The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Chart the course for oven-facilitated affection with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of baked goods at Mix the Bakery, located in West Point Grey. This Groupon is not valid toward the bakery's catering services.
Mix the Bakery boasts a daily changing menu of fresh artisan breads, savoury soups, salads, and sandwiches, and sweet treats and desserts. Stop in for a loaf of the all-popular Zoey's super grain bread ($5.65), or curb carby cravings with the Yukon-gold-potato and herb loaf ($4.65). A bowl of house-made soup ($4.15–$5.95) is available in daily changing varieties such as chipotle corn and turkey or curried potato and cauliflower, promising a luscious liquefied lunch for diners arriving directly from the dentist or jaw-wirer. Round off meals with a satisfying stack of sugar, courtesy of the bakery's whole desserts, including chocolate oblivion cake ($21.95+), key lime pie with a coconut-graham-cracker crust ($21.95+), or a slice of sour-cream coffee cake ($2.40).
Owned and operated by two best friends, Mix the Bakery is adorned with brightly coloured walls and hanging backlit paper menus that radiate like overachieving oil lamps. Redeem this Groupon for a spontaneous sweet treat, or gift it to your bread-addicted secretary to hold him over until his nightly rye binge.
Mix the Bakery was named one of the "Best Things to Eat and Drink in Vancouver 2009" by Vancouver Magazine, and the Georgia Straight named the bakery a Critics' Choice for "Best Specialty Bread Shop."
- For a tuna salad sandwich the Tuna Waldorf was surprisingly light on mayonnaise, which kept it from being too heavy. The first thing we noticed about the panini was the walnut bits within the tuna that added more texture to the Panini and ultimately, made it more memorable. Another important mention would be the bread being really fresh. After being lightly toasted on the grill, the bread was super soft while the greens were still crispy and fresh. – Oliver, Trails of Bread Crumbs
- Next we had this Lucia Cake which is a cake top and filled with almonds. The outside of this cake is crusty and has a strong flavour of almond. – Suanne, Chow Times
- Unpretentious little hideaway for sipping coffee and enjoying fresh baked goods. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. – Mason the Practical Foodie, Urbanspoon