My Nemesis

Overall – ☕️☕️☕️☕️ out of 5 Coffee – ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Food -☕️☕️☕️ ☕️☕️ Place – ☕️☕️☕️ ☕️

101 Carrie Cates Ct #110, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm Orderdoordash.comubereats.com

By Cathalynn Labonté-Smith © January 15, 2021

Nemesis, in this case, is actually my Friendesis. The Nemesis I mean is a chic cafe at Lonsdale Quay that I’ve been reluctant to write about because it’s already too busy. The pour over coffee and Americanos are choice but the pastries are divine. Crispy crusts plump with fresh creamy flavourful fillings. 

Behold, the Rum and Raisin Cruffin.

I went several times before the holiday season with three different companions and everyone was well pleased with the selections. I do feel like I’m perceived as doddering to the pert young staff. They can be somewhat curt behind their plexiglass fortress, but I’ll put up with anything to get my lips around those patisseries. I adore their cruffins. If you haven’t had one, a cruffin is when a muffin and a croissant have an angel baby filled with clouds.  

The seats are comfortably padded. The in-house bakery is bustling with mixers and bakers producing such cruffins and black forest croissants big enough for two to share. The meals that come out look impressive, including the iconic avocado toast. 

There are no outlets for the laptops and the wifi is borrowed from the shop next door, but there are washrooms down the hall. A rare find during the pandemic. Their social distancing protocols are strict, so you’ll need patience to wait outside. They only allow one customer in at a time to order, but it’s worth the wait. Warning, the place is extremely busy on the weekends. They aren’t graced with being on the water view side, but there’s plenty of people watching to enjoy on the Nemesis side. 

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