had one.

idearabbit_treesorganic_gastown1The staff seemed to be Japanese, and the service was pretty good. The man who seemed to be the owner even brought in a small table with 2 chairs for us, though we ended up on the counter instead, and finally moving to the bigger table later on. The cafe is quite small, and I think they try to cram in too many tables and chairs… You are practically brushing each others’ chairs.

idearabbit_treesorganic_gastown2The owner brought our drinks to our table, and when we were about to leave, I still had most of the tea, so I asked for a to go cup, and he happily transferred it into a cup.


To get to the bathroom is a bit of a mystery at first. The cafe is inside a mini mall (if I can even call it that). We went into the stairwell, and found that whether we went up or down, there was a gate. We got back onto the floor with the cafe, and tried the elevator down. We came upon an area that looked a bit familiar. Hey! I know this bathroom! I went here when I dined at Al Porte! …so that was interesting.

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Faubourg on UrbanspoonI’ve always seen this place packed with trendy, Yaletown-like or more rather Coal-harbour like customers inside. The chandeliers from the windows were always attractive and was wanting to check it out for a while.


idearabbit-faubourg idearabbit-faubourg2 idearabbit-faubourg3 idearabbit-faubourg5idearabbit-faubourg4I decided to have coffee and dessert with my friend around 2pm on a Sunday. I ordered the Vanilla Rooibos tea $3.30 and Creme Brulee $5.05. Servers were friendly and helpful. Hearing quite a bit of French in the cafe from the customers was a nice change of atmosphere when I usually hear Chinese or Korean in my environment. The cafe was again packed and got a little table by the window, which wasn’t a good idea on a cool winter day since I froze.

idearabbit-faubourg6 idearabbit-faubourg7The tea pot is cute, though the lid’s knob is pretty hot!! The Creme Brulee’s sugar coating was almost impossible to break through. I think the opening of the plastic container is too small, making it unbreakable. Even after I broke through, it was difficult eating the thing. In the end, there was about a third of the crispy top leftover as I just couldn’t get them to break off from the sides of the plastic cup. The taste was good, and the fruits were fresh and sweet.

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