The Bakehouse is a cozy bakery and restaurant in North Vancouver.
I went to the Bakehouse for the first time the other day for coffee and takeout pastries for a party. VERY unpleasant person at the cash register (would a smile kill you?) The coffee was fine, the pastries pretty good but she left a bad taste in my mouth..don't know if I will be returning
Ok, I like to eat good food, but I also don't want to be ripped off. That happened today.
My boyfriend and I went to the Bakehouse in Edgemont Village and ordered 2 large lemonades, a tuna melt and a wild salmon salad. We thought that a $30.00 lunch was expensive, but that it would be good. WRONG!
The lemonades, while home made was tiny for a large. $3.50? No way! People order lemonade hoping for a nice tall glass of refreshing pleasure. This was served without ice in a takeout coffee cup.
Next up - the salad and tuna melt. What a joke! The tuna melt was tasty enough, but not $9.50 tasty and no side? Just two SMALL pieces of baguette with melted cheese. Again, not worth the spend.
Finally, the wild salmon salad - a small bowl of romaine lettuce with a piece of fish on top. Not a big piece of fish, a small piece of fish. On top of that some crappy dressing. Totally not worth $10.50. Milestones makes a much better salad that is triple in size with more ingredients for just about $1.50 more. Come on now!
Don't take advantage of people in Edgemont Village because they have limited dining options! That's just plainly crass. Shame on you! Do better and either lower your prices or produce a better product. I will NEVER eat there again.
Two adults and a child stopped for lunch on a busy Monday. There was a short line waiting to order but service and food delivery was prompt. Seating was a bit crowded but not difficult. I had Roast Beef sandwich on multigrain, dressed with balsamic onions. Very Good. Wife had a boiled egg sandwich with generous filling. Our young guest had a half ham and spinach sandwich with delicious carrot soup. Desert included a nice shortbread cookie and a cinnamon sticky bun. Sweet. Coffee was fresh, hot and served in a large mug.
This is comfort food, made to order with quality ingredients. Baked goods that we sampled were excellent and choice was wide.
The menu on a wall board is fine with me because it allows them to change items easily and keep things fresh. I think the prices matched the quality fairly.
Have been to the Bakehouse several times. Its uniqueness is in the home-style cooking. The food itself is mediocre in terms of quality but it definitely doesn't taste or present itself like going out to dine food. It's like eating at Grandma's house...
It's a cramped odd little place. Good luck getting a tiny table and jostling yourself in line to order. It's chaotic and you have to be in a good mood to tolerate this place.
Food and beverages are ordered at the cash regiser, with the menu posted on the chalk board. Then they bring your order to you by calling out your name. Cutlerly, napkins are self serve so really there is no 'service' per se.
It's not cheap but during my last viist, I had the Chicken Mango Stew which was huge ($11.50). It was sliced chicken, mangoes, grean beens atop mashed potatoes and gray, with home made bread on the side The portion was substantial and very filling. You know you've had a meal when you have eaten there.
My companion had the Lamb Stew for the same price and it was such a large portion it couldn't all be eaten.
Their Hot Chocolate is excellent. Better than most baristas.
Try the West Van location on Marine Drive as it's much more spacious and you have room to breathe and enjoy your food.
After trying it on a Sunday morning, it quickly became a favourite breakfast spot. You're always welcomed with friendly greetings as if you're a regular and made to feel at home. The food is outstanding, try their chicken sausage! Their latte's are the best in North Vancouver. Even though the prices are a little higher, my starving student friends and I always choose the Bakehouse anyway.
I have been working in edgmont village for several months and have been disapointed in the fact that there is nowhere to eat. 1 morning outside deleneys my friend and I were talking about how there is nowhere in edgmont to get eggs & bacon in the morning and a woman directed us to the bakehouse. We arrived back at around 12:30 for lunch and The place was packed so we had high hopes. sorry to say we were let down!
The menu is on an awkward chalkboard that is hard to see from most of the restaurant but we shuffled through the crowd and tables to figure out what we wanted. I decided on soup and sandwich (8.95) my buddys ordered a roast beef sandwich (9.50) and a tuna melt (9.50). When one of my friends asked what came with the 10 dollar sandwich the woman at the cash register rudely replied it comes as a sandwich(it really comes with two grapes. When we finally got are sandwhiches we were overcomb with disapointed. The sandwiches were tiny. The other problem is they werent nearly good enough for this price tag. After we finished are food somone from the kitchen came out and stated "Finally you boys have been fed" Im gonna hope he was sarcastic.
I go to the Bakehouse all the time for tea and takeout pastries. I really like the place because of the very pleasant person at the cash register who smiles all the time. The tea was fine, the pastries are great. I will be returning.
Was here with a friend. We each had brought our 5 year olds after kindergarten. Right away the lady at the service counter asked us to keep our children with us and not to let them run around. Our children are well behaved and very quite. We did not like that sort of a comment.
The food is quite expensive and average. I consider this to be the last time ever that we will be dining here and will let our friends know of this experience as well.
NOT a child friendly place and staff need classes in Friendly customer service.
We stopped for Sunday brunch and had a good experience. We ordered a vegetarian sandwich and a grilled cheese. The veggie sandwich had a bit too much cream cheese, but it was good otherwise. Nice bread!
Grilled cheese also came with spinach and tomatoes, which I prefer over just plain melted cheese.
We sampled their date-blueberry bran muffin which was very tasty, and the blueberry pie slice, which was much too sweet for us. Pastry was good though. They have some nice breads and I liked their selection of baking, as I dig that stuff. Also liked the warm rustic country decor, and their patio because it's quieter than most.
Food is good, ambiance is cozy, service is decent. I'll be back when I come through Edgemont.