Coffeehouses & Desserts, Counter & Bar Service, Take-out, Wheelchair Accessible
Less than $20
Cash, Interac, Major Credit Cards
Getting There |
Bus 2A, 11
Cross Street |
Mon-Sat: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Located between Oak Bay Village and Estevan Village, Pure Vanilla is a popular place to meet for a coffee or lunch. The bustling café is reminiscent of those that line the streets of Paris, with its stylish décor, beautiful stone tables and benches, and relaxing atmosphere. On nice days, the sidewalk patio fills with people dining al fresco. If you prefer to nibble on the beach, which is a short walk away, Pure Vanilla offers picnic baskets in the summer months.
Cakes for every day and every occasion
Pure Vanilla is the go-to place in Victoria for specialty cakes. The bakery boasts an extensive menu of traditional and original cakes available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. If you have special dietary restrictions, Pure Vanilla will do its best to accommodate your needs.
The presentation of the cakes, complete with signature ribbons, is truly artful — they look almost too good to cut. Pies are also available and everything is made with the finest, purest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible.
Light lunches and sweet delights
Pure Vanilla is a great place to pop in for a coffee and croissant, or for one of the many other treats on offer. The café serves gourmet coffee by Caffe Umbria and an assortment of specialty teas. The cases of sweets tempt with choices like cupcakes, cookies and slices of pie, which can come topped with homemade ice cream. The muffins at Pure Vanilla are among the best in town, and different flavours are always being featured. If you’re in the neighbouhood for lunch, savouries include artisan flatbread, quiches, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and soups.