Other than macarons, I have developed a strong addiction in Belgian waffles. When I saw Social Shopper having a coupon- $15 for $31 value of brunch that included a waffle to share at Cache Bistro and Lounge in Yaletown, I was down!
My best friend, Sarah, and I went there not only to eat some delicious food, which is what we enjoy doing, but also to catch up over some girl talk! Brunch hours end at 3pm on the weekend, and we went on a sunny afternoon at 2pm. Reservations were made beforehand and we could choose to sit in the patio or in the restaurant. We had chosen inside.
To begin, we had one Belgian waffle to share between the two and we could choose the topping, and we had blueberry compote. The waffle alone was fluffy, but not too sweet. I also wished it was warmer. I definitely think the waffle I had in London was a lot better. I loaded my portion of the waffle with the blueberry compote. Maybe some whipped cream would help too?
Along with our waffle to share, Sarah and I ordered extra drinks ($6 each) because it was such a hot day! We each got a flavoured lemonade; she got strawberry and I got lychee. This was incredibly refreshing and I highly recommend it! It had a well balanced flavour of citrus and lychee in my drink, and there were lots of lychee meat in my glass, which I loved sucking through the straw.
For our main entree, we were limited to some selections for brunch, such as House Made Burger or Cache Benedict (anything around $13 and under.) I wanted more waffles, so I got a Duck L’Orange Waffle for an additional $4. The Duck L’Orange waffle is a waffle with duck confit, orange sauce, candied citrus zest, and crème fraîche.
This was a stomache filler. The duck confit was tender and I was having fun making -duck-orange zest waffle sandwiches. The waffle tasted better with the orange sauce and citrus zest much more than the blueberry compote. I had to eat in a proportionate fashion so I wasn’t left with extra waffle, because one of the duck confit wasn’t as meaty as I wished it was. If I were to rate it, I’d give it a 7/10- it’s not comparable to the delicious duck confit I had at Le Parisien for Dine Out Vancouver 2013.
Sarah decided to go on a sweet tooth run and ordered the Banana Chocolate French Toast- it is a croissant pudding with Belgian dark chocolate ganache, roasted banana and side Canadian maple syrup. Funny enough, I couldn’t finish the last half waffle on my plate, but I helped Sarah finish her French Toast.
I generally only like bananas as the raw fruit itself, but I never liked it cooked into anything, namely banana bread. This was not cooked into the toast part, rather, it was folded between the layers. As a sucker for Belgian dark chocolate, that portion of the French toast won me over the banana portion of it. The Banana Chocolate French Toast was warm and had layers of flavour and chewiness; and something I would have never expected. Bonus points for the pretty glass plate.
I can’t really call this brunch, since I had breakfast before this and had this meal at 2pm, but it was insanely filling and worth the value of the coupon I bought. The other items looked interesting on the menu, and maybe perhaps I will come back, after I try all the other restaurants located at Yaletown- there’s too much good food around there for me to make a second stop at Cache Bistro and Lounge in the near future. Nevertheless, I had an enjoyable time with my meal and I aim to continue to find different waffle spots around Vancouver.
I haven’t done a food post in a while, I’m sorry if I bored you with my non-beauty/fashion related blog post; I assure you there will be some of that soon..and more waffles! 🙂 Hope you all had a great weekend!