Sunday, July 04, 2010

Cafe In at Kerrisdale

Sometimes I will like to spend the entire day sitting in a cafe and relax. Or I will finish running errands in the morning, then spend the rest of the day in a cafe. I've tried once last week at Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar (To see my previous visit, please click here), and this time, I decided to go to Kerrisdale, where has always been one of favourite places.

Instead of just walking along W 41st Ave, I went further this time. Until I saw Pastry Club Dessert Cafe and a hidden cafe, I stopped.

Cafe In
5707 Balsam St, Vancouver BC

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

Food: 4.5 (only based on the baked goods I've tried this time)
Price: 4
Service: 6
Ambiance: 5.5
Overall: 5
  • Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm Sat-Sun 8am-6pm
    Holidays 8am-5pm
  • Run by Taiwanese
  • Parking is available along the streets, or you can park at the Kerrisdale Parking near the Canada Trust Bank
  • Free wi-fi
  • Popular to Chinese and locals

  • Comfy atmosphere; definitely a good place to hang out with friends :)
  • Use "Award-winning" Intelligentsia coffees
  • Not sure whether they sell hot chocolate or not, but they do sell Godiva Choocolates products
  • Use and sell Secret Garden Tea Company teas (Secret Garden Tea Company is actually located in 5559 West Blvd)
  • Muffins, croissants, and cakes available
  • Want some savouries? They also have wraps, and "fresh natural", home-made sandwiches.
Grande Hot Coffee
  • $2+ (I forgot the price.)
  • It was just regular hot coffee. I am not a coffee expert, so I can't tell whether the Intelligentsia coffee tastes special or not :P
Cranberry Orange Muffin-4/6
  • $2.14
  • They also have blueberry muffin.
  • When I tore the muffin into two, there was a pungent orange aroma came right out. I later discovered that the muffin had some orange zest that gave it a strong flavour.
  • The muffin was surprisingly loaded with cranberries, and they were not overly sweet.
  • The douge itself was quite dense. The muffin was not as greast as the other muffins I have had in the past though.
Banana Bread-4/6
  • $2.14 ($5.24(?)/loaf)
  • They also have Chocolate Banana Bread.
  • If you are lucky, they will have samples on the table for customers to try ;D
  • Topped with some dried banana chips
  • Similar to the muffin, the banana bread was also very dense.
  • I am a huge fan of banana products, especially banana flavoured baked goods! The bread did have banana flavour, but I don't think it has enough.
  • Tastewise, but it's definitely not the best banana bread I have had so far.

I know there are more other cafes in Kerrisdale, but next time before you enter any cafes along W 41st Ave, make a visit to Cafe In. It is really a nice, relaxing place for people to spend their afternoons :)

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  1. yup! they do have hot chocolates. They make them WITH their Godiva chocolates!

  2. Hi Mike,
    Thanks for letting me know! I'm sure their hot chocolates must be really good too ;)