Fulfilling “A Wish” for a Sweet Café

by • February 20, 2013 • FoodComments (2)1102

This building fools you:

AWishBuilding

A Wish‘s creativity stands out amongst the shops on 8th Street SW, however. When you walk in, the impression you get makes this place almost a bit too sparkling new for this block and the apartment building it is in.

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AWishStorefrontAlternate

AWishCounter

AWishLighting

AWishCakes

Whoever made these cake slices know how to present them.

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AWishBakersWindow

The food and drinks they offer are a mix of both Western and Asian fare, so they have to manage both the fancy schmancy espresso die-hards and the trendy bubble tea crowd, for example. For tea lovers like me, they have both Western specialities such as Earl Grey and traditional Chinese favourites such as Oolong. Maybe the title of this post should have been “‘a wish’ for tea tasters come true”?

So, what’s for lunch anyways?

AWishSoupBowl

AWishLunch

A scrambled egg wrap, large beef and vegetable soup (which fills to the top of the bowl), and an egg tart here totalled $11.49.’

AWishBeefAndVegetableSoup

I’m pleased to say the soup won’t give you salt overdose in your mouth! The true flavour that comes out of the simple ingredients doesn’t need extra salt to be tasty.

AWishEggTart

Egg tarts are marvellous when they are made right. I’m also impressed here by how this one isn’t too sugary compared to egg tarts from other bakeries, which helps with making it less of a guilty pleasure!

This cup of smooth, milky latte kept me going as I sprinted to the C-Train station. (I should've taken a picture before drinking it to see if they had latte art >.<) Thankfully the matcha (green tea) powder didn't leave a bad texture until the very end where you could see clumps.

This cup of smooth, milky latte kept me going as I sprinted to the C-Train station. (I should’ve taken a picture before drinking it to see if they had latte art >.<) Thankfully the matcha (green tea) powder didn’t leave a bad texture until the very end where you could see clumps.

You can see the kitchen in action through the “baker’s window” through the seating area which I really enjoyed.

AWishBakersWindowCloser

The view inside must be satisfying.

The space they have is small, but I like the fun variety. I’m pretty sure this will become my dessert destination, whether it’s Japanese castella cake or Tiramisu. Let’s hope one day they’ll put signs out on 7th ave to direct people to head on in. Wouldn’t that be a good idea?

I won’t give you warnings this time like the last time I did a food review. Well, maybe the fact that you shouldn’t reach in to get an egg tart prematurely without being careful with how hot the foil might be.

Rating: 9/10

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Yay! Free food to work for!

Wentao

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2 Responses to Fulfilling “A Wish” for a Sweet Café

  1. Ooh I like this very much, thanks Wentao!

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