Spring is a time for change, and a fresh start. Obviously you’ve given up on your resolution to eat fewer treats, which means you’re going to want to get up close and personal with the delectable new line-up of seasonal treats they’re making at Beaucoup Bakery.
Inspired in part by local honey–and the work of the bees from Kitsilano-based Hives for Humanity–the new sweet and savoury treats at the Paris-meets-Vancouver cafe near South Granville are pretty next-level.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, and also happen to have a thing for buttery, flaky croissants, get your hands on the Honey Banana Double Baked Croissant. You also might need to be an early riser, because they tend to sell out of these sticky, flaky, delicately sugary wonders of butter and flour. Because it’s double baked, it’s got that extra layer of flavour and texture–such a killer sweet crunch.
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For something more gently sweet, the new Grapefruit Honey Tarragon Cheesecake will leave you a-quiver. It’s got gorgeous lobs of real honeycomb and tangy grapefruit, and a supple texture–not dense like other cheesecake.
Beaucoup Bakery’s got a double-whammy on the savoury front for spring. First up is a Miso Honey Roasted Egglplant “flatbread” or “raft”–basically an excuse to pile tasty morsels of tender egglplant and sexy curls of zucchini on a perfect pastry square. Plenty of umami flavour in this stellar creation.
Brunch or lunch on the Rutabaga Mostarda Prosciutto Croissant, which is like a seriously fun play on the ol’ ham and cheese croissant. Instead of something greasy and heavy this is impossibly light and bright, thanks to the earthy tang of the Mostarda.
Mostarda, incidentally, is a traditional Northern Italian condiment that usually pairs candied fruit with a mustard syrup–but here you’ll find it’s got the rutabaga and honey for a really delightful zing.
Just like spring (and thankfully winter), the seasonal pastries at Beaucoup won’t last forever, so you’ll have to get them while they got ’em. Don’t forget to take a minute to get an Instagram of your pastry of choice from the seasonal rotation (or any of their regular menu items like their insanely good Cinnamon Scrolls, croissant, or their famous Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich) up against the cafe’s stunning freshly-painted floral accent wall.
And if you want to support the hard working bees, check out Hives for Humanity and their gorgeous super local honey!
Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver