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amelieducroix Jun 19, 2011 06:15 PM

I'm looking for a bakery or cake shop downtown that serves great quality items. Something along the lines of Thomas Haas, but downtown.

Thanks!

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    selena03 RE: amelieducroix Jun 19, 2011 06:27 PM

    Ganache in Yaletown is the only one I can think of but I don't know if it is as good as TH. I haven't been in a couple of years.

    1. NoMoreSnuggles RE: amelieducroix Jun 21, 2011 09:56 AM

      Until Thierry Busset opens up shop, Ganache is your best bet downtown but it's not quite Thomas Haas (and they don't have the amazing pastries that TH has).

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        Kentan RE: NoMoreSnuggles Jun 25, 2011 07:07 PM

        It depends what you consider downtown but the following bakeries on the downtown peninsula I'd put in the "great" category:

        Boulangerie Cho Pain - 1165 Davie St
        Tartine Bread & Pies - 770 Beach Ave
        Nelson the Seagull - 315 Carrall St (NEW - I haven't tried yet but have heard very good things about their tarts)

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          barksducks RE: Kentan Aug 2, 2011 09:20 AM

          Nelson the Seagull is well worth the effort of going to Gastown. It has a lovely picniccy atmosphere, and the food, all of which is done from scratch in the wide-open back kitchen, is very fresh and rather fine. The coffee is excellent as well.

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