Nestlé Toll House Café baking up cookie heaven with new Vancouver location

Feb 21 2017, 5:59 am

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.

You’ve seen the yellow packages of ready-to-bake Toll House cookies in your grocery store, and you may know that the Toll House cookie is considered the grandma of all chocolate chip cookies (the cookie’s creation myth credits Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn with its invention in 1938), but have you ever checked out their cookie and treat chain in person?

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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.

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Nestlé Toll House Café – Vancouver

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.

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