Donuts and hot chocolate for dessert in keeping with Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival winding down. Tall ceilings and modern art hang on the walls.
The campfire hot chocolate comes with a chewy s’more on a stick, not very graham cracker, but a pleasant lump of marshmallow. Not too sweet but frothy and smoky.
Three donuts split in thirds. A puffy vanilla bean torus was too large and doughy, though its glaze was well painted over the treat. A chocolate donut drizzled with a salted caramel was well balanced and not too overpowering, though I couldn’t taste the punch of salt that usually accompanies the confection. Our third, my highlight by far, was the hazelnut mocha with amaretto and nutmeg; flavouring close to the hazelnut torte I make with family some years.
Students toil with headphones in. A couple plays jenga tucked away in a corner. A cute barista in a grey sweater and a shiny black bob smiles and froths milk. Good place to snack and sit.
3040 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H1