A few Summers ago, we were up in Whistler at Chill's cabin. Yes, we are very lucky to have a friend like Chill and Bubbly because staying at Whistler can be a pricey proposition otherwise. While we were there, Bubbly kept insisting we visit Purebread in the Village. She was yammering on and on about the place to which we ignored. Not that we weren't interested, but with a location in Vancity, we weren't in a hurry to try the place. Well, we finally did get to the Vancouver location, 3 times in fact...
On our first visit, Viv had the Lemon Chevril Brownie which lived up to its namesake in spades. In addition to hits of rich dark chocolate, there was the unmistakable essence of chevril in the cream cheese. Then the whole thing was lightened up by the spike of lemon a the end. We felt this was a balanced and well-executed brownie. For our savoury item, we had the Cheddar and Bacon Scone. Beyond the almost crunchy exterior, the inside was soft, fluffy and purposefully dense. It was blessed with a good amount of sharp cheddar and the smokiness of the bacon.
On another visit, we decided to try the Mushroom Gruyere Tart just on looks alone. Yes, we are pretty shallow like a puddle sometimes... Well, the looks weren't deceiving like a Photoshopped picture as the puff pastry was light and crispy. On top, there was a mixture of Earthy mushrooms, caramelized onions and of course melted creamy gruyere. On the other hand, we thought the flavours were a bit too mild. Another solid offering. For our sweet tooth, we went for the Raspberry Riot Loaf that featured an overly sweet glaze on top. Not a really big issue as the soft and fluffy cake was minimally sweet while being the beneficiary of lemon.
On our 3rd visit, we almost didn't make it since the place was packed. But we toughed it out and found a seat anyways. Turned out to be a great decision as we really enjoyed the Savoury Croissant with pesto, cheese and tomato. Despite its plain appearance, the croissant was packed with flavour from the aromatic and pleasingly salty pesto. The light and airy croissant didn't hurt things either. We also had the Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie and it was similar to the other one we had except for the tart raspberry and impactful cream cheese centre. This as a real treat and really, all 3 visits were on point. There is still many items to try and I'll probably just tack it onto this post as there are definitely more visits in the future.
- Appealing and equally good treats
- Fairly large selection
- Kinda pricey
- Tight and I mean it, seating