Waffle smackdown WE Cafe

WE cafe is located on robson st, close to the ramen epicentre of robson and denmen. Its been open since last fall and its still impeciabley clean. The black and white design keeps it looking fresh and modern. I’m not usually impressed by design, but I could stay in this cafe for a long while writing my epic bestselling novel…

As it is a cafe (with free wifi) it is important to note that there is a 3.89 min per person. This is about the same price as a medium cappuccio or a handcrafted drink (anyone know why its called handcrafted? I always feel like its made with more love and free spirits when I say “handcrafted drinks”. Starbucks has brainwashed me) . They also offer a selection of waffles, sandwiches, and dessert items.

I bought a voucher last dec from indulgene living and decided to use it. I came here on a beautiful rare saturday morning for brunch. I decided on waffles.

I have to admit that i have a love affair with waffles. I sing and dance when Iknow i will be eating waffles soon. Most people know and exploit this weakness.

Therefore im going to write a series of waffle reviews of wonderful waffles. This will be reviews on recipes and resturants. I hope to continue this series until the day I stop blogging.

So on to the actual review!

I ordered the waffle sandwich of strawberries and nutella and took a lot of bites of the sesonal fruit troi and here is the smackdown out of 5:

Crispiness 3

Due to the manufacturing of their waffle maker, it was only crispy on one side. The side that was crispy was good and had a solid crunch.

Topping 3

The fruit selection was good. Ingredients were fresh and the whipping cream was real cream. However they were not original. The waffle sandwich was two pieces of waffles with the toppings in the middle. I was expecting a thinner crisper waffle with a bulging toppings in the middle.

Prices 3

They were market price however the cafe was more on the expensive side.

Visual appeal 4

They were pretty. Especially the fruit trio

SMACKDOWN SCORE

Crispiness 3

Topping 3

Prices 3

Visual appeal 4

Will I return?

Maybe. Theres no novelty but the space was beautiful. This would be a better alternative to starblenzs in the area for a good chat with friends. I might try their desserts.

So here’s to the first review! Are there any restaurants you would recommend? Should I change up my critera? Send me any comments you have!

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Nutella Peanut Butter Bar/Fudge or I dream of nutella

What do you do when you realize you have guest coming over and JUST enough food to feed everyone? In my family… you make much more food.

So I frantically searched online for something that was easy to do, with ingredients in the pantry, and a potential crowd pleaser. I found these from Fresh and Foodie which I then changed it up a bit to reflect what I had in the kitchen. Please check out the original recipe to see their verison.

This is a no bake recipe, one pot and pan. Cleanup is minimal if you line your pan with parchment paper. Sounds easy right?

Grab some peanut butter, melted butter, icing sugar, graeme crackers, dump and mix. I used smooth peanut butter, but I would be tempted to use a nutty verision to give the bottom layer a bit more bite.

Next layer the peanut butter mixture in your lined pan. I used a square pan. Not the most attractive, I know! But next comes the nutella chocolate!

Melt the chocolate chips with the nutella until it is slightly melted. Try not to make it boiling hot or it may be hot for the bottom layer to handle.

Now spread the chocolate on top, trying to neat, balanced and all that jazz.

If you are like me and smear chocolate everywhere except on top the peanut butter its okay! You’re just going to cut it up and make it look pretty anyways.

See? All better 😀 happy eating

No bake nutella and peanut bars

Modified from this verison

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup  melted butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup  peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella

Instructions

  1. Grab some peanut butter, melted butter, icing sugar, graeme crackers, dump and mix.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips with the nutella until it is slightly melted. Try not to make it boiling hot or it may be hot for the bottom layer to handle.
  3. Now spread the chocolate on top, trying to neat, balanced and all that jazz.
  4. Place bars in fridge to chill and harden before serving. Best served cold



The Flying Wedge

The pizza was average. It reminded me of pizza hut –  chewy base, not crisp enough bottom. The tomato sauce was not too heavy and pretty minimal. I didn’t notice it at all. In all honesty, I’m not sure how The Flying Wedge got the WE Gold award for best pizza in vancouver. Maybe I got the wrong kind of slice?

They had a slice of the day special for 3.50 which was the veggie slice. Not too bad! The zucchini was sliced thin, cheese was melted, toppings to the brim for those who hate crusts. I don’t mind them… I believe the dough was whole wheat although it did not detract from the taste at all which was surprising!

I also had a bite of the pepperoni, which was okay. The meat was slightly spicy. It was mediocore pizza so I won’t make up adjectives to describe it, as I usually do for things that are stellar.

I went to the library square one downtown and the pizza was just warmed to the touch. I think I should of asked them to put it back for longer to get a better crispy crust.

One Bite Summary

Pizza that’s good when you are starving. There’s other awesomer pizza places around.

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