The GOODS from Bel Cafe
Vancouver, BC | Fall has arrived and there is a hint of excitement that the holidays are just around the corner. With the leaves turning a rich shade of red, Bel Café invites you to settle down in their cozy café and enjoy some festive cheer with a new range of Yuletide-inspired desserts that will be available from November 1.
Indulge this holiday season with one of Pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko’s special seasonal treats. Add a sweet twist to the countdown to Christmas with Chef’s butter tarts ($5.50 each), or go continental with raspberry Linzer Cookies ($8.50 for a box) and spiced whipped shortbread ($7 for a box); beautifully wrapped in festive boxes tied with ribbon ideal for gifting.
Take home a delicious decorative and stylish macaron tree that is good enough to eat; this gorgeously festive red, green and white candy cane-flavoured creation consists of macarons with white chocolate decorations (small $80 or large $130). Festivities continue with rich classic and fruity Christmas cake ($15), which is lovingly created months in advance to give the dried fruit opportunity to soak up the delicious boozy juices of the cake mix. For little ones or kids at heart, pick up a milk chocolate Santa ($15) created in house as an afternoon treat or the perfect stocking stuffer.
Stop by to warm up with a seasonal sip of eggnog latte (from $5.20) or opt for the spirited version with rum ($8) – all made in-house by the Bel Café team and served by their talented baristas. Pick up a box of the festive-themed candy cane macarons ($18 for box of 9) – a perfect hostess gift for those countless holiday parties.
801 West Georgia Street | Vancouver, BC | V6C 1P7
Located within the Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby, on the corner of Georgia & Howe Street
Telephone: 604-673-7000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.belcafe.com | Twitter | Facebook
Seating Capacity: 20
Hours: 6:30am–5:30pm, Mon to Fri | 7am–5:30pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays
The Bel Café Team
Executive Chef/Owner: David Hawksworth
Pastry Chef: Wayne Kozinko
General Manager: Chad Clark
Café Manager: Anna Heyd
About Bel Café
Situated in the hub of Vancouver’s business and shopping district, David Hawksworth’s Bel Café combines expertly prepared food and beverages with intelligent and friendly service in an inviting, elegant and chic setting. Full table service is provided alongside a selection of ‘ready to go’ items featuring fresh baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches, nourishing soups, delicate tarts and exquisite jewel-toned macarons. Specialty coffees are custom roasted locally by 49th Parallel and served by a team of highly trained baristas. Artisan teas, fresh juices, house cocktails and select wines are also featured.
The Beverage Program
Bel Café has partnered with 49th Parallel Roasters – not only one of the most respected roasters in the world, but a local fixture – to offer delicious and aromatic custom!blends.
The staple of 49th Parallel’s offering at Bel Cafe will be the Hawksworth Epic Espresso. Focusing on seasonality, the blend will change subtly throughout the year – fresh coffees bring new nuances, but the focus is to maintain a balance of acidity and a delicate sweetness.
SPOT Tea is a Vancouver-based company that embraces the contemporary lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest. By offering a modern take on traditional tea and tisanes, SPOT Tea is a perfect addition to the Bel Café family. SPOT Tea’s line at Bel Café is a well-edited collection to include something for everyone, with each blend being named to reflect its individual personality.
At Bel Café, guests can enjoy the ambiance of a casual and chic European café; rich dark wood paneling; zinc service counters and table tops; honed black granite floors and classic leather upholstery play off of sleek menu boards suspended from the ceiling and a shiny high tech Mirage espresso machine by Kees van der Westen. A range of gourmet delights can be temptingly viewed through climate controlled glass display cases.
Fashioned from chromed ribbons of aluminum, reminiscent of spun sugar, Bel’s one-of-a-kind chandelier complements custom wallpaper in a palette of muted tones that reflect the soothing elegance and whimsy aesthetic of Bel. With careful attention to detail and use of quality materials, locally lauded Evoke International Design have created a gift-wrapped fanciful room that seamlessly blends its heritage roots with the vibrancy of its downtown setting and contemporary exceptional offerings.