We woke up on Sunday with a new plan: EAT LESS.  With the previous day’s richness digested, we prepared ourselves for a nice day out, and what better way to start off the day than with a lighter breakfast at Sciue Italian Cafe (which I can’t even pronounce so it’s always known as the place with the epic cannoli).

We happened upon Sciue on a family Christmas vacation to the Whistler/Vancouver area in 2008.  Our hotel happened to be near their Pender Street location and we instantly fell in love with their amazing cannoli.  It was probably the highlight of that vacation for me, no joke – that’s how good they are.

For this visit, we headed to their Yaletown location, which was closer to our hotel and near the Seaside Bicycle Route.  It was a perfect walk; the sun was shining and the streets were quiet.

Since it was Easter Sunday, the place was almost empty, except for a couple of people sipping their lattes and reading the paper.  I really love the interior of the cafe – it’s a warm, inviting space.

We noticed that the display case didn’t have any cannoli (it was actually pretty sparse), but then again it was only 9:00am and they’d just opened.  We approached the young gal busy making breakfast sandwiches near the pizza ovens and asked if they had any cannoli available.  Thankfully, they did, but they would have to bring them out from the back.  We had a choice of three flavours: vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.  I went with the tried-and-true vanilla, while Mark opted for the chocolate.  It must’ve been amusing to them for these two Asians to be ordering cannoli for breakfast, lol.

Mark also got one of their breakfast sandwiches with a soft-cooked egg, tomato, and fresh mozzarella on a ciabatta bun.  It went into the panini press and came out gloriously toasted.  Yum!

Mmmmmm…. delicious pastry tubes filled with smooth, decadent creamy filling. I think what makes their cannoli so amazing is the crispy pastry tube.  Plus, the filling isn’t overly sweet.

Breakfast of champions, complete with a latte and an Americano.

I couldn’t ask for a better start to the day.

Sciue Italian Cafe
126 Davie St
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 689-7263
http://www.sciue.ca

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