A Vancouver café known for its coffees and pastries has expanded beyond its downtown footprint, and officially launched its second brick-and-mortar establishment in the city today (June 7).
Chef David Hawksworth’s frequented Bel Café (801 West Georgia Street) now has a sister location in the Kitsilano neighbourhood (1780 West 3rd Street).
The new space features a modern-meets-industrial look, which was designed by the talents from studioCM. With 16 seats and outdoor patio seating, this spot is well on its way to becoming the next go-to joint for morning coffee dates and afternoon treat runs for those who live and/or work in the surrounding area.
Similar to its downtown counterpart, the menu will consist of specialty coffees and tea, freshly baked pastries, desserts, gourmet soups, salads, and sandwiches, and seasonal offerings.
Featured items include house-cured salmon bagels, grilled chicken banh mi (lemongrass chicken, black pepper jam, crunchy veggies, jalapeno, and cilantro), house-baked croissants, muffins, scones, and various cakes.
The café will also carry beverages from local companies, including bottled kombucha from Standard Kombucha, fresh cold-pressed juices from Nectar, herbal iced-teas from O5 Tea, and specialty drinks made with 49th Parallel coffee.
“I’m excited to welcome a new era for Bel and to bring new flavour experiences to Vancouver’s Westside,” said Hawksworth in a press statement. “We hope the neighbourhood will welcome our new space and also the convenience of being able to pick up freshly made high quality food and drinks to enjoy at home, or on the go.”