Best places to get cake by the slice in Vancouver

Feb 26 2021, 1:43 pm

Cake is an elite dessert. This treat can, and should, be enjoyed at any time of the day.

We celebrate our weddings and our birthdays with cake, and without it, we wouldn’t have cupcakes. Cutting into a freshly cooled cake, and then taking that first bite, is one of life’s sweetest pleasures.

But, baking an entire cake is a lot of work and so much of a great thing — sometimes we just want to sink our teeth into a simple slice for one.

Here are nine of the best places in Vancouver to grab a quick and delicious slice of cake.

Trafiq

 

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Trafiq is a European bakery, and their top-notch reputation began with their delicious cakes. Their specialty is in expertly layered cakes — beginning with a perfectly baked base, and then adding delicate layers on top. All of the cake creations come layered with flavours like creamy mousses, swirls of fruit curds, silky chocolate ganaches, whipped cream, and more.

Address: 4216 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-648-2244

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Sweet Obsession

For many, this sweet cake bakery really is a Vancouver obsession. They offer pastries, flans, and of course, cakes, made with seasonal ingredients with gluten-free options. Stop by to grab a piece, like the carrot and roasted hazelnut cake, or even have one custom made.

Address: 2611 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-739-0555

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Cheesecake Etc

 

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This swanky spot to grab a slice of the city’s best cheesecake and specialty coffee is also one of the coolest places to take in jazz music. This late-night spot for dessert feels like a side street Paris bar, making it a great date night idea.

Address: 2141 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-7704

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Stuart’s Bakery

 

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Stuart’s Bakery is a required stop anytime you visit the Granville Island Public Market. It’s impossible to miss their impressively wide variety of cakes and pastries to try. All of their cakes, cookies, and desserts are handcrafted and baked inside of a stone oven.

Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-8816

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True Confections

 

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At both of their locations, the team at True Confections is dedicated to making their cakes from scratch. This labour-intensive style of cake making means they specialize in the classics, like red velvet and devil’s food cake, done to perfection — and they’ve been doing that in Vancouver for over 35 years.

Address: 866 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-1292

Address: 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-222-8489

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Purebread

 

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Choosing just one thing in Purebread is nearly impossible. All of their baked-daily treats are on display and ready to be ordered a la carte, and with so many cakes to choose from — like the salted caramel, country apple, and Guinness — you might have to try a few.

Address: 5 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9001

Address: 159 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-8060

Address: 2887 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9670

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Small Victory Bakery

 

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The coffee is so delicious, it can be easy to forget that Small Victory is one of the city’s best bakeries. During a visit to either location, go ahead and treat yourself to a slice of cake — it’ll be nearly impossible to ignore the beautifully decorated slice of coconut layer cake behind the glass anyway.

Address: 1088 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-8892

Address: 3070 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-742-1737

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Breka Bakery and Cafe

 

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Breka, a Vancouver staple in the bakery scene, is the place to grab a slice of cake whenever you feel like it — it’s open 24/7. Whether it’s for breakfast, dessert, or a midnight snack, these slices are some of the best in the city. With kinds like pistachio ganache and earl grey cream puff, who’s going to tell you 3 am isn’t the time for cake?

Address: Multiple locations

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The Pie Hole

 

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Okay, The Pie Hole might serve pie, but when it’s this delicious and by the slice, we have to include it as a bonus listing. There are savoury pies, gluten-free pies, vegan pies, savoury pies, and more. Vancouver has loved The Pie Hole for years, and so did the famous Guy Fieri when he visited to shoot an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Address: 1864 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-1000

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