1303 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X5
Enjoy the globally inspired sweet and savoury at this bustling bakery.
|Cuisine Type |||Bakeries|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Commercial Drive Station|
|Cross Street |||Charles Street|
|Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-7PM; Sat: 9AM-6:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
Elizabeth’s Bakery is like a set of a comedy play: Its low prices and delicious range of globally inspired baked goods attract an eclectic range of Commercial Drive residents who vie for space at the cramped counter. The staff is extremely friendly and jovial and manages the rushes like pros. Most customers pop by to grab a take-out treat, but for those who want to stay and enjoy a soup and sandwich there’s only one coveted table for two and it has a maximum stay of 20 minutes. On nice days, your best bet is to enjoy your treat in the nearby Grandview Park. Absolutely everything on the shelves at Elizabeth’s (save the day-old discounts) is baked fresh daily in the on-site kitchen.
Creampuffs and Cookies and Croissants, Oh My!
If you have a sweet tooth you’d like to indulge, Elizabeth’s can always accommodate. The bakery has an excellent range of treats including squares, tarts, pies and cheesecakes. The cookie selection at Elizabeth’s is well known on the Drive: In addition to the usual suspects like peanut butter and chocolate, there are also fancy choices like cartoon character replicas, macaroons, bird’s nests and spritz. Elizabeth’s is also big on breads and offers a wide variety of loaves and buns, as well as pre-made sandwiches.
Commercial Drive attracts people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, and Elizabeth’s welcomes them with globally inspired choices. On the savoury side, you’ll find Cornish pastries, Jamaican patties, Indian samosas, British chicken potpie and Italian focaccia. And for those who want to sample the flavours of the oceans, there are B.C. wild sockeye salmon rolls. Once known as Elizabeth’s Hungarian Bakery, the shop has dropped the “Hungarian,” but still carries some sweets from the country such as linzer tart and kremes.