The months of January and February can often mean days of cold, rainy and gloomy weather. It’s easy to want to curl up and stay inside, but what better way to entice you out of the house than a warm drink or a delicious baked good? In this blog, we’ll show you that New Westminster has no shortage of great cafes and bakeries around. Keeping reading to add one to your “must-try” list, you won’t be disappointed!
If caffeine is one of the only things that gets you out of bed on a cold January morning, we aren’t judging, us too! Here are our picks for must try spots in the area.
Old Crow Coffee Co.
Advertising “coffee and comforts,” a visit to Old Crow Coffee Co. on Front Street will leave you feeling warm and satisfied. Not only do they serve great fresh brewed coffee and espresso drinks, but they bring in delicious treats from various businesses in the Greater Vancouver Area as well. If you really want to treat yourself, give them a try on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s, when they bring in an assortment of delectable vegan donuts from @dippeddoughtnutco in Vancouver to enjoy with your drink. Check out their instagram page @oldcrowcoffeeco for pictures of their fun and adorable staff and their amazing offerings!
For an abundance of flavourful and quality espresso drinks, coupled with indulgent sweets and treats, pay Hive Cafe a visit! Located on Front Street, Hive Cafe is a beautifully decorated, homey cafe with plenty of natural light. Perfect for when you want to take a break from your busy life and sit down with a coffee and good book! Check out their Instagram @hive.cafe for some awesome photos of their lovely cafe and yummy bevs!
The Hideout Cafe
Located on Carnarvon Street, the Hideout Cafe is a hidden gem that promises to “take your tastebuds for a joy ride!” Priding themselves on serving quality items such as fair trade, organic coffee and delicious sandwiches and soups they make in house, you know you’re treating yourself to a meal or drink you can feel good about! Even better, they offer an abundance of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, so there’s truly something for everyone at the Hideout Cafe. Check out their yummy offerings here.
Top Spot Bakeries in New Westminster
Sometimes, the only thing to get you through a long day (especially the Monday Blues!) is treating yourself to a yummy baked good or pastry. Keep reading for our picks on must visit bakeries in New Westminster.
For an amazing selection of cookies, cakes, pastries, and treats, Fratelli Bakery is the place to go! A New West favourite for all thing sweet, the friendly staff will help you with all your sweet tooth needs. They also make amazing cakes for any and every special occasion. Located on Columbia Street, stop by for a cookie, but we guarantee you won’t be able to stop at one! To make your mouth water even more, check out their instagram page, @fratellibakery, it won’t take long to work up an appetite!
Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery
Having a gluten intolerance or allergy used to mean skipping out on awesome treats and baked goods, but not anymore! Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery is the answer to your sweet-tooth prayers. Located on Royal Avenue, they have almost anything you’re looking for, from cupcakes to cookies, and everything in between! Check out their instagram, @cloud9specialtybakery, for an impressive gallery of their amazing treats!
Pamola Bakery and Deli
Pamola Bakery and Deli on Quayside Drive has everything you need for an afternoon pick me up! They offer an array of indulgences, from warm, homemade bread to delectable fresh baked cookies and pies. The wonderful staff will take care of you! Owned by couple Alfonso and Katie Fernadez, and ran by them and their three daughters, Pamola Bakery truly is the place to go for honest, delicious food. To get a glimpse of what could be your yummy future, click here to browse their instagram.
There’s something so lovely about treating yourself to a warming cup of coffee or yummy baked good on a cold and rainy winter day. Now you’re all set to do just that in New Westminster this month!