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