|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Desserts, Sandwiches, Soups, Bakeries|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Teas, Dessert|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Cross Street |||West 1st Street & Benwicke Street|
|Tue - Sat: 8AM-5:30PM, Sun: Closed|
Profile Last Updated: May 22, 2008
Step into Thomas Haas’s bakery and be prepared to swoon as the aroma of chocolate greets you. The chocolate fantasy continues as you browse the homemade chocolates and truffles as well as delectable gourmet desserts like Stilton Cheesecake and their world-famous Chocolate Sparkle™ Cookie. Everything tastes even better than it looks; no small feat in light of how gorgeous everything is! The desserts change on a seasonal basis and they also offer a variety of sandwiches like the Moroccan Chicken Panini and baked goods like the double-baked almond croissant.
Internationally-experienced & Award-winning! Thomas Haas is a fourth generation, award-winning pastry chef from Germany who, amongst other accomplishments, was the Executive Pastry Chef at renowned New York City restaurant Daniel. He was named one of the Top Ten Chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazine and even appeared on Martha Stewart’s show several times. At the Valrhona North American Pastry Team Championships in Los Angeles, Thomas was awarded First Place in every single category: Best in Chocolate, Best in Sugar, Best in Table Design and Best Overall. Local honours and accolades have continued to be bestowed upon him since opening his own business in Vancouver in 2000, as well.
Special Occasions or Wholesale Orders
Thomas Haas sells his handmade chocolates to fine restaurant and hotels all over North America and welcomes wholesale orders from others. He’s also available to create wedding cakes and wedding favours such as personalized chocolates perfumed with local items like BC wine and Fraser Valley hazelnuts and berries. He uses only the finest ingredients and shuns all preservatives and artificial flavours.
Worth the Trip
The North Van location is slightly off the beaten track, but a trip here is well worth it. If you’re lucky, you can catch a glimpse, through one of the portholes, into the massive kitchen where pastry chefs are busy at work. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Thomas Haas himself often mingles with regulars and newcomers alike.
Transit: Not easily accessible by transit
Parking: Yes (free)