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  • Crème Brûlée,
  • Tea,
  • Waffles,
  • Macarons,
  • Coffee,
  • Dessert,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
245 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2B2
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Meet the owner

After working as an automotive refinisher for nine years, Daniel Wong decided that he was ready for a career change. Looking for a change of pace, he enrolled in culinary school. “I figured that even it I didn’t want to do it as a career, cooking was a good life skill,” he recalls.

After finishing cooking school, Daniel looked for his niche in the restaurant business. He discovered that there were aspects of the industry he didn't like – transient front-of-house staff, hot-tempered chefs, and so on – so he decided to open his own small business and “see how it went.”

“It was difficult to decide what to do, though, because so many things have already been done in Vancouver," he explains. "In one of the courses I took in culinary school, we had covered crème brûlée, and I knew there was a lot of potential in that. It has a similar base to ice cream, so it can be endlessly adapted with different flavours.”

After settling on a concept, Daniel chose to set up his specialty dessert shop in Chinatown on the Union Street strip. “It’s really a trending area that is becoming more interesting and diverse, and downtown is just way too expensive,” he explains. When he found a location that faced onto green space, and could accommodate a small patio out front, he was thrilled. “Often, businesses face other businesses, so I’m really happy to have a park across the street. It’s nicer to look at, and it’s more relaxing.”

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Date night restaurants in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Date night restaurants in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Want to end your Chinatown date night on a sweet note? There are no fewer than 16 varieties of liquor-based and vegan crème brulee on offer at this cozy dessert joint on Union Street. Inventive flavours range from fresh and fruity (mango passion fruit) to sinfully sweet (dulce de leche) to pure novelty (Frosted Flakes). Alternatively, split a Liege-style Belgian waffle drizzled with Nutella or salted caramel sauce. There isn’t a lot of seating inside this pocket-sized dessert café, so you may want to grab a couple of hot cocoas and take an evening stroll together through the vibrant neighbourhood.

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Date night dessert spots in Vancouver

Date night dessert spots in Vancouver

At Crackle Crème, you’ll find beautiful and delicious small-batch desserts served in a cozy environment. The menu features more than 15 flavours of delicious artisan crème brûlée served in delightfully cute little jars. Other options include sweet Liege waffles drizzled with Nutella or salted caramel, hand crafted ice cream, or sweet-and-simple hot cocoa. Located just a few doors down from The Union and within walking distance from many of Chinatown’s cool eateries, Crackle Crème is a charming choice if you need a sweet treat after an early dinner.

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