A few weeks ago my brother, also known as the author of “his take,” asked me to share some of my favorite restaurants on Couple of Yuppies. It took less than a millisecond for me to decide I wanted to write about Finch’s Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver. This past summer I was lucky enough to work around the corner from this local gem.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House has to be one of my favorite restaurants. It is the ultimate place to catch up with your girlfriends over a quick bite. If you like to take photos of your food (guilty!) then you will absolutely adore this place.
Besides delicious food that will find its way into your dreams, Finch’s is known for its artistic food presentation. The tables are adorned with freshly picked flowers, and the delectable salads and sandwiches are nothing less than a work of art. Prosciutto is arranged on the top of a salad like a rose in full bloom. It’s almost a shame to eat it, but it’s simply too good to resist.
I am embarrassed to admit that even though I have treated myself to Finch’s Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver a little more than I’d like to admit, I have only ever ordered two of the many items offered on the menu. In my defense, I can’t help but order the same thing because it is so darn good! The first time I visited Finch’s, I ordered the classic Pear and Blue Brie Baguette, and it was love at first bite. The sandwich consisted of prosciutto, blue brie cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, walnuts and pears (caution t.m.i. but my whole mouth just filled with saliva) all served on a whole wheat baguette. I also managed to gulp down the steamed soy and maple tea, along with an oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie the size of Whistler that we easily split between three people.
Original Photography by Lauren Nicole Foot
I’ve tried the salad version of the sandwich, which is equally delicious. The only real difference between the salad and the sandwich is that the salad comes with a baguette on the side and a lot more lettuce!
Fun fact: Finch’s Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver also makes an appearance in the film 50/50 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Authored by Lauren Nicole Foot of Crave Butter
Location: 353 West Pender, Vancouver, BC