If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this Asian street food-inspired spot is going to make your dreams come true. Cafe 16 specializes in desserts like bubble waffles, shaved ice, and milk tea, plus they offer some savoury snacks and bites.
Located at 222 16 Ave NE, Cafe 16 opened this spring, and they’ve got a menu of tempting treats, including things like Thai-style shaved iced that includes an entire fresh mango sliced up on top. Their shaved iced comes in milk, matcha, or milk tea flavour, and their creations include toppings like grass jelly and tapioca pearls, or Oreo crumbs and chocolate drizzle.
Cafe 16’s bubble waffles come in all sorts of flavours, from original to matcha or even Oreo, and you can get them heaped with more sweet goodness like ice cream, whipped cream, sauce, or fresh fruit. Oh, and PS, they make a Pineapple bun ice cream sandwich. Yes!
If you’re looking for something not sweet (what???) you can choose from their menu of eats that includes nibbles like Taiwanese Crispy Chicken, Takoyaki, Salt and Pepper Tofu, Tea Eggs, Spring Rolls, and more. Wings come with several flavour choices: Lemon Pepper, Salt And Pepper, Lemongrass, Yuzu Glazed, Spicy Roasted Garlic, Korean Style, Montreal Spice, Honey Garlic, and Spicy Honey Garlic.
Oh, but if you’re even hungrier, you can dig into their noodle soups, fried rice dishes, or even hot pot.
The cafe’s drink menu includes everything from steeped tea to milk tea, as well as slushes, milkshakes, smoothies, and Italian sodas.
Cafe 16 is open Sunday – Monday and Wednesday – Thursday from 5 to 11 pm, and Friday –Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am.
Address: 222 16 Avenue NE