We are always on the look out for new coffee shops. Continually searching for that quaint little (or large) cafe that has a warm and cozy atmosphere and also serves perfect flavoured coffee. Lets not forget about delicious sweets too! That’s just a bonus to have delectable sweet treats available to accompany the coffee. Everyone here in Vancouver knows all too well that our gorgeous city does not have a lack of options when it comes to cafes. Seriously. We do love our coffee it’s true.
Last week Natasha found Cafe Joie on instagram and literally ran into my room in the middle of the night to show me what she discovered. Could she get more excited about what she found? I think not!
It was a photo of these little gems that first caught Natasha’s attention on Instagram. Stopping her dead in her Instagram scrolling tracks. She couldn’t believe her eyes… Cafe Joie makes one of our favourite sweet treats, Macaroons. But not just your regular round shaped Macaroons. They also have Macaroons shaped in a little bear. Way too cute.
We decided we must go and find these adorable bear macaroons immediately. We were on a very serious quest to get our hands on some of these cookies. Wasting no time we went the very next day. Yes, we appreciate the little things in life it’s true.
How have we been living without these our whole lives and why has no one ever told us about them before?! Not only are they super cute, they also taste delicious. Definitely one of the best macaroons we’ve tasted in Vancouver.
Mmmmm… sweet, sweet bear macaroon and desert showcase paradise.
If the bear macaroons weren’t enough, they also serve this! Shut up! Are you kidding me? I think I’ve died and gone to sweet treat heaven. So what we have here is a freshly grilled waffle with strawberry icecream, whipping cream, strawberries, blueberries, sliced almonds and drizzled with strawberry syrup. All of that topped with a delicious macaroon cookie. Oh. My. God.
Can we just pause and admire this grandiose piece of desert amazing-ness for a moment. We can’t even tell you how incredible this tasted. I was concerned (not really, who am I kidding) that it may be way too sweet. You know how sometimes these types of dishes can be over powering with so much going on and be too much goodness? Well, we both agreed it wasn’t in the slightest. Wow. Seriously, just WOW.
Natasha had seen photos of some of Cafe Joie’s fancy coffee art on Instagram. When we ordered our coffees she asked the Barista if she could have her coffee with one of their cute bear designs on it. Unfortunately when they made our coffees we ended up receiving these coffees pictured above instead. Natasha looked
A few minutes later the Barista noticed us taking photos and she brought over this oh so cute coffee with a bear design. She apologized for the mix up and Natasha was now as happy as a clam. Notice her (pictured above) lovingly looking down at her l’il bear design coffee with such admiration. All was well again.
That’s some crazy coffee art skills.
I have to say, the coffee art is really fun and all but what really matters is if the coffee actually tastes good. We noticed they use JJ Bean coffee and both agreed that the coffee was superb.
Overall we can’t say enough about our experience at Cafe Joie. Everything was top notch. From the service the minute we walked in the door, the decor, to the delicious taste of the coffee and treats. All of it was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We highly recommend this cafe and will most definitely be going back. Soon. I’ve been dreaming about that waffle, and Natasha… she’s still giddy about her adorable bear art latte.
Cafe Joie / #110 6125 Sussex Ave / Burnaby, BC / V5H 4G1
Monday – Friday : 9am – 11pm
Saturday – 10am – 11pm
Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura, photos by Natasha)