Longtime blog readers or instagram followers may know that I’m a huge sucker for cafes with cakes and tea. I’ve heard of Luv Cravings for a while and decided to finally try it out. It is conveniently located near King Ed and Cambie (not far from the Canada Line)
Luv Cravings has very feminine looking decor and it is very spacious. They are known for having a variety of cupcakes, but since I’m not a cupcake lover (a crime, I know!) I checked out the cake selections instead. There wasn’t an impressive selection of other types of cakes though, so I didn’t actually order dessert. However, there is a great choice of tea and they are in tins for you to sniff and decide which tea you want to order. My friend and I went there during noon, and while I decided on eating real food, she had a matcha frappe and a tiramisu.
The tiramisu looked small but it was quite filling when eating it with a matcha frappe. I had several scoopfuls of the tiramisu. I thought that the tiramisu was quite average, as there was two layers of creamy, rich mascarpone but not enough lady fingers to balance the heavy texture. I still prefer Theirry’s tiramisu, which I haven’t had in a long time! 🙁
I had the Montreal Smoked Ham Sandwich. The proportion was decent and I gave a quarter to my friend to share as I got full pretty quickly. There was so much meat stuffed in the bread that it was falling out as I ate it. However, I would take more meat than less meat anyday. There is a mustard (dijon?) sauce in it that is paired perfectly with the sandwich. The sides were a bit more questionable. I liked the white pickled radish(?) and I put some inside the sandwich and ate some alone. I wasn’t fond of the corn in the sauce. The chips tasted like standard Lays chips. The website has a different picture of the Montreal Smoked Ham sandwich, and it looks a bit smaller?
If you are a cupcake lover and looking for interesting combination of flavoured cupcakes, this would be the place for you. As someone who prefers cakes, I would seek somewhere else to try. I do enjoy the tea selection at Luv Cravings; and I find that this is a convenient location for girls to hang out, chat, and enjoy a coffee or a latte.