Burrrrrr! It’s cold in here – but that doesn’t stop the foodie fam from visiting dessert places with shaved ice dessert! Hidden in a complex/plaza, this Korean cafe was quite delicious!
Variety – 7/10 – From what I can remember, you can only get taiyaki (3-4 different flavours) shaved iced (strawberry, mango, etc.), drinks: tea, coffee, flavoured fizzy lemonade, and sweet toast.
Service – 7/10 – Getting our stuff took some time. The Taiyaki was fast because they were tiny portions. Other than that, they were really nice I guess? Very little interaction since you come in – order – then seat yourself and they bring it to you when it’s ready.
Taste – 9/10 – The shaved iced was very creamy and soft! The Taiyaki was a good size (in my opinion) because I usually can’t finish the normal size. The drink that I got was interesting, but probably very overpriced.
Atmosphere – n/a – no atmosphere here.
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – Priced normally in terms of what you can expect nowadays at these dessert cafes.
Overall, I wouldn’t come here again (if I was coming from home). If I was in the area or if it was on the way to another place I was going to, then I would be more willing to make a pit stop there.
Address: 220 2800 E1st ave, Vancouver, BC V5M 4P1
Saw this all over Instagram so we decided to drive down here… All I can say is MEH.
Variety – 7.5/10 – There are bingsoos, dippin’ dots, macrons, and a few variety of cake slices. I went here because of the dippin dots and bingsoo…………….
Service – 7/10 – It was alright. We just ordered, sat down, and then they brought it to our table and that was the end of that. There was a table of cups and a jug filled with a quarter of ice and no water..
Taste – 6/10 – I thought the dippin dots (banana split) was flavorless? Maybe it had more freezer burn than the actual flavor? I prefer mini melts over dippin dots any day!!! The Mango Bingsoo was garbage. It was so meh and the mangos were so hard. I believe they used green mango for this instead of the yellow peel mango…
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – The price did not match the quality so I would say this was not reasonably priced.
Regardless, it was a garbage experience and I was very disappointed to have come here all the way from Surrey…
I’ve heard of this place before so when we saw it after going to that Conservatory at QE Park, I just had to check it out.
Variety – 7/10 – From what I can remember, you can get a few different flavors of cheesecake and bingsoo. I think there were macarons available but meh, not my thing.
Service – n/a – you order then sit and then they bring it to your table. Not much “service” needed.
Taste – 6.5/10 – The cheesecake was SUPER strong in the cheese flavor and the matcha. The Bingsoo wasn’t that great. It was a tad syrup-ie and the ice wasn’t as soft as Snowy Village. It was just presented very aesthetically and you get cheesecake on top of it (but I hate cheesecake).
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – it was roughly 6.50-8$ for the cheesecake and double digits for the bingsoo. That is average pricing to me.
Overall, wouldn’t make the trip here again. Side note: it was quite packed on a weekend night so maybe I am ordering the wrong things since lots of people come here…