Faubourg Downtown

I feel like I’ve mistakenly misjudged this French pastry shop. I think my first experience with Faubourg in Kerrisdale was probably not true to it’s form (I had their sandwiches, and I wasn’t that impressed by them). Thankfully, they’ve opened up a more convenient shop in Downtown and I wanted to give it another go.

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Their newest location downtown is right across the Art Gallery. It’s bright, clean shop is complimented with it’s cool metallic fixtures and seating area. They even have a nice patio that can be enjoyed during the summer months.

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What I really enjoyed about my experience here is their Pain au Chocolat. This crispy but buttery and flakey treat has just enough chocolate to make this the most heavenly pastry I have ever tasted.

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I’m so obsessed with it, it’s the first thing I ask when I enter the cafe.

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I also ordered the Chausson aux Pommes – this amazing puff pastry filled with spiced apple compote and cinnamon. This crispy and slightly sweet pastry was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband.

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Within the same week, I came here again with Amy from Food Queen. We ordered some small treats for ourselves and they were delicious and decadent.

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They also serve coffee and specialty teas here. You can ask them for a drink card, which, if you have an unnatural obsession with Faubourg like myself, may come in handy some day.

Food: mini5forks
(Just go for the desserts and pastries, skip the sandwiches)

Service: mini4andahalfforks
Great service every time I go.

Value: mini3andahalfforks

Ambiance: mini4andahalfforks

OVERALL: 4andahalfforks

Visit their website here.

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