Trees Organic Cafe

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It’s been a while since I have revisited this place. Then one night my friend picked it again so I get to have their yummy cheesecake again. If you are looking for something similar to Cheesecake etc, then you are at the wrong place. Their cheesecake texture is very different. Trees Organic is more of a New York Cheesecake style where the cheesecakes are more dense and stiff.

From left to right:

Chocoholic Cheesecake – super rich of chocolate, I am not sure how much chocolate they have put into this cheesecake but if you like chocolate and cheesecake then this is the cheescake for you.

The Sin – Chocolate cheesecake with sour cherries, after trying this place several times I still like this one the best. Maybe it’s the sour cherries balancing with the rich chocolate. But no matter what it is, I am just in love with this one 🙂

Blueberry Cheesecake – This one is much lighter than the other two, and I almost felt that the texture is also lighter (or I am just dreaming..) This is a good one if you don’t like rich desserts, light with lots of blueberries.

PS: This is a very energetic place with live bands and music during different times. Be sure to check out their music schedule on their website if you want to enjoy coffee, cakes and music. But if you want a place to chat then I would suggest elsewhere because the music can get quite loud.

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George Ultra Lounge & Bar

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After Candytown at Yaletown, I visited George Ultra Lounge with a few friends for food and drinks. It was such an energetic lounge, full of laughing customers and busy staffs. The section we were sitting in weren’t too dark, wasn’t just candle lights. A little bright from any lounges I have been. Therefore I am able to take photos of my food. 😛

This lounge has an extensive cocktails, martinis, wine and beer collection to choose from. All the cocktails came with interesting names, was a delight to order. But just a reminder that their drinks are not nice on the wallets at all.

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Gwen Stefani – Diamonds and gold are the name of the game! And for those on a Hollywood diet, it’ll score in that area too. A ‘poppy’ mix of Jasmine Vodka, passion fruit and coconut water. Such a beautiful drink, the look and taste of it. I really like how light and smooth it was to drink. And of course a pleasure to look at.

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Jack of Hearts Julep – This is a full on exciting mix of Calvados, apricot jam, lavender, balsamic syrup & mint. Not for those who are afraid to explore with their taste buds. The brandy is strong, so strong to a point I couldn’t taste any other flavour that the description had. Was disappointed and couldn’t finish this drink. 😦

Another drink I tried was Jewelled Apple – Inspired by the most amazing herbal tea we ever tried from Tea Palace, Covent Garden. Now the alcoholic version should grace the hand of every party girl, or boy! I really enjoyed this drink also, it has tea that balances out the sweetness from the alchol and gave it a nice fragance while you are sipping it.

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Arancini with Saffron. Arancini is basically a rice ball filled with mozzarella cheese which is breaded and fried. I could imagine how great this would taste with wine. With the tomatoe sauce was just delicious. Good balance of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black Cod Brandade – I didn’t know what it was and had to look up brandade online. 😛 But I sure don’t regret ordering this item. It is much like pate. black cod mashed into paste to put on top of crostini along with not too salty capers, the aroma of black cod and combination with the crispy toasted crostini was so yummy! But I do wish to have a little more crostini to finish all the black cod brandade. 🙂

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Of course last but not least the dessert – their dessert menu seems to be quite small and when I spotted this I just felt Christmas right away. So I had to order it. Warm Ginger Bread with Vanilla Ice Cream also had bits of syrupy ginger. Made this a nice winter dessert (and it was a cold cold night!). I loved this dessert with every bit. Now I want to make this at home. 😛

It is a nice environment to have a drink and a few snacks, though I wouldn’t recommend this for a dinner type of restaurant. If you looking for a continue of your night, this would be the place to go.

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It’s been a while since I have went back, so on a nice Sunday afternoon I revisit this place with two girlfriends. If it wasn’t that far away from home, I would definitely revisit more often. Once again so nice to smell the great coffee aroma in the air as I enter this place. But this time it was really busy (Saturday afternoon), fully packed and if it wasn’t my friend who got there early, I think we’ll have to wait for a bit for an available seat.


Decaf latte


I asked the staff which of the cake is seasonal (I always want to eat seasonal or limited time items. :P) and she recommended this one to me. I didn’t feel strong urge of chocolate, so I am happy with this fruity tart. Fresh raspberry with and crispy almonds on the side made this a very nice refreshing tart and worked really well with my latte. Sweet sour and creamy bitter, so perfect.


My friend arrived late and ordered the pear almond tart and I got to try it out. This one is a lot sweeter but tender soft center paired with crunchy tart shell.

Once again I enjoyed everything here!

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