Restaurant review: Sweetery Cafe

On a cloudy dreary weekend, we went for brunch at the Sweetery Cafe.

This is a small coffee shop and bakery on West 2nd Avenue and Crowe Street in Vancouver.

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This is a large bright open space with lots of room.

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We placed our order, and because our order would take a little while to prepare, they comp-ed or coffee beverages.  I ordered a Latte .

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This was very good latte.  The espresso was bold and aromatic, and the steamed milk was frothy and hot.

My brunch companion ordered the Chicken & Waffles

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This is a yeasted waffle, topped with boneless fried chicken.  It’s served with a cup of maple syrup, and a cup of hot sauce.  The waffles were crisp and airy.  And the chicken was crisp and savory.  It used all breast meat, and it seemed a little dry to me, but all considered, these were pretty good chicken & waffles.

I ordered the Eggs Benedict.

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These are country fried potatoes, with a spit toasted english muffin, topped with seared ham, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.  It came with a small cup of ketchup. This was a very good eggs benny.  The eggs were slightly firmer (as I requested) and the hollandaise was mild and rich.  The ham was nicely seared and savory.  The potatoes were crispy and well seasoned with herbs.

As we finished our brunch, a staffer came by with a tray filled with Macaroons and cookies.

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This macaroon was a baked meringue with coconut.  Its lightly crisp on the edges but soft and chewy in the middle. This was a very good macaroon (not to be confused with a macaron).

The service at Sweetery was excellent, both accommodating and generous.

Sweetery Cafe + Dessert Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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