Finch’s Tea & Coffee House is a charming mixture of your grandmother’s kitchen and attic – rickety and sturdy wooden chairs, pale green pantry, bright flowers, a wireless, fruit nectars and an extensive tea list, spotted mirrors, fresh cookies, and simple, fresh food.
Finch’s trademark is their baguette sandwiches, delivered to your table on squares of parchment paper or tied up with twine to go. Their full vegetarian baguette is to die for, stuffed full with avocado, cucumber, red onion, tomato, cheddar, lettuce, and dijon mustard. That oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is perfect. Chewy, soft, with a bit of crunch. You’ll come away from breakfast or lunch at Finch’s feeling satiated but energetic, full of delicious food instead of weighed down by traditional restaurant fare.
Things can get beyond crowded here, with line ups out the door, so fair warning – try to stop by a bit before or after regular lunch and breakfast times, or head out to the Finch’s outpost in Strathcona.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House: 353 West Pender, at the corner of Homer. 604.899.4040