3 Quarters Full is a new Taiwanese Café in the West End neighbourhood at 1789 Comox Street. It is located at Denman Place mall and walking distance to English Bay. The space is minimalistic with reclaimed wood focused furniture, industrial fixtures and white aesthetics. Open kitchen concept where customers can watch the pastry chefs at work. I love the bar seats by the window!
Reminiscent of our time Taiwan, this café offers a lot of fresh pastries, bread and loaves like matcha, sesame, red bean, taro, pineapple, green onion buns. These sell out quickly, so it is best to come early or call to reserve. 3 Quarter Full’s signature menu items includes the gua bao, Taiwanese basil popcorn chicken, and vegan fried tofu. The baos are $6.25-6.95 each but together with a soup or drink is only 9.50.
Their drinks menu includes espresso beverages (using 49th Parallel coffee beans), tea, shaker tea, milk tea and slushes. I LOVE their Taipei Fog – oolong tea based instead of the traditional Earl Grey.
Gua Bao 6.25: a moist steamed bun with braised pork belly, crushed peanuts, cilantro and preserved vegetables.
Crispy Pork Floss Sandwich 6.50: layers of crispy pork floss and cucumber, mayo and soft poached egg yolk to complete the flavors. This was my favorite breakfast sandwich in Taipei!
Taiwanese Fried Tofu: crispy tofu with pickled cabbages. Great bite sized savory treat that wasn’t too salty!
Taiwanese Basil Popcorn Chicken: I loved how these were not greasy and had a good blend of spices which makes this the perfect snack!
By this point my camera has run out of battery but you should take note of their light, airy and fluffy NaiDong (Taiwanese cake roll) 奶凍捲.
I’m excited for this new Taiwanese café. Needless to say we will be back.
3 Quarters Full
Cuisine: Taiwanese Cafe, Coffee Shop, Bakery
1P5, 1789 Comox St, Vancouver, BC V6G
Nosh and Nibble says
That looks like a lot of crushed peanut or maybe I've just been having the wrong Gua Baos. How was the balance between dry peanut and savoury pork belly?
actually a lot of the peanut dust falls off as you are picking up the bao to eat it. So it really isn't very overwhelming. flavor and texture was quite good. Let me know when you end up going 🙂