During the beautiful spring time in Vancouver and the most hellish and busy week for university students, Jacky and I went on a coffee shop date on Main Street. Our original plan was to go to Matchstick Coffee but since they were incredibly filled up, we unexpectedly came across Liberty Bakery + Cafe.
I loved everything about the cafe. To the little wooden steps leading into the shop to the light brown and white tones in their interiors. The cafe wasn’t too busy so we managed to find a small table next to the wall where we could work and talk with no disturbances other than the fresh smell of bread and pastries from their bakery.
The cafe was not big but the atmosphere was perfect for fika-ing. Since they had an open kitchen concept, we were always tempted to order more.
The window seats were all taken up so we sat across a wall with portraits hung on the wall. I couldn’t help myself but think how horrifying these paintings would look at night.
Perhaps sharing a drink with Jacky wasn’t a good idea because he drank it a lot faster than I did. Luckily, I was able to have a few sips and I could taste how caffeinated it was. Their mocha was far from watered down and it was quite rich with both coffee and chocolate flavours.
I would have gotten the Totoro cookie but the chocolate cake would last me longer throughout the afternoon. The cake wasn’t too sweet nor was it too cocoa bitter. I would have preferred it if it was more moist but it kept me alive and satisfied throughout my working session. I would order other pastries instead of the chocolate cake the next time I go back.