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Cafe Joie – Waffles & Macarons

I passed by Cafe Joie quite a few times and saw people posting these adorable pictures on facebook. I was so excited to try them out finally!

I went on a Thursday afternoon and the cafe was busy but we were able to find a table quickly. I really liked the atmosphere inside. It was really relaxing and the decor was cute. I ordered a matcha latte, fresh strawberry waffle and macaron.

After seeing all those photos with the cute latte art I was slightly disappointed with mine. Taste wise I found it slightly too milky. It was alright, but nothing special.

The batter of the waffles I found to be more pancake-like instead of waffles. I like my waffles crunchy with a chewy center, but Cafe Joie’s waffles had a cake-like consistency which I didn’t particularly care for.

I was originally really excited to try their macarons since they also had these really cute bear-shaped ones I was contemplating to buy to take home but I was very disappointed. The macaron shells were fine but the buttercream filling was really lacking. It tasted like I was eating an entire stick of butter. I could only taste the butter and sugar. Needless to say, will not get macarons from Cafe Joie ever again.

If I were ever in the area and needed a nice place for a drink to chat with friends, I would come to Cafe Joie again. But I don’t think  I will go out of my way to come here for their drinks or sweets.

Soft Peaks – Organic Milk Soft Serve!

Late entry for a visit to Soft Peaks during their first week of opening.
Soft Peaks is a soft serve ice cream parlour made with organic milk with a twist on the traditional toppings. When I went it hadn’t even been open for a week so the line up was out the door but the line up moved steadily.

The ice cream is quite different from your regular soft serve. It was definitely less sweet; it was smooth, thick and creamy with a rich, milky taste.

Went with  a few friends so we each got different toppings and just stood in a circle outside afterwards, alternating the ice creams so everyone could try all the flavours. My favorites would be the Sunrise in California, Mud Slide, and Honeycomb Peak.

Sunrise in California, Green Forest, Honeycomb Peak, Mudslide, Salty Himalayan

Soft Peaks is located in Gastown which is a bit out of the way for me with difficult parking. But if I were ever in the area, I would definitely drop by to get my soft serve fix.

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Service: N/A
Food: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5

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