European Bakeries (Vancouver area)
I've been searching for a European-style artisan bakery / pastry shop. There is Chopain, but Manzano (in the Metrotown mall) is still my favorite - way better than Fratelli on Commercial, if you ask me. There must be more though... Does anyone have any suggestions?
A few pop to mind, although I'm not sure they are what you have in mind:
- Ganache Patisserie
- Patisserie Bordeaux
- Patisserie Lebeau
- Italia Bakery
- Calabria Bakery
- Transylvania Traditions
- Romania Country Bread
- Swiss Bakery
- Mix the Bakery
Hope that helps!
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yes, I agree. We went there the other day and the service is polite and knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed the toasted sandwiches ... like a panini but on baguette. Just the right combo of crispy outside and softer chewy bread on the inside. Well worth the 7 dollars/sandwich (could cut in half for a shared snack)
the Margarite (spell?) bun "daisy" looks interesting and I will buy it next time to try. I didn't have any more room in my shopping bag this time.
There's also Notte's Bon Ton Bakery on W. Broadway between MacDonald and Alma. Service quality/attitude can be a real mix bag, though.
Don't forget La Boulangerie on Burrard, and Boulangerie La Parisienne in Yaletown.
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2K6, CA