Breka Bakery & Cafe

One thing I love about Vancouver in comparison to Edmonton is the availability of 24 hours cafes and restaurants. You’d be hard pressed to find a good place for a late night snack or coffee around where I grew up. I myself am a self confessed night owl, so I was delighted to find that Vancouver has quite a few offerings for round-the-clock joints.

One that I recently discovered is the Breka Bakery & Cafe just off Robson and Thurlow.

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Waffle & Berries

I have a really bad habit of buying online coupons (ie: Groupon, Social Shopper, Deal Find, etc. etc.) and then forgetting to actually use them.

I can’t remember how many times I’ve bought deals from some absurdly obscure business in an effort to “try something new” and then just have it sit unnoticed until the expiration date is long gone.

This includes paintball tickets, scuba diving lessons, pole dancing fitness classes, circus training… ugh.

I mean I want to go do these things. Really, I do. It’s just that I never seem to get around to actually doing it.

I mean, when am I ever going to wake up and go, “huh, I really feel like going for a scuba dive today. Yes. Today is the day.  Oh my god, didn’t I get a coupon for this? Wow, yes that saves me some money. I am so clever.”

No.

So I’ve finally come to accept that there’s a great disparity between what I think I will want to do, and what I am actually going to do. Especially when it involves physical activity.

To combat this, I’ve decided to only buy online coupons for things I know that I will get around to using- so anything food.

I bought this coupon for Waffle and Berries, and was really excited to try it out.

It was $13 and included:

-2 Belgian Liege Waffles + up to six toppings

-2 Choice of Hot Beverages

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For my waffle, I added blueberries, blackberries and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The waffle was nice and dense, with just the right hit of sweetness.

I don’t usually like chocolate chips, but I found these ones really complimented the texture, adding that extra crunch. I think they were frozen beforehand maybe.

Whenever I get anything that has a myriad of ingredients kind of toppled together like this, I have to have a bit of everything in each bite. Like, I’ll dissect the berries with the waffle and scoop on some ice cream with chocolate chips just so that I can taste everything together because that’s how it was meant to be eaten, and I’ll feel like I’m missing the experience if I don’t. Does anyone else do this??

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My boyfriend got his waffle with dark chocolate, whipped cream and also a scoop of ice cream. When given the option, he always like to make things as unhealthy as possible.

The whipped cream was actually really yummy, it was made fresh with a hint of strawberry.

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I chose a caramel macchiato for my beverage. I liked this better than the Starbucks version as I find those too sweet.waffle and berriesI wore my new straw hat with a fishtail braid and my dark wash denim romper.waffle and berriesI really liked the decor and atmosphere inside. Modern but with little glimmers of charm scattered throughout.waffle and berriesI love the little glass case with Tin Tin inside reading with Snowy. Adorable.

This was a great deal because of the coupon, but I would return in the future even at full price to sample some of the other waffle combinations.

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Beautiful afternoon well spent.

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