The Heights in Burnaby is an iconic neighbourhood, full of bustling restaurants, great cafés, groceries and other local businesses.
If you’re running errands and in need of a coffee and cake break, here’s five cafés to check out along Hastings Street.
Caffé Divano/Gabi & Jules
Get ready to relax at Caffé Divano and Gabi & Jules at 4568 Hastings St. With coffee roasted by local maker Pallet Coffee, a vast assortment of baked goods (made from scratch daily), and an excellent selection of paninis, salads and quiche, this is a great place to kick up your feet and recharge.
Nuvola Gelato & Dolci
Head into this Italian gelato, pastry and cake shop at 4712 Hastings St. With flavours like mango cheesecake gelato, spumoni, the menu is ever-changing, but always delicious. Don’t forget Bignè, Italian custard poufs filled with cream, or a delicious array of other cakes.
Chez Christophe Chocolate and Pastries
Time to delight in delectable Swiss chocolate at Chez Christophe, located at 4717 Hastings St. With cakes and tarts galore, there’s beautifully designed chocolates for you to munch on (or gift to others). You can also sit down and enjoy a traditional cappuccino, flat white, matcha latte and more.
Whatever your coffee needs may be cortado, flat white, caramel macchiato, or a good old-fashioned drip coffee, Caffè Artigiano at 4359 Hastings St. has got you covered. Pop in for coffee and before you know it, you’re leaving packed with a citrus loaf or ham and cheddar croissant.
Fior di Latte (FDL Café)
This sweet patisserie and cake shop serves up tasty gelato and frozen yogurt. At 4233 Hastings St. E #100B, grab a hearty sandwich, almond florentine or pistachio gelato – made in house!
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