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Croissanterie La Marseillaise

Croissanterie La Marseillaise Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoThis was the second time visiting the cafe. The first time, I only had a tea with a friend, so I wanted to give it another try for their desserts. Same as last time, the cafe is pretty bare although being right on Granville in busy downtown. Also, like last time, the first thing you notice as you go in are the flies swarming around in the middle.


idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise1Despite some reviews of rude customer service, we had a pleasant woman serve us. When Sheepie was picky on which cake he wanted, the lady came around to the front of the counter to see which one he was pointing at.

idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise2I ordered the Chocolate Cup $4.95.


idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise6 idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise7I love cream, but this was a HUGE load of cream. There were more custard cream in the cream puffs – though surprisingly only in one of them. It tasted good, but I was done when I had a third of it.

idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise3 idearabbit_croissanterie-la-marseillaise4Sheepie had 2 cakes and a Drip Coffee (12oz) $2.65.

When I couldn’t finish my Chocolate Cup, I asked for a to-go box, and the lady gladly packaged it up for me.

Not sure why it’s so empty, but it does make it a bit lonely to be in there with no customers. I’m not sure, but it seemed like one person came in to use the bathroom, the other to charge her phone? and another man was eating out on the patio tables, even though I don’t think he was their customer.

We usually go to Breka around the corner, which is why I thought we’d try something different for a change. Good customer service, but unfortunately, this wont be replacing our Breka.

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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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WE Coffee

WE. Coffee on UrbanspoonI had always been attracted to their branding look, and was eager to try out the place. (though when I checked recently, I noticed that they had simplified their logo, like with many other business wanting to ‘modern’ with their identity. I’m kinda sad about this since I thought their original logo was unique and suited their cafe. The new one doesn’t seem to say anything and looks like any other logo out there. It has no character, and although I understand that easier logos makes them more versatile, this is stripping too much.)

The cafe is upscale, not like your typical comfy, sit by the fireplace, chill-out cafe. This is a higher end cafe, typically seen in Japan and Korea where young people, mostly girls go and chat for the afternoon. So it’s not surprisingly that most of the customers looks like they are either from Korea or Japan. I was also there with a Korean friends to catch up on our lives.

The interior is slick and modern with black chairs and shiny white tables. The painting on the wall reminds me of one of our teacher who painted like that. It added to the ‘urban’ feel of the cafe.


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I ordered the Fruit Ballet (3 seasonal fresh fruit, blueberry sauce, whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream with 2 waffles) $7.99 (if you want 4 waffles, then it’s $11.99) along with a tea $2.25. When you think about it, the ingredients aren’t that expensive. But you are paying for the experience, the atmosphere, and the service – which is most often pretty good. Unlike Starbucks, the servers will come by your table and take orders/bring food and drinks like a restaurant. Presentation is done with care and makes the food even more tasty.

The Tiramisu Cheesecake $5.75 was a bit too sweet for me, so my friend ended up having most of it.

I really like this cafe! I usually take my friends there, and they’re happy with the place too. I highly recommend!

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