Where Main Street and 3rd ave meets is this lovely little bakery call Swiss Bakery. It’s in a sort of odd area. Anyone that knows Vancouver, this is more of an industrial area of Vancouver. Though tall residential buildings are popping up in the area, this area isn’t exactly known for it’s good food, nor the quaint atmosphere cafes usually have. But this little gem in the debris is a nice find. We only knew about it because, apparently, it was the only bakery in Van City that had “The Cronuts” that is all the rage right now in American (or was it just New York?). In any case, we decided to check it out.
I can’t be sure, but I suspect the cafe is connected to the factory part of the bakery, and that was why it was in this somewhat odd area of town. The hipster decor gives away the customer base for this cafe, and it was actually quite busy when we walked in at 2pm on a Saturday.
The Menu is written on a huge wall of black board. I’ve always liked the idea of black board wall, and honestly really liked the look of it.
They even have little macaroons! It was easy to get distracted, but we had to focus on our mission: cronuts! Though at this bakery they call them Frissants, which I think sounds nicer, though essentially the same.
The bakery had 2 flavours when we went. Apple cinnamon and spiced pumpkin. I have never been a big fan of pumpkin anything, but we ordered one each, though the pumpkin with hesitation. Funny enough, we both ended up like the pumpkin better than the apple. The apple one was a bit too sweet. I saw on instagram some other people sharing pictures of their frissants, and there were many other flavours…which just means we’ll need to go back and try more!
And without further adieu, here’s a profile picture of the frissant in all it’s glorious oily sweetness. YUM!
143 East 3rd Avenue (off Main Street)
Vancouver, BC V5T 1C7
Monday to Friday: 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday and Holidays: Closed