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The Best Pastry & Coffee Pairings at Our Bakery in North Vancouver

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What better way to enjoy our delicious cakes and pastries at our bakery in North Vancouver, than with a steaming cup of hot coffee? Luckily, coffee comes in as many types, flavours, and tastes as cakes and pastries. But, which pastries pair best with which coffees and roasts?

Everyone has a different love for coffee, some not at all. But for those that are coffee fanatics, they might spend a lifetime scouring websites and shops for the perfect brew. Once found, it’s only a matter of time before they begin to look for the perfect accompanying snack or breakfast. Just like different types of wine like white, red, rose or sparkling have perfect pairings, the same applies to coffee blends and roasts.

Taste is based on a few key factors like:

  • Temperature
  • Roast
  • Aroma
  • Taste
  • Sight
  • Where the coffee beans were grown
  • How they were roasted

What affects how well coffee pairs with pastries?

  • Bitterness
  • Acidity
  • Temperature
  • Sweetness level
  • Accompanying flavours
  • The presence of milk

Plain Croissants & Breads

The simplicity of the perfect butter croissant, simple bagel, or bread makes choosing the right cup of coffee easy. Our bakery in North Vancouver pretty much pairs with coffee on every occasions and mood. It might be nice to choose something full of flavour, sweetness, and richness, something like a latte or cappuccino. The savoury and neutral notes in the bread or croissant will balance out beautifully with the sweetness and richness of the latte or cappuccino.


Blueberry muffins are unique in their taste and flavour. They’re juicy and sweet and need a full-bodied coffee. One from South America can work beautifully as it’s full-bodied, light, and fresh, perfectly balancing out the intense flavours of muffins.

Fruit Tarts & Danishes

The fruity, flowery, and rich flavours of fruit tarts and danishes are already strong and can be overpowering if paired with something like a flavoured coffee. Go for a dark roast that’s full-bodied and robust, it will perfectly balance out the sweetness and aroma of these treats. Contrast and balance working in harmony is the key to a great flavour experience.

Donuts & Cinnamon Buns

Chocolate donuts, coffee cakes and cinnamon buns: a childhood and adult favourite. Blends from South America like Guatemala or Colombia are perfect. They’ll contain natural notes of chocolate and cinnamon, helping create a well-rounded, harmonious experience.

Cookies & Cakes

Intensely sweet and aromatic, cookies and cakes pair well with South American, dark-roast blends, as they create a beautiful balance of flavour.

If you’re looking to try out an intensely rich, luxurious and beautifully flavoured coffee, we offer a wide selection to choose from at our bakery in North Vancouver. Drop by after work or grab some pastries and coffee to take home to your family over the weekend!

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