I just came back from a week in Vancouver, and living in Gastown, we made it our mission to get our daily caffeine kick from a new place every morning.
Finch’s was not originally on my shortlist of cafes I made before we came, but we passed by it one morning and thought it was adorable – so we made a mental note to come back another morning.
When we entered, we noticed the interior was adorably decorated. The lady at the counter was wrapping up a sandwich to-go, and simply grabbed some straw from a nearby decoration.
We ordered the 2-piece Avocado Toast ($8) to share, and I ordered a London Fog.
When the food came, we knew it was not enough – shortly after finishing, we both decided to get our own baguettes.
The Pear Baguette ($11) intrigued me with its description; filled with pear, prosciutto, blue brie, roasted walnuts, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
It was the perfect sweet and savoury combo; the salty prosciutto matched well with the ripe pears, and the blue brie added creaminess to every bite. As for the baguette – there is just no beating freshly made bread.
We loved Finch’s so much that we decided to come back for our last meal before hopping back on the train. We got there an hour before closing and I ordered the Full Vegetarian Baguette ($9), which had half an avocado, cucumber, tomato, red leaf lettuce, red onion, cheddar & dijon mayo on whole grain toast. Unfortunately, they were out of avocados, so she offered to sub either egg or walnuts.
The second baguette was also delicious, and I really wish I could try more of their creations. I’ll definitely be back the next time I’m in Vancouver.