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Best-known for her fresh-baked muffins and scones, Holli Wilson has brought her passion for baking to the new casual Truffles Café now open at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden.
“I love to bake,” Holli said. “I make everything from scratch and put a lot of love in it. Love is my favourite ingredient.”
Located in the new Living Building, the casual café was established after Nin Rai, owner of Truffles Fine Foods and L’Abbatoir Restaurant, successfully won the bid through an exhaustive RFP process.
The café features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Woodland Garden and Livingstone Lake. Seating ranges from small tables and chairs to comfy lounge chairs and a couch – providing a casual and relaxing ambiance. It is also the only location at VanDusen Garden with WiFi access.
The casual dining café will include fare made from fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast will include croissants, parfaits and burritos. For lunch there will be a hot item feature, two soups, salads, sandwiches, fruit salads and desserts. The affordable price menu has most items at $5 or less, with the most expensive item coming in at only $8.
Once spring comes around, this April, Truffles will offer Afternoon Tea, with traditional savoury sandwiches, sweet treat and black and organic teas. There will also be picnic baskets to take out into the garden this summer.
Truffles Café is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the new Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden, located at 5151 Oak Street between W 33Avenue and W 37 Avenue in Vancouver, BC.