November 11, 2019

KAFFE | New in Town x Flourist Mill & Bakery x East Van

"This is not grocery store flour."
Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

Kensington–Cedar CottageEast Vancouver's new Flourist Mill & Bakery (formerly known as Grain) is the local brand's first proper brick-and-mortar shop and café from the well-known premium dry good purveyors.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

Full of clean lines and soft wood finishes, Flourist's 2,800-square-foot space is gorgeously illuminating and an ideal destination for a midday break in its hidden corner location on Commercial Street off 18th Avenue somewhere in between the nexus of Victoria Drive and Commercial Drive.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver
Iced Americano and sea salt chocolate chip cookie
From super simple breakfast eats, daily kitchen specials, the usual 49th Parallel espresso drinks, and other pleasing refreshments, Flourist has a little bit of everything as a charming sort of eatery meets café.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

It's hard to ignore the fresh smell and in-house flour milled right there. It's easy to tell they take their production quality and ingredients seriously.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

Everything from the assortment of toasts to their seasonal galettes and variety of sweets seems intriguing.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver
pumkin + spelt cake (with brown butter frosting) and hibiscus lemonade
Flourist's aesthetic and philosophy to producing ingredients extends from top to bottom as it's easy to see their dedication throughout every element of production.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

Regardless of the quality and thought behind the brand and baking, Flourist feels familiar and inviting in mostly the best ways possible as it all evokes a sense of quality and precision.

Flourist Mill & Bakery | Kensington–Cedar Cottage | Commercial Street, Vancouver

Flourist is already such an appealing destination for multiple reasons from its purveyance of daily stone-milled organic flours to its freshly-made bread or as a spot for coffee and bakery treats.


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