6 Intimate Cafés in the Lower Mainland to Bring Your Fiancé(e)

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1. Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby

So the first place I recommend isn't actually a café, but a soda shop! It's the cutest, retro soda shop that offers a multitude of flavoured sodas (made on their 1931 Walrus Soda Fountain), sundaes, milkshakes, and pies. Their caramel apple pie and vanilla ice-cream were dynamite! They use local ice-cream from Birchwood Diary, and boy, did we taste the difference. The ice-cream was fresh, milky and not at all too sweet.


2. Le Marché St. George4393 St. George, Vancouver

A neighbourhood cafe that is an absolute treasure. A friend said she felt like she was back in Paris when she stepped in. The first time I stumbled upon the café, I ordered a sour cherry tart to go, and devoured it before I could get to my car (which was parked a very short distance away). It was so good I literally doubled back to buy another one for Kin (so I could take another bite, of course). True story!!!

Evy & Kin 


3. Marulilu Cafe, 451 West Broadway, Vancouver

A personal favourite for those lazy Sunday afternoons when you need a little pick-me-up. Try their Katso Sandwich, especially if you're a pork-chop fan; we keep going back for it. They get quite busy during meal times (yay for their popularity!) but we have spent many a cozy, quiet afternoons there during the winter.


4. Soirette Macarons & Tea1433 W Pender Street, Vancouver

Our favourite macarons place in Vancouver. Not only do their macarons have the perfect texture (just a tad crunchy on the outside and oh-so-soft on the inside), but their flavour combinations are also surprisingly bold (and yummy of course!). Sadly, our favourite mango-black pepper seems to no longer be offered. Their black tea lemon and passionfruit macarons are equally excellent though.


5. Moii Cafe, 2259 Cambie Street, Vancouver

A quiet, beautifully decorated cafe in the middle of one of the busiest districts in Vancouver. I was pleasantly surprised they served my hot milk tea in a chubby Bodum. Love their strawberry dark chocolate crepe.



6. Miura Waffle, 2521 Main Street, Vancouver

Even FoodTV's John Catucci says, "You Gotta Eat Here"! Fluffy and soft, Miura's waffle sandos do not disappoint. I like their Wazza (waffle pizza), whereas Kin prefers the (fried!) Chicken and Waffle sandwiches.



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