Hiel Cafe: Newish Cafe on Burnaby-New West Border
Hiel Cafe is located at the busy intersection of 6th Street and Tenth Avenue on the Burnaby/New Westminster border. Due to the traffic, and despite the parking lot, it can be difficult to find parking since street parking is restricted and the parking lot always seems full from the rest of the business complex that it’s located in.
On my first visit, I decided to try their Egg Avo Croissant ($8.25) as well as a London Fog. Their presentation is on point with a beautifully plated croissant filled to the brim with thinly sliced avocado, egg salad, and cheese. The London Fog was deliciously creamy… I don’t normally order this drink but I think I’m converted.
On a return visit, I ordered the Tuna Poke ($12) along with a Matcha Latte. As with my first visit, plating was pleasing to the eye and the environment was inviting.
The poke is not pre-marinated and comes with soy and wasabi on the side. Still, it was an enjoyable lunch with plenty of cubed pieces of tuna sashimi along with an assortment of tomato, corn, peas, pickled radish, seaweed, avocado, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, shredded nori, and pickled radish on top of the rice.
The following week, I came back to grab a quick sandwich and wound up ordering the Croissant Panini ($9) with ham, egg, lettuce, tomato, and sprouts as well as a Matcha Latte (bit disappointed that there was no latte art this time around). While the croissant has serious cross-hatched grill marks on the top, I found the ham on the inside was still cold. The croissant was still flaky but I think I preferred their non-grilled croissant better so I’ll have to remember that for next time I visit.
I returned on Hallowe’en for some eats and decided to try their Soufflé Pancakes served with strawberries, grapes, and whipped cream and paired it with a Hot Chocolate (complete with a Hallowe’en-inspired art on the top). It takes about 15 minutes for them to make this dish so be prepared for a bit of a wait. Ohhh… these pancakes were so soft, puffy and jiggly!
When the rainy weather finally arrived in late November, I came back for their London Fog and a Tuna Sandwich served on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and cheddar cheese. This time around, however, I decided to try their adjacent room which has a long, wooden communal table. This would make a great place to meet up with friends or to get a bit more privacy from the rest of the cafe.
Dropped by during Christmas Eve to grab a quick lunch… Prawn and Salmon Sandwich ($11.25) with a London Fog ($5). The plump shrimp and smoked salmon was accompanied with lettuce, sprouts, and cheese on multigrain bread and turned out quite nice.
One of my favourite cafes in the area.
7885 6th Street
Posted on December 31, 2018, in Cafe, Restaurant Review, Sandwiches and tagged Burnaby, Cafe, Croissant Panini, Food, London Fog, Matcha Latte, restaurant review, Sandwiches, Souffle Pancakes, Tuna Poke. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.