Cookies are about to get some serious representation in Vancouver, thanks to the impending arrival of our very own outpost of the US-based Nestlé Toll House Café.
The first Nestlé Toll House Café opened in Dallas, Texas in 2001, and within a few short years it was one of the fastest growing franchises in the States. They’ve previously had franchises in the Metro Vancouver area–a location at Surrey’s Guildford Town Centre debuted in 2011, while one at the New Westminster SkyTrain station launched in 2012–but both have since closed down.
So can Vancouver sustain this cookie lover’s paradise? They will be opening in a high-profile spot, at 980 Howe Street, in the Manulife building (which will also be the new home of BC’s first Johnny Rockets), and may have a few more cookie fans eager to feast on their franchised treats.
The Vancouver location will be approximately 1640 square feet, and will have seating for 30 to 40 people, including a mix of dining height tables as well as “soft seating” for what reps say will provide “a relaxed coffee shop atmosphere.”
Opening is targeted for the end of April, so bring on the chocolate chips cookies!
But this isn’t just where you’ll find plain ol’ cookies. The Café’s menu has cookie cake slices, cookie cups (filled with fun flavours), cookie lollies, brownies, mini cookies, ice cream treats (sandwiches, cookie cups, floats, banana splits), milkshakes, sundaes, smoothies, hot and iced coffee drinks, frozen yogurt, crepes, flatbreads, panini, and wraps.
In the meantime, if you never made it to their previous BC locations, or need a refresher, check out some of these pics from other Toll House Cafés in North America.
Time for an end of the week pick me up!!! Drop by for a s’mores upside down milkshake. A chocolate milkshake with snickerdoodles and marshmallows blended in. Topped with our delicious whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, snickerdoodles and more marshmallows. #nestle #nestlecafe #milkshake #smores #snickerdoodle #marshmallow #arizonaeats #glendaleeats #food
Address: 980 Howe Street, Vancouver
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect information provided by the restaurant’s reps submitted after publication.