On Canada Day, my friend and I went to Sweet Spot Bakery, located in Steveston. This place is located a bit far down the end, and I almost passed by it since it looked like a house!
There is a very small seating area- the floor space includes a counter, display, fridge, and a high table with 4 chairs.
I really liked the simplicity of the store- green wallpaper, wooden boarded floor; it is simple, elegant, and classy. Steveston always gives off a homey feel for its residents and tourists.
Here is a quick snapshot of some stuff they sell. There is also a little table between this fridge and the cashier of other pastries, such as pain au chocolat and coconut macaroons. There is also a fridge that sells ice cream and French macarons.There were only two types of macarons that day- salted caramel and kalamarasi (no idea how to spell/say!)
Due to the limited seating space, my friend and I ordered our goods and went to Waves Coffee to grab a drink and eat our snacks there.
I had a lemon curd tart with Italian meringue ($4.25) + a salted caramel macaron ($1.75.)
The tart was well, tart. To reduce the tartness, it had to be eaten with the meringue on top. I loved the meringue, soft, sweet, and melted upon the touch of the tongue. The lemon tart was bursting with lemony flavour, although I thought it was a bit too sour (that’s why meringue is needed!) The crust was a bit hard to dig into, so when I cut it with the plastic fork, crumbs spread everywhere.
After this, I tried the salted caramel macaron.
This was a very delicious macaron, however it was a of a buttery overkill in the centre. I scraped a little bit off to prevent my sugar levels from exploding. I liked the tinge of saltiness in the macaron, it tastes like those golden caramel candies you find in drugstores and superstores.
My friend ordered a pain au chocolat for herself, at the cost of $2.50! I was a bit jealous staring at such a huge yummy pain au chocolat! She said it was delicious and very chocolate-y! For such a size at such a decent price, this is sure a steal!
I will definitely be back here again, because this place is sure a little gem in the heart of Steveston! I love the variety of cuisines found in Richmond; and Steveston always manages to showcase why it’s such a hot tourist spot!