Chez Christophe Chocolate Patisserie is a French-inspired bakery located in Burnaby Heights best known for their handmade chocolates, delectable sweets and pastries. Prior to the opening of Chez Christophe, the owner, Chris, previously worked at the award winning Cin Cin Restorante+Bar as head pastry chef. They recently expanded to a new location doubling in size from their old location just across the street on Hastings. The new space features a neutral concrete-and wood themed design boasting an upscale feel and ambiance.
I’ve popped by here several times since their grand opening last year to get my hands on their delicious croissants to go. For a change, I decided to come here for a sit down over the weekend with the boyfriend as I had a huge craving for croissants. Timing was absolutely perfect since they are currently participating in the annual Hot Chocolate Festival that runs until February 14. Walking in at 11:30am, all seats were taken except the high chairs by the countertop. I wasn’t too happy it but we had to make do. Luckily, a group of two were just finishing up, which totally changed the whole dining experience. Seating here is pretty tough so I would suggest coming here much earlier if you want to sit comfortably!
Breakfast in Burnaby ($6.95) White hot chocolate featuring a maple drizzle and pecan crunch inspired by french toast. Cacao Barry’s 34% Zephyr chocolate was chosen due to its smooth and rich texture which blends perfectly with whole milk. This was served with a mini brioche bun. The white hot chocolate was definitely on the sweet side, but it was quite enjoyable. The maple drizzle and toasted pecans really complemented the creaminess of the crafted white chocolate.
Mini Brioche Bun to go with Breakfast in Burnaby. The bun was soft and slightly chewy.
Tropical Storm ($6.95) Rich and decadent dark hot chocolate featuring a spiced pineapple gel. Made with Cacao Barry’s 65% Haiti Single Origin chocolate which has fruity notes with rich cocoa flavour. Served with a coconut marshmallow. I wasn’t a fan of the pineapple gel and coconut marshmallow pairing. However, the quality of the dark chocolate component of this drink was absolutely divine! You could definitely taste the high quality of the dark chocolate. I ended up drinking most of this one 😛
Double Baked Almond Croissant ($4.45) Boyfriend chose the double baked almond croissant since he’s a huge fan of Batard Bakery’s double baked croissants. Double baked croissants are much denser, crunchier, and slightly sweeter. He enjoyed his croissant, but still prefers Batard’s version more ! I had a few bites and thought the croissant had a good crunch while the inside had a moist and sweet filling!
Pain au Chocolat with Hazelnut ($3.85) This is a must order when you come here! It’s Chez Christophe’s take on the French classic made with chocolate and hazelnut filling. The croissant was extremely buttery and flaky and fresh. Quite the treat! 🙂 I love both the regular and double baked version of this! 🙂
Chez Christophe is a solid bakery that consistently delivers with their stunning selection of sweets and pastries. Come check it out yourself.. you won’t be disappointed.
4717 Hastings St
Contact: (604) 428-4200