Trafiq Cafe & Bakery

I’ve ate Trafiq’s cakes several times although it took me awhile to step foot into their actual cafe. Trafiq Cafe & Bakery is incredibly popular; you’ll find them tucked among the throng of crowded shops on Main Street. Sawasdee Thai Restaurant is nearby.

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Hours.

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We’ve visited three times on afternoon weekends and it’s always busy. Seems to come in waves but there’s usually a line to the door. Despite the chaos, service is friendly and they clear dishes from your table. Water is self serve at the back.

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There’s toast, light lunch, quesadillas, grilled sandwiches (favourites and BYO) and desserts.

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This was their two Hot Chocolate Festival offerings. Yeah, we went two years in a row.

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Their most famous for their cakes but they also have cookies, pastries and drinks.

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Bunch of cakes are always out on display while you wait in line.

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Closeup of a couple more cakes. $35.00 for a 6″ cake is reasonable. Commence drooling.

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Minis are always available. Need to try the matcha opera one of these days.

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Closeup of a few of their sandwiches and quiches.

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Their loafs seem to change but cookies are always there.

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Trip #1
Mexico: Diego & Frida ($8.00)
DSC00577White chocolate, sweet & condensed milk, cinnamon and a hint of rose. Hot chocolate was delicious; very milky, rich and full bodied (if I can describe it like that). It includes a mini cake!

Tres leches
DSC00578Layered almond cake with condensed milk and cinnamon mousse. We didn’t get much tres leches flavour but texture is light and airy.

Pear brûlée ($6.95 slice)
DSC00581Spiced pear mousse, dark caramel mousse and layers of soft moist vanilla cake with a milk chocolate caramel glaze. Loved it!

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Not too sweet, fantastic pear gelee and such a smooth texture. It was gone in no time.

Trip #2
Latte ($4.70 large)
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Flourless chocolate cookie with walnuts ($2.50)
DSC01570Gluten free so my sis could have one.

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The amazing schnecken ($4.00)
DSC01573These are like a cinnamon bun but German style. Sweet, rich and sugary. Ask for them to warm it up.

Exotique ($6.95 slice)
DSC01577Excellent. Not too sweet, light and always a heavenly bite.

Peanut butter crunch brownie ($4.00)
DSC01578This was extremely rich. The crunchy texture inside of the brownie reminded me of the chocolate itself. M ordered this and couldn’t even eat half of it; she took the rest home.

Trip #3
Green goddess on grain & nut ($11.50)
DSC09143Roasted chicken, Brie, guacamole, pumpkin seed pesto, arugula slaw and lime mayo.

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Finally tried one of their grilled sandwiches. Really liked the arugula slaw; refreshing and crunchy. The sandwich itself was homey but simple.

Arcadia ($8.25)
DSC09138Rose raspberry cacao berry white chocolate served with a rose raspberry mini. You could actually taste the raspberry. Rose was light and floral.

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The rose raspberry was light and not overly sweet.

Exotique cake ($35.00)
DSC07819We bought this for B’s sister in law. Delicious.

Monkey bread ($4.25)
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Will be back but if you go, try for a less busier time to drop by. Fantastic, consistent, quality cakes.

Trafiq Cafe & Bakery
https://trafiq.ca/
4216 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 648-2244

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