Recently my Dad and I had a father-daughter day and dropped by the beautiful Soirette Macarons & Tea in Vancouver. I’ve been wanting to try out their much talked about macarons for awhile now. When I heard about their seasonal Pumpkin Pie macarons, that just sold the deal and off we went!
Soirette is owned by Pastry Chef Shobna Kannusamy (an alumnus of the Diplome de Pâtisserie program at Le Cordon Bleu). Although Soirette specializes in handmade macarons that are baked on-site, they also serve a wide variety of coffee & teas (including organic) and various other desserts. High Tea is available on Saturday & Sundays ($36 per person).
I really liked the decor and atmosphere of Soirette. The decor is clean, crisp & stylish with light blue walls and white sparkly tables. Definitely would be a great place to have High Tea with the girls!
The prices are on the higher side but that seems to be the norm for specialty macarons. An assorted box of 12 is $26.50 and a box of 30 is $63.
My Dad and I shared a box of 12 and tried the flavours Raspberry, Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla, Rose, Crème brûlée & Pistachio.
Out of the ones we tried my favourites were Pumpkin Pie (obviously!), Raspberry & Vanilla.
The macarons were absolutely delicious and are some of my favourite macarons that I’ve tasted in Vancouver. The flavours were all really nice and I was glad they were not overly sweet and sugary. They were decently sized and held their shape. No crumbling or falling apart in your hand.
We almost ate the whole box of macarons and had to make a conscious effort to save a few to take home. I think I ended up only coming home with 2! We couldn’t help ourselves – they were so good!
We both ordered vanilla lattes and they were really nummy. It did seem to take awhile for our lattes to be made and we had actually almost finished the whole box of macarons by the time our drinks arrived. However, the lattes were really good. I just wish the latte art was a bit better.
This Pumpkin Pie macaron display was in the front window and I LOVED it. So pretty and festive for Fall! I just wanted to take a bite out of one. 😉
Soirette’s other seasonal macaron flavours include Apple Pie, Black Forest, Carrot Cake, Bananas Foster and Goat Cheese & Green Walnut.
All in all, Soirette Macarons & Tea is definitely a must-visit if you’re looking for high quality, tasty macarons in Vancouver. My dad and I had a wonderful visit and will definitely be stopping by again! I must have more of those pumpkin macarons… 😉
Mon – Wed 10 to 6
Thurs – Fri 10 to 7
Saturday & Sunday – 11 to 6