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“Superb quality here!”

Trafiq Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #26 of 59 Bakeries in Vancouver
Neighborhood: South Main
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Neighborhood: South Main
Vancouver, BC
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb quality here!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Highly recommend any of the desserts and sandwiches. Not only are the cakes stunningly beautiful, they are tasty and unbelievably inexpensive. (similar slices of cake are almost double the price at mediocre cafes!)
Usually we split the sandwiches because they are larger than normal and a cake because they are so rich and sinful.

The cafe/bistro look is elegant and modern. I feel like I'm in Brooklyn or London!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 148jules
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Charming and Delicious”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

With no plans or thoughts of where to brunch we wandered down Main Street looking for inspiration, until we arrived at Trafiq. This is a place that we have walked past many times while on our way elsewhere, always thinking, "yes, we'll go there next week." Well, this week was the week for Trafiq.

A cute neighbourhood cafe and bakery (with a second location in West Van), the decor is absolutely fitting and adorable. The street view is picturesque with it's large panel windows and small cafe style outdoor seating. The inside has the feeling of what I would call French rustic and Dave would call Italian rustic. Though, neither of us having been to France or Italy, arguing seems pointless.

Friendly, helpful, and incredibly efficient staff behind the counter allows Trafiq to keep up with the high volume of customers who keep them busy from the time the doors open in the morning to when they close, while still maintaining a level of customer service that feels special.

I was swayed to order a piece of cream cheese and walnut coffee cake after eating a sample of it as well as an incredible lemon tartlette and a Kahlua spiked latte. Dave resisted the coffee cake and instead ordered a ham and swiss croissant sandwich and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

The portion size of the coffee cake was enormous and perfect for sharing. The lemon tartlette was the best I have ever tasted. My Kahlua spiked latte was delicious, though a little rich. Dave noshed his ham and swiss croissant, which was fresh and fabulous. The only problem with the fresh orange juice, according to Dave, was that there wasn't enough of it.

Over all our experience at Trafiq was perfect, that is except for the stroller parking lot.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank catakii
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