Knowing that I am a fan of vintage, she brought me to this interesting looking coffee house. She said she's always wanted to give their baguettes a try, but since it closes at 5pm every day, she couldn't try it except on weekends. So we decided to give this little tea & coffee house a try.
Finch's Tea & Coffee House
#353 W Pender St (at the corner of Homer St), Vancouver BC
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
- Antique interior design
- Dine in/Take out (you can phone them to order ahead)
- Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 11am-5pm
- Organic fair trade coffee & teas
- Baguettes are made fresh daily
- Every thing is made fresh right off the kitchen
- Baguettes are served on a piece of paper; sandwiches and cookies are served on plates
- Can be really messy when you eat
- Cozy place; a good place for relaxing with friends
- Popular to locals
- Self-served water on the side
- Busy in afternoon (mostly on Mon-Fri)
- The menus on the wall are hard to see. You can get a take-out menu in the basket on the table to decide your choice.
Ok, let's move back to the food we had!
- It is loaded with brie, which is under the grapes and the walnuts. The brie is nicely melted on the bread, and the texture and flavour are really rich.
- It may seem like there are many grapes, but actually I think it will be better if they have added more.
- The baguette is served warm and is really crunchy.
- At first, I was wondering why they have to serve the baguettes on papers. But after trying one of them, I finally understand the reason why. The baguettes are crunchy and are full of ingredients. When you are eating their baguettes, I'm sure you will get pretty messy. So it's a good idea to have that big piece of paper as your plate. Who wants to leave a restaurant/coffee shop with cheese or bread crumbs on their clothes? ;)
- I didn't try the bread and the ingredients; I only tried a slice of pear
- I think it's one of their signatures because I saw many people ordering this.
- Unlike the one I had, there are brie chunks under the prosciutto.
- EU was worrying that the prosciutto might be too salty for her, but at last she found it's acceptable.
- Both of us like the pear a lot. It is soft with a slight of sweetness.
- This baguette is also crunchy but is not as warm as the one I had (maybe because the brie is not baked)