There is no other cake that requires as much patience, finesse, and love as the mille crêpe cake.
This classic French cake is often constructed with no less than 15 delicate thin crêpes and between one is pastry cream and other fantastic fillings like freshly sliced fruits, Nutella, matcha, ube, and whatever else you may fancy.
Fifteen layers is quite impressive, but is, in fact, modest when considering mille means a thousand in French. If crêpe cakes are the only thing that can satisfy your sweet tooth, we have got you covered!
Here are 8 places that make scrumptious crêpe cakes in Metro Vancouver.
L’otus Cake Boutique was Metro Vancouver’s first mille crêpe cake shop to open and a year and a half later, the popularity of their cake slices has yet to wane. Uji matcha, fresh mango, and strawberries with cream are just some of the flavours that are available daily, but they often sell out before closing. To ensure you get a slice, L’otus highly recommends reserving one in advance.
Address: 103 – 8580 Cambie Street, Richmond
Miss Lina’s pastry team has mastered the art of making crêpe cakes. On offer are flavours like exotic durian fruit, chestnut and chocolate, but these flavours are no match for the Vanilla Rainbow Heart Cake. Hidden in the middle is a rainbow heart which is only revealed after you slice into the cake.
Address: 8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond
If you love mille crêpe cakes and bubble tea then you will want to check out Sugar Lab in Burnaby. Layered between the paper-thin crêpes are delicious pastry creams, fresh fruits, and glazes in flavours. Their most notable flavour is taro, a naturally purple-hued starchy root vegetable that has a delicate sweetness that compliments the equally elegant crêpe.
Address: 5376 Grimmer Street, Vancouver
Next time you dine at Restaurant Yugo, save some room for dessert because their Matcha Mille crêpe cake is absolutely divine. Layered between matcha crêpes is a house-made sweetened red bean paste and matcha infused cream before being finished with a dusting of premium matcha powder.
Address: 4265 Main Street, Vancouver
Crêpe cakes and darts are an unlikely pairing, but Westcoast Darts Cafe has done just that! The space is often packed with dart players enjoying slices of mille crêpe cakes as well as other delicious desserts like sago and mochi. The cafe is open late and makes for a great date night of crêpe cakes and a little friendly competition in darts.
Address: 3608 Kingsway, Vancouver
3 Quarters Full first took Vancouver by storm with their wobbly Japanese cheesecakes and airy Naidongs, but have since added another irresistible sweet treat, Mille Crêpe Cakes. Like with all their pastries, real fresh ingredients are used for maximum flavour. The Real Taro Mille Crêpe cake is by far their most popular filling, so get there early because this purple cake sells out fast.
Address: 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
You will find an array of meticulously-crafted mille crêpe cakes in a multitude of flavours at this adorable little high-tea house in Richmond. Choose from flavours like rose water, crème brulee, matcha, and sesame. All of the flavours are available by the slice, and if you get 12, you can arrange the slices into an awesome cake.
Address: 112 – 4751 Garden City Road, Richmond
The display case at L’Opera Patisserie is always filled with delectable housemade french classics like cream puffs, macarons, danishes, and of course, mille crêpe cake. The 30-layer cake alternates between vanilla bean and strawberries with cream, so it is always best to call ahead to find out which one is available for the day.
Address: 153 – 5951 Minoru Road, Richmond