Bon Bon Bakery
You know that people that live around 42nd and Victoria must really like their pastries because there’s at least 3 bakeries on the same block (on the same side of the block too). Bon Bon Bakery is located in the middle of the block and is a popular choice for their St. Honoré cake as well as their many different pastries.
The St. Honoré cake is named after the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré (yeah, I didn’t know they had a special patron saint for this either).
If you’re the kind of person who can’t decide what kind of cake they want, this is probably the cake for you. It’s got a little bit of everything all mixed into one glorious dessert… chocolate dipped puff pastries, sponge cake, whipped cream, choux pastry, pastry cream… yum!
But don’t just go for the cake… they also have a wide selection of small pastries that are just as awesome.
You can buy the pastries individually or get half a dozen for $7. Better yet, buy a dozen and get them cheaper.
Vanilla sponge cake topped with chocolate and candied orange. Chocolate covered rum ball (very good but I didn’t really taste a lot of rum in it).
Chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles (mmm!). Large cream puff filled with bavarian cream and covered with strawberry and chocolate icing (dare I say better than Beard Papa’s?).
The chocolate and vanilla cannolis were nice and flaky but I wish they were a little bigger.
They also have a nice selection of mini tarts, crostatas and mini cakes. Each one of these mini tarts was different and had their own unique tastes. The lemon crostata looked nice and lemony but could have used more lemon filling.
Do yourself a favour and make sure you pick up a bunch of their pastries!
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5
5807 Victoria Drive
Posted on May 2, 2011, in Bakery, Restaurant Review and tagged Bakery, Food, restaurant review, St. Honore Cake, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
Hi Penny and Rusty:
Glad to stumble upon a new food blog! I also have a food blog called chowtimes.com and I maintain a blogroll of all vancouver area food bloggers. Am going to add you to it. Hope it it OK with you!
Thanks… I’ve read your blog quite often and have found it very useful when trying to find new places to eat.
Penny and Rusty (and Sophie too)
i do agree that BB’s cream puff is better than BP. Have you tried Calabria (Victoria and 34th) before?
No I haven’t. Driven by the place tons of times but never really noticed it. Not sure why all of these bakery places don’t invest a little more money into the exterior to make it look more appealing to people. Thanks for the suggestion!
You will definitely have to go try it. I’m not sure what the closing hour is, but there were a few times where a lot of the pastries were gone by mid-afternoon (like eclairs, almond tarts). Love their biscotti too.
It’s on the same block as Fatty Cow hot pot (next block to dairy queen).
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