Disclaimer: I was invited to a media event where all food was complimentary. Opinions are my own.
A small cafe serving French and Japanese-inspired pastries has been making big waves in the local foodie scene. Choco Coo Cafe is a cute and quaint cafe located in Coquitlam and their desserts are decadent and Instagram-worthy. I was invited to attend a media event organized by Instagrammer @sk_foodoholic recently where I got to sample their delicious desserts and learn more about their story.
Parisian-trained Pastry chef
Choco Coo Cafe’s kitchen is lead by Chef Henry, a Parisian-trained pastry chef who has worked at numerous fine dining establishments. Their pastries are freshly made in-house every day and uses high quality ingredients. For example, their popular matcha desserts are made with a premium matcha imported from Japan.
Coffee, Tea and lots of cake!
At Choco Coo Cafe, there is no shortage of sweet temptations. Most recently, their were named by Vancity Buzz as one of the best places in Metro Vancouver to enjoy a slice of cake and for matcha treats. They also serve luxury tea brand TWG; fruit tea drinks; and coffee by 49th Parallel.
Master Latte Art
I can’t name many other places that does latte art like Choco Coo Cafe. Just take a look at this amazing bear! Other super cute ones were Totoro and a cat.
What We Tried
Our tasting menu featured the following items:
- Red velvet
- Matcha Mousse
- Strawberry Cake
- Chocolate classic
- Raspberry Macaron
- Earl Grey Chocolate
- Blueberry Cheesecake
- Oreo Cheesecake
- Assorted coffee and iced fruit drinks
The matcha mousse is one of their most popular desserts. The crispy inner chocolate layer was incredible. It really provided a wonderful textural contrast.
Their cakes are light, moist, fluffy and not overly sweet. I quite enjoyed the flavours of the red velvet and strawberry cakes.
The raspberry macaron sandwich was absolutely adorable in terms of presentation. The crispy outer shell of the macaron was on point.
Check out my video of the *amazing* dessert table!
Overall Impression of Choco Coo Cafe
It was a pleasure to sample the fine desserts from Choco Coo Cafe. I enjooyed listening to Chef Henry share his passion for pastries and his work at Choco Coo Cafe. Certainly, these desserts were a labour of love. Choco Coo Cafe is an ideal place to cozy up with a good cup of coffee with amazing latte art along with a delicious dessert. Amazing presentation of the desserts which were very delicious in taste. Rating: 5/5 (based on the event)