Since Steph (krispybites) is leaving Vancouver forever/indefinitely, Janice (goodeat) and I decided to have a final gettogether at Finches Tea & Coffee House in downtown. Did you know 50/50 was filmed here?! Joseph Gordon Levitt stepped foot in here before! Gah! 😀
For some reason, Finches gave me a really hipster vibe. Maybe it was the decor, the staff, and the expensive but well crafted sandwiches.
Their menu is written on chalkboard in very cursive writing so it was a bit hard to read. However, I did some research before I came so I had an idea of what I was going to get already. 😛
Steph ordered the Hot Chai Latte and it was filled to the brim. It was so full that she actually spilled a bit while trying to carry it over to our table.
Steph also ordered a Cheese Plate and it consisted of a pear, walnuts, grapes, brie, and crackers.
Janice ordered the Baked Blue Brie Baguette ($8.95) and it looked mighty delicious. I think Janice enjoyed it as it was a hearty and filling sandwich.
I got the Pear and Brie Baguette ($8.95) and it had pear, blue brie, proscuitto, and walnuts. The sandwich was wonderfully presented and you could tell they put a lot of time and effort into crafting each piece.
The pear went really well with the prosciutto and it provided a refreshing aspect to the otherwise hearty and meaty sandwich. As well, I thought the walnuts would be weird inside a sandwich, but it actually acted as a great crunch-er. I loved how I get a crunch around every two bites. 🙂 Keeps the sandwich interesting! Lastly, the blue brie was amazing. It had the fat consistency of double creme brie but it had the sharp, full bodied flavour of blue cheese. Overall, it was just a perfect sandwich.
Based on these reasons:
- pricier but better quality baguette sandwich
- very hipster atmosphere
- check out the movie 50/50 and see Joseph Gorden Levitt order from Finches!
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5