Coffee at Thomas Haas Chocolates

Thomas Haas Chocolates

I’m not even trying for dramatic effect when I say that I’ve been meaning to go to Thomas Haas for years!

Seriously, I’ve wanted to visit the café since the first location opened in 2005, back then I used to buy Thomas Haas chocolate bars at the Whole Foods in West Van, my favourite were the matcha tea bars, I used to load up on them when they’d go on sale.

Thomas Haas Chocolates

Several long years later, having eaten my way through the newer patisseries that have cropped up in the city, I ran out of reasons not to go to Thomas Haas.

So on a dark rainy Saturday, we went for coffee at Thomas Haas Chocolates, at the North Van location tucked away in a quiet industrial area with nice views of downtown Vancouver.

Thomas Haas Chocolates
Thomas Haas Chocolates Thomas Haas Chocolates

It was an afternoon of very few plans, one of those where you pull up a stool at a café, savour delicious coffee and delicate pastries, and linger – I’ve dubbed these ‘coffee & chat afternoons’ and I plan on having a lot of these this year.

And that’s exactly what I did; sat, enjoyed my coffee and had a great conversation… and took some photos

I love the other times when there’re no conversations too, just a few unobtrusive moments to just be and reflect.

Thomas Haas Chocolates
Thomas Haas Chocolates

Seating was limited and the place packed, yet it was a friendly and comfortable atmosphere with pastries and confections beautifully showcased, and a welcoming staff.

I had almond milk mocha with my almond croissant – it was perfect!
The croissants were buttery and flaky with lots of layers, and the mocha smooth and chocolaty, just what you’d expect from an award-winning pâtissier.

Thomas Haas Chocolates
Thomas Haas Chocolates

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  • Reply coconutandberries

    An almond milk mocha and an almond croissant sound heavenly! Love the picture of your coffee cup with the lipstick 😉
    Just had a peek at their website and all the chocolates sound divine- dark chocolate rooibos?

    30 January, 2014 at 4:21 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Thanks! Everything there is heavenly. Can’t wait to go back… maybe I’ll have a dark chocolate rooibos for you 🙂

      30 January, 2014 at 10:48 am
  • Reply What should I eat for breakfas

    Great you did it 🙂 almond milk mocha sounds dreamy

    30 January, 2014 at 6:54 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Thanks Maarta! It is indeed dreamy 🙂

      30 January, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    Sounds like the perfect place to linger.

    3 February, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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