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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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Bonchaz on Main

Bonchaz Bakery Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA narrow cafe on the corner of Broadway and Main St. I had a yoga class after work, and got to the studio early. I was super hungry, so I came to Bonchaz for their signature bun. To my disappointment, they didn’t have Original $1.50 or Chocolate Truffle $1.75 so I tried the Apple Cinnamon $1.75 which is only available at this location. I’m not sure why it was discounted, as it was still 5:30pm, so not closing time yet (7pm). I did see him later bake some more, so maybe he was trying to get rid of the old batch.

idearabbit_bonchaz_main3I got it for 99 cents (not sure why it isn’t a dollar considering we don’t have the penny anymore). Either way, it was a nice deal. The bun came a bit squashed, but it was fluffy and chewy with a filling inside. It wasn’t overly sweet, and I could have had another…mmmmm….dangerous! lol

idearabbit_bonchaz_main4I sat by the counter, watching the staff make fresh buns. Mmmmm… they looked good, but unfortunately, they wont be ready before I need to go to class. The speakers were a bit too loud, making it very difficult to hear Sheepie on the phone.

I’ll be back again when I have my next yoga class. Hopefully, they’ll have the Original or Chocolate left, or better yet, a new batched baked up!

Second Time

Yes! They indeed have the two I wanted to try the first time. Again, it was discounted so the two only costed me $1.70. Bargain!  idearabbit_bonchaz_main2The Chocolate Truffle is really hard to eat as the chocolate sprinkle falls off like crazy. Still, the chewy bun and a nice soft chocolate in the middle is delicious. idearabbit_bonchaz_Main1

The Original has sugar and butter…not good for my cavity-prone teeth…lol. But really good! I would have to say these two are my favourite.

As my yoga classes continue till mid April, I’ll be back twice a week! Oh oh! Lol.

Since coming back again and again, the service varies depending on who’s working behind the counter.

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