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White Spot on Georgia

White Spot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoIt’s great for those that drive a car and need parking to dine anywhere in downtown. It is almost near to impossible to find a restaurant offering free parking in downtown.

The place is open and spacious. Kept clean (especially after our experience in Richmond). I often ordered the Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese, but thought I’d try something new. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie $12.99 with chicken, potato, carrot, celery and peas in a creamy broth with baked with a flaky puff pastry.

idearabbit_whitespot_georgia1It came with a decent sized The Spot’s salad (I ordered it without nuts. I think for those who are allergic to nuts, they should really state in their menu that there are almonds in the salad – as I found out the first time I ordered a side salad).

I’m always quite satisfied with White Spot’s portions. The salad was fresh, and the additions of dried cranberries were really nice to counter balance the subtle sour dressing. The puffy pastry was easy to get through, and I dipped them into the broth to soften and to add flavour. The broth was creamy, and the veggies and chicken were soft yet not mushy. It is ‘comfort’ food. The broth wasn’t too salty, which I was happy with. idearabbit_whitespot_georgia2

Sheepie ordered The Legendary Burger with their traditional 1/4 lb. beef burger with signature Triple “O” sauce. Their beef is 100% Canadian beef (less carbon foot print and support local farms). You have the choice of either a Caesar Salad or The Spot’s Salad or Creamy coleslaw. Sheepie chose the coleslaw. It also came with ‘Endless’ fries.

Since the fries were unlimited (which I think is awesome – though perhaps not so awesome for your waist :P ) I had quite a bit of it. They were thick, crispy and not salty (which I prefer). We had seconds :)

They were renovating a bit and replacing the seats for the booths. It wasn’t too bothersome as they started when we were close to leaving, but still, it was still 8:30pm and they were going to be open till 11pm. However, being Sunday evening, it was quiet empty by then on the west side where we were dining.

Service was good. Friendly staff. Nice warm fireplace in the middle which made it very cozy.

When I crave for ‘Western’ food that is affordable, comfy, good food with good portions, I seem to lean towards White Spot. I used to go to Denny’s but now I find their food way too greasy and heavy.


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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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Tartine Bread & Pies

Tartine Bread and Pies on UrbanspoonMon – Sat 7:00 am – 8 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 6 pm

A friend of mine had seen this cafe as he did his daily jogging route and wanted to check out the place. It was nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Yaletown-ish area away from the busy streets and crowd of pedestrians (though I guess that’s not a good location then for a cafe…) It was close to empty, but it did have an on going flow of customers coming in and taking something out.

We ordered the coconut cream pie $3.75, a cookie $1.50 and iced latte $3.25.

Not sure if the staff wanted to treat us since it was already in the evening,
so perhaps they wanted to get rid of the pie since it was going to go bad anyways. Well, the piece we got was huge!! Never seen a cafe serve such gigantic piece of pie! Even with both of us, we couldn’t finish it. Well, that was perfectly fine, because I had more from it later in the night..kekeke…I couldn’t resist! It was SO good! Yes, I know, 90% was just cream…so unless you’re a cream person like me, you might hate it.

The crunchy texture of the coconut shreds inside and the sweet flavour of coconut went so well with the cream…I’m haven’t been a cake person since going on a healthier diet a 2 years ago, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to go back for some more…it’d be interesting to see if that is the ‘normal’ size, or if it was just a ‘bonus’ that day.





Out on patio/sidewalk



HUGE pie piece!!! YUM!

As the name suggest, their specialty is in pies. They have a wide range of selections from Bumbleberry, New York Maple Cream Apple, Sour Cherry, Raspberry Sour Cream, Raspberry Rhubarb, Pumpkin Pecan, Double Crust Lemon, Peach Praline, Chocolate Pecan, Strawberry Rhubarb, and the list goes on. You can get most of them for $3.75 a slice or $18 whole.

The iced latte wasn’t sweetened – so that was really good. I don’t like when drinks come already loaded with sugar (like with Timmy’s or McDonald’s)

The two staff that was there was very friendly and welcoming. It’s got a nice patio up in front where we sat. I’d love to go back and try their sandwiches and stuff…and of course more pie! :D

2nd Time

I’ve been back here twice to get the coconut cream pie, both times with disappointment that they didn’t have it made that day. On the fourth time, they didn’t have coconut cream pie again, so went with the lemon pie and coffee.

Not sure what happened since the first time we were there. Perhaps that day was great? Or was this time just terrible? The pie fell apart, and looked gross. The taste was nothing spectacular. Coffee was terrible, so watered down and Sheepie complained it smelled like an ash tray with water. There were bits of coffee floating around.

It was in February and they didn’t seem to have any heat on, so we were freezing.

However, none of this seem to bother anyone else as it was packed and busy at 6pm on a Tuesday. The staff were friendly, but if it was the first time coming here, I would never return again. I am reluctant to go back again with the constant disappointment that the coconut cream pie isn’t there (yeah, a bit obsessed? lol). But this experience just killed their image. I will give them one more chance. If they want the carrot I docked off, they better live up to the first impression! :P

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