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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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Der Beck


Lecker. Leben. Leidenshaft (their tagline: delicious. live. passions)

This became my favourite cafe in Germany!! It like our version of Starbucks but 100% better! It was everywhere you went on the west side of Germany.

I fell in love with latte macchiato. I have been super disappointed that no cafe in Vancouver has Latte macchiato on their menu board. I see Cafe Latte and Caramel macchiato on most menus, but never Latte Machiatto. It’s strange considering that it’s doesn’t contain any ingredients that doesn’t exist here. It’s just the way it’s prepared and the ratio of milk, foam and espresso. One time, I asked Edward from Gutenberg Cafe if he knew, and he didn’t. Me and my German company tried to explain it to him. He took on the challenge, but unfortunately, it was nothing like the real thing – in fact, it was way off. I talked to Blenz, and they seem to have different flavoured macchiatos, again, I was only interested in the real thing – not all this ‘flavour added’ drinks that seem to be the thing here in North America. Same goes for sushi. Anyways, so my search continues.

They have a huge selection of bakery items. They all look very delicious. Definitely better than any bakery you’d find in Vancouver even though that is the ‘norm’ in Germany. I can see why my German company keeps complaining about bread and pastries here in Canada. I knew another European guy who disliked the coffee here – now I know why all the Europeans complain about coffee and pastries here.


My FAVOURITE latte macchiato!


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The latte macchiato is warm and creamy. Mmmmmmm!!! The gradation is pretty and an ‘art’ in itself. I don’t take sugar or honey, so you’d think it’s bitter – but it’s not. It’s just perfect the way it is! I love it! :D Any pastry goes very well with the latte macchiato. I usually order non-sugary pastries which are incredibly good.

I sooooooo wish there was Der Beck in Vancouver!

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