Vancouver Peeps: Check This Shop Out!

I will full on admit it.  I’m totally biased.  But I don’t care.  I don’t care if the journalist police hunt me down and throw me in prison for it.  Because it’s worth it.

My friend Andrea opened up a new bakery/coffee shop in Burnaby and it is, without a doubt, the best place you haven’t been.  I’ve had Andrea’s baking before and I will tell you this: I’d go so far as to say it’s “to die for,” except that I HATE that phrase, and really, you wouldn’t want to risk dying because you’d never be able to try any of her delectable deliciousness again.  So instead I’ll say it’s to LIVE for.

Also, handling the cafe end of things is my sister Christa.  Say hi when you go in!  You’ll know it’s her because she’ll probably be the one making a fart sound.

Here’s a picture of the gals so you know what you’re getting into before you go.

Andrea’s is the one cutting the BRAIN CAKE she MADE, and Christa is the one laughing her head off.  (Note: Andrea is not actually a cow girl – although should probably consider becoming one because she wears it so well.)

Anyway, its a small shop, with just these gals running it.  They’re both awesome, thoughtful, hilarious, welcoming people, and you can count on the fact that you’ll feel like you made a couple of friends just for visiting.

The cafe offers breakfast, lunch, snacks and fair trade coffee…not to mention some of the best baking around.  They’ve got some killer panini sandwiches, delicious wraps, awesome soups and healthy salads.

Andrea is also baking her custom cakes in the shop.  Here are a couple pictures of some of Andrea’s creations.

See?!?  This is not just me plugging a friend.  She’s awesome.  And I can honestly say, that anything Christa does is a hit.  If you go, you will not regret it, and will in fact, rush home to post a comment on this blog, asking for my address so you can send me a thank you gift.  And I will comply.  I prefer cash.

So swing by the shop the next time your sweet tooth is acting up, or you feel like a great lunch and awesome company.  You will be happy you did!  Try a triple chocolate chunk cookie and thank me for it later.

Andrea’s Original Coffee and Cakes
1205 Madison Avenue
North Burnaby, BC  V5C 3L1

Also, if you’ve got a celebration or office party or you just want to be the coolest host EVER, give them a call and they’ll hook you up!



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