Summer is long gone :( and winter is coming. Swimsuit season is over and it's time to put on layers, layers and more layers. So tbh what better time to indulge in some mouthwatering desserts? Tis the season for comfort food and after all, dessert is stressed spelt backwards.
Cuffing season is also coming to us, so why not take a date out to enjoy the sweet goodness of desserts? Honestly who doesn't love dessert? It's a pretty safe and great date choice whether it's your first date or your 50th. Plus, chocolate has "the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love" and is supposed to help release those feel-good endorphins, and who doesn't love endorphins? If your date goes bad (here's hoping it doesn't) at least you can still experience the goodness of chocolate.
Lucky for us, Vancouver is filled with all kinds of sweets to satisfy every sweet tooth. And even if you're not a sweet tooth, well... these desserts might just change your mind. If only we had a chocolate factory like Willy Wonka's. Sidenote: can you imagine how fun it would be to go on a date in a chocolate factory like the one in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Anyways...
In the midst of midterm season and post-summer blues, why not treat yourself and indulge in some chocolate goodness? Take your next date to one of these sweet tooth approved places.
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Grounds For Coffee
Where: 2565 Alma St // Point Grey
Most popular item: Cinnamon Buns
Why you should go: You like big buns and you cannot lie. If you or your date like cinnamon buns, you need to check out Grounds For Coffee, a cozy cafe, for their mouthwatering, freshly baked buns.
Where: 245 Union Street // Chinatown
Most popular item: Creme Brûlée
Why you should go: Crackle Creme takes Creme Brûlée to the next level with tons of flavour options, like Salted Caramel, Earl Grey, Fererro Rocher, Honey Lavender, Organic Matcha and more! Plus they have super cute cartoon character macarons and Belgian liège waffles.
Earnest Ice Cream
Where: 1829 Quebec Street // Mount Pleasant
Type: Ice Cream
Most popular item: Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Why you should go: Who doesn't love ice cream? Take your date to one of the best ice cream joints in the city and enjoy the low key, cozy, brick walled atmosphere.
La Casa Gelato
Where: 1033 Venables Street // Strathcona
Most popular item: Campfire S'mores
Why you should go: Experience ice cream tasting heaven in Vancouver. With 238 flavours and unlimited tasting, try wacky ice cream flavours you never knew existed together. Afterwards, the pink wall is the perfect backdrop for your post date Insta shot.
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Where: 1047 Denman Street // West End
Most popular item: Chocolate Pizza
Why you should go: If your date's a chocoholic, Cacao 70 will satisfy their chocolate cravings. From chocolate fondue to chocolate pizza and more, enjoy a chocolate filled date at this cozy cafe.
Where: 151 E Broadway // Mount Pleasant
Type: Up-scale Diner
Most popular item: Loaded French Toast
Why you should go: Get that old school diner vibe at this comfort food joint. They offer tons of sweet staples like the Loaded French Toast, which comes with Nutella mousse, candied walnuts and banana. The milkshakes are also delicious but who says milkshakes are just for kids? At Fable Diner, you can get yours with a boozy twist.
Where: 32 Water Street // Gastown
Type: Dessert, Champagne Bar
Most popular item: Chunky Monkey
Why you should go: Indulge in decadent desserts in this romantic, cozy, dim lit lounge filled with candles on the tables. This champagne and dessert bar is the perfect place to go for after dinner drinks.
Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery
Where: 4090 Hastings Street // North Burnaby
Type: Ice Cream, Desserts
Most popular item: Hot Fudge Sundae
Why you should go: Looking to kick it old school? Take your date to this retro style diner and split a milkshake like they do in Grease.
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Thomas Haas Chocolate
Where: 2539 West Broadway // Kitsilano
Type: Chocolatier, Cafe
Most popular item: Double baked almond croissant
Why you should go: If you want to impress your date with some delicious, delectable desserts and pastries, bring them to Thomas Haas. Just try to go on more off-hours because this popular cafe can get crowded (not hard to understand why though).
Where: 153-5951 Minoru Boulevard // Richmond
Most popular item: Macarons
Why you should go: This is a super cute Parisian decor style cafe. They offer high tea and delicious pastries and desserts.
Where: 1271 Homer Street // Yaletown
Most popular item: Chocolate
Why you should go: Want to try something new? At XOXOLAT, you and your date can partake in a Chocolate Tasting class. Just make sure to register online in advance!