Inside Beaucoup Bakery & Café

Beaucoup Bakery & Café is a French patisserie with a 16-seat cafe in Fairview Slopes that opened in December 2012. While known for their viennoiserie (croissants, pain au chocolats) they also make a selection of other pastries, sweets and sandwiches.

Designed by interior designer Patty Kantymir Harsch in collaboration with Beaucoup owner Jackie Ellis (who previously ran a graphic design firm in Vancouver). They describe the visual design of the room as "French country design meeting bold, modernist touches".

The bakery and cafe are housed in a building built in 1961 and prior to opening the building underwent major renovations including the removal of a large section of the exterior cinder block wall that was replaced with new glass curtain walls. The industrial feel remains with the exposed steel beams and polished concrete floors which balances against the rest of the space dominated by white subway tiles and wainscoting along with the grey marble tables and counter tops.

Beaucoup gets their coffee from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters with Fetco drip brewed coffee available and espresso drinks prepared on their La Marzocco Linea. The cafe also has a selection of teas from Brooklyn's Bellocq Teas.

When the cafe is busy and there are no seats, you will soon find a new refuge across the street to enjoy your coffee and pain au chocolat. The City of Vancouver is constructing a new park and plan on finishing construction by mid-August 2014. The landscape architect for the park is Durante Kreuk which has worked on projects across the city for over thirty years including the landscape design on Westbank's "6 & Fir" condominium project next to the cafe on 6th Avenue.

 

Beaucoup Bakery & Café | beaucoupbakery.com | 2150 Fir Street (at 6th Avenue), Vancouver

Tuesday - Friday 7AM - 6PM

Weekends 8AM - 6PM

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photosLawrence Lee