They're living my dream...
Posted on 12 / 29 / 2013
which is basically to have a vegan bakery-café. Failing that, if I still lived on the Plateau, I'd be hanging out at this place on my days off nibbling treats and having coffee.
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I had ordered a chocolate-orange yule log for Xmas eve dinner via email and they were very flexible with the arrangements since I live off-island. It was absolutely amazing to have this for dessert with a bunch of non-veg*ns. The cake was very moist and the almonds were such a nice touch. (see pic). At the same time, I picked out a pecan tart (nice but just ok) and a freshly made almond cream brioche (really good!).
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Today, I went for brunch (see pic for description). It was $12, including coffee/tea or juice. I took an earl grey tea which was served out of a thermos. Unfortunately, it was lukewarm -- a no-no for tea enthusiasts. The plate had a lot of goodies: the sweet potato pancake was very good, as was the tortière. I didn't care for the ketchup, though. The real jewel of this brunch plate was the salad: kale tossed in lemon juice, topped with dried cranberries, crushed pecans and pomegranate kernels. This is something I'll have to try and re-create.
Overall, it was a tasty, high quality meal, but not very much food for the price. An improvement would be to either add a second pancake and have a larger salad, or add something bready to the plate. Also, to make sure the tea is hot.
Upon paying the bill, I bought two doughnuts: sugar & cinnamon, and coconut. Both are yeast-based doughnuts, not cake ones -- it's very hard to find yeasted vegan doughnuts, so I was very excited. The coconut was amazing, the other was just standard. Apparently these were made by a place called Léché Desserts, an artisanal doughnut boutique, and Sophie Sucrée carries them from Thursday to Sunday.
Updated from previous review on Sunday December 29, 2013
All vegan pastries and baked goods!, Good location, Delicious food made by passionate people
Brunch served only on certain days, Not many seats available for brunch