Mixx Bao: Taiwanese Bao Eatery arrives Vancouver

Mixx Bao, a Taiwanese fusion snack bar, is launching a grand opening event today. The first 30 customers will get a VIP card that they can redeem one free bao per month for 10 months. Other customers can enjoy a selected items for 25% off. Mixx Bao offers some authentic Taiwanese snacks that you can’t find in Vancouver. The chefs are moms from Taiwan that can create delicate, delicious dishes from scratch. I was invited to a media event few weeks ago, and I got to try a bit of everything on the menu.

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Baroness (小黑糖): A New Taiwanese BBT in Kitsilano

It is not surprising to see more bubble tea shops open in Vancouver. Baroness (小黑糖) is located in Kitsilano at the previous spot of In Tea. It specializes in brown sugar pearls, and the franchise owner created his very own secret recipe. They are also known for oat milk beverage, which is an excellent option for people who cannot have milk.

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Mr. Mustache Tea & Dessert: Bento Box and Oolong Tea Macchiato

It is difficult to look for a cafe that opens until midnight in Vancouver, but if you are in the Burnaby or Marpole area, I have a recommendation for you. Mr. Mustache Tea & Dessert has 2 locations, one on Granville Street and one across Metrotown on Sussex Street. The best thing about the cafe is that it opens until midnight. It is surprised to see how packed it is around 10 pm. Recently, the Burnaby location launched a new dessert, Bento Box, an earl grey cake with fresh pearls on the side.

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Grounds for Coffee: Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns

From now until October 14, you can get your hands on the October-flavored Cinnamon Buns from Grounds for Coffee, a cafe with the best cinnamon buns in Vancouver. Talking about October, the flavor must be Pumpkin Spice. You can get them in both Alma or Commercial location, and they each have a different vibe. Alma is cozy and perfect for a relaxing afternoon, while Commercial is more modern-looking and such a great space for work.

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A Toi Gourmet Gifts x O5 Rare Tea Bar Collaboration

A Toi Gourmet Gifts was launched about a year ago, and it specializes in giftable candies and french pastries with the finest ingredients. The owners believe that gifting should be fun and memorable to both gifter and receiver. Recently, they collaborate with O5 Rare Tea Bar, a quaint tea-tasting bar in Kitsilano, to create a Rare Tea Dessert Set. It infuses different kinds of tea in handmade French pastries.

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