Monday, May 24, 2010

Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar-A good ending to my long weekend :)

Actually right after we finished parking, EU recalled there's a waffle place on Robson Street that she has always wanted to try. Since we didn't order much in Banana Leaf, we decided to visit that waffle place.

Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar
1319 Robson St, Vancouver BC

1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly

Food: 4.5
Price: 2.5
Service: 5
Ambiance: 5
Overall: 4.5

  • Sun-Thur 7:30am-11pm
    Fri-Sat 7:30am-Midnight
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Late night

  • Coffees, smoothies, and teas available

  • Offer several kinds of desserts/pastries
  • Focuses on the Beligium waffles
  • They say they have panini, but I didn't see any in this visit.

  • A cozy place to hang around
  • Provide magazines
  • Limited seatings
  • They use 49th parallel coffees (yes, the one in Kitsilano)

Organic Rose Tea

  • $3.99
  • They offer quite a large variety of teas: herbal, white, black, etc.
  • They gave a generous amount of rose, so that the tea could be rich in flavour. I normally do not order rose tea, but in this case, the comfy atmosphere urged me to order something...calming.
Organic Japanese Cherry Tea

  • $3.90
  • At first, I thought it's the fruity cherry tea. Then EU told me it's actually Japanese cherry blossom tea!
  • It got darker and more condense than my rose tea; maybe because the cherry flower was smaller than the rose.
Double Waffle Platter & a Sugar Waffle

  • $8.57 for the platter
    $2.85 for a waffle
  • The waitress kindly put all 3 waffles on the same platter :)

  • The platter is served with an ice-cream, whip cream, banana drizzled with chocolate sauce, and a fruit sauce that you can choose either raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry.
  • I'm pretty sure that the sauce is home-made. There were actually whole blueberries in the sauce, and it was not sweet at all, which was good! :D
  • I wasn't sure about the ice-cream though; however, there were tiny little black dots in the ice-cream. EU explained it was the coat(?) of the vanilla, which proved the ice-cream is also home-made.
  • Chocolate Waffle-4.5/6
  • It was surprisingly not sweet at all! While some people may want it to be sweet, I rather it tastes unsweetened.
  • After taking pictures of this dish, this waffle still remained lukewarm.
  • The crust was crunchy, but it would be better if the inner part was chewy.
  • I was wondering will it make a difference if they have used dark chocolate?

  • Original Waffle-4/6
  • (Sorry for the bad photo) This was the second waffle we ate, and it was already kind of tough.
  • The eggy smell was strong, which is good. I'm sure it will be better if it is served warm.
  • Matcha Waffle-5/6
  • This was my favourite among the three waffles. It was strong in green tea flavour!
  • Again, because it's the last waffle, it was somewhat tough after all the photo-taking.

Waffles normally remind me of Damien's Belgian Waffles in Richmond. Then again, EU and I made a comparison between the two. The conclusion? We both think Damien's has better waffles because their batter was chewier :D

Talk about coffee. I like the fact that Michi uses 49th Parallel coffee beans. So next time I can go to Robson Street to have coffees from the 49th Parellel Coffee Roasters Cafe without going to Kitsilano!

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