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April 18, 2018

Need a Jump Start?

There was a time when muffins could be considered as wedges of cake in disguise! Once the basic batter was dissected + the sugary toppings with artificial flavours were exposed, what was really left was a delicious dessert. But things are changing….the understanding of nutrition is evolving + bakers all over are switching direction. That’s not to say that everyone doesn’t enjoy a piece of cake now + then and it certainly doesn’t mean that every muffin needs something to boast about, but it does mean that there are more certifiably healthier choices out there.

After receiving positive reviews from our loyal customers about a few of our healthier muffin options, our bakers have decided to add another addition to our muffin line. And in keeping with our mission of trying to offer something for every dietary need, this one happens to be gluten free! Meet the new Quick Start Gluten Free Muffin. It’s full of everything you need to get a jump on your day: gluten free oats, flax seeds, dates, chunks of rhubarb, blueberries + walnuts. With a little more to offer than your basic favourite, it is healthier, moist, insanely delicious + of course, gluten free!

Visit us for a try + while you’re here, consider one of our other fan favourites: Gluten Free Fruit + Nut, Morning Glory, Oat Bran, Sugar Free Fruit or Vegan Chocolate. While we can’t promise a solution for every dietary concern, we are trying to promise a little something for everyone…one bite at a time!

We hope to see you soon!

Happy Spring!

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March 20, 2018

Spring has Sprung!

There are several months of the year that shine, but one of the months with the most to boost is March! Not only is Daylight Savings in March, giving us that extra hour of daylight we crave this time of year,  but it is also the first day of Spring….a new season with lots to offer!

If you have taken the time to look outside you will note the once bare trees now have buds. Flowers are emerging from the ground + the days are warmer + brighter! Windows can now be opened during the day letting in a fresh breeze + more time can be spent outdoors. All this magic creates a spring in our step + we feel this is cause for celebration!

And nothing tastes more like Spring than our popular Lavender Latte. Our roasted espresso is slightly sweetened with lavender + lemon zest. It’s the perfect combination of soothing flavour + energizing espresso which we describe as ‘aromatherapy meets caffeine therapy’. We think it’s pretty special + can’t think of anything better to put a spring in your step!

Come visit us at any of our 9 locations + give a toast to Spring with a Lavender Latte!

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February 22, 2018

Sweet Treat for a Great Cause!

A kind gesture can go a long way but who would have thought that the kind acts of two Nova Scotia teens would start such a positive revolution? The teens bought + distributed 50 pink shirts after a male ninth grade student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. This was the boys’ way of taking a stand against bullies. The concept gained traction and has become synonymous to standing up against all forms of bullying….years later the official Pink Shirt Day was introduced + every year the support for Pink Shirt Day gets bigger + louder! And Take Five Café is proud to be part of the movement!

For the NINTH consecutive year, Take Five Café is supporting the amazing Pink Shirt Day campaign through the sales of Pink Cupcakes with all proceeds going to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.  Over the past eight years, over 12,000 cupcakes have been baked + sold with a total donation of just over $14,000!! And this year we are hoping to sell more!

But we need you + time is running out! Until the end of February, cupcakes are available at all of our 9 Take Five Café locations.  You can drop in + buy one for a friend or two but even better, you can place a large order for business meetings, classroom parties or special events by calling our Catering Department directly: 604.697.9050. Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 28th – the perfect day to have cupcake treats on hand!

Together we can make a difference and stand up to bullying at home, at school or at the workplace. Take Five Café is proud to support such an important cause and hope you will consider doing the same.

So what do you say? Sweet treat for a great cause….the cupcakes are calling!

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October 24, 2017

Antioxidants in Disguise!

Have that stuffy, coughing, aching feeling?…

Then we have a tea for you! Our new Elixo Tea is made with stone ground rooibos tea leaves, ginger, citrus, all natural honey crystals + cayenne pepper.  It also includes camu camu berries, an Amazonian fruit with very high levels of all natural Vitamin C. The antioxidants in Elixo helps fight colds while the ginger + citrus are known to boost energy…. cayenne pepper adds to the flavour but is also great for clearing sinuses! But with so many great medicinal properties, does Elixo Tea taste good?!

Elixo Tea is surprisingly delicious! The citrus base adds a bit of tartness while the sweetness from the honey crystals keeps the bitter away! The cayenne pepper is not over powering, but does add a peppery bite at the finish. Combined with a hint of ginger, the flavour will rev up the palate + energize your senses.  This tasty tea truly is a cup of antioxidants in disguise!

Visit us at Take Five Cafe + experience the tasty health benefits of Elixo Tea!

Elixo Tea Pic

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September 26, 2017

Stone Ground Tea
Our New Fall Favourite!

Everyone loves the slow days of summer. It’s a time for vacations, longer evenings + the skies are brighter. But there is something about the falling leaves of Autumn that makes us realize, we are ready to move on. More than the excitement of returning routines, the fall brings new episodes of our favourite shows, new activities to try + new fall favourites to enjoy! And Take Five Café is doing just that! Sharing new flavours!

Introducing our new Stone Ground Teas. Made from stone ground black teas from India, our teas are blended with organic cane juice + other natural ingredients to produce amazing flavours! Our classic London Fog has bergamot + all natural vanilla, while our Authentic Chai includes spices like ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves + cardamom. And why is stone ground tea so special? Because instead of soaking the leaves in hot water + removing them, the tea leaves are ground into a fine powder + whisked into your beverage for sipping. Natural nutrients in a cup – our cup of tea!

Visit us at Take Five Cafe + discover the magic of Stone Ground Tea!

StoneGroundBlackTea

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July 27, 2017

Steeped Iced Tea – A Specialtea!

All things iced are refreshing when hot! But all things iced are not created equal!

Our teas are steeped fresh resulting in teas with a deep aromatic taste. They are then blended in house with other flavours to create unique + delicious iced tea recipes. Choose from Mango Iced Tea or Hibiscus Berry Iced Tea. Add lemonade for a twist or create your own spin…just ask our baristas.  And if you don’t find a version that quenches your thirst; you can always enjoy a glass of our Strawberry Lemonade. Either way, we have your thirst covered!

Visit us + grab a steeped iced tea or lemonade blended with ice. Nothing beats a refreshing cool drink on a hot day!

Iced Teas

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January 18, 2017

Staying Warm in the Cold

For most, hot chocolate brings back fond memories…

Of catching snow flakes as they fall + making snowmen 3 feet tall
With carrot noses, rocks as eyes, wearing scarves + hats of every size.
Making crunching sounds with each step, with boots too big + feet quite wet.
Of sledding down a small park hill, wearing toques + ear muffs to beat the chill.
Or eating snow when feeling hot + throwing snow balls trying not to get caught.
Sporting red rosy cheeks , dripping  nose, very cold fingers + frozen toes.
Going home to undress layer by layer, the scent of chocolate filling the air.
And seeing hot cocoa at the table + taking sips when one is able.
The taste of chocolate never gets old, a delicious way to stay warm in the cold!

We have the perfect Hot Chocolate waiting for you! With the cold snap still in the air, nothing is more delicious than savoring a rich Hot Chocolate beverage. And what’s better than a Classic Hot Chocolate? Try our Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate.  Wherever you hope to be on cold days this season, let one of our hot chocolates transport you!

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September 23, 2015

The leaves are changing + so is our feature drink!

What a better day to re-introduce our Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte than the first day of fall! The leaves are changing, the weather is chilling – change is in the air. Some things are so good you need to bring them back + our limited edition Fall Favourite is available once more – Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte.

What makes the Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte so delicious? Bourbon infusion + sea salt + caramel all paired with our roasted espresso! Add perfectly steamed milk + you have great, amazing flavour!  Don’t believe us? Visit us at any one of our 10 locations + give one a try. But hurry, cause like all seasons….our feature drink will change!

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January 12, 2015

New Year New Choices!

Veggies or Hot ChocolateNow we know the New Year is full of resolutions. Promises we make to ourselves and others as to what we will continue to do and not do. Will we become more organized? Exercise more? Eat healthier? For those of you who are interested in a healthier approach we have our wonderful fruit + veggie smoothies. With 5 servings of fruit or 5 servings of fruit + veggies in every cup, it’s a win win either way.

But if you’re hanging on to the cozy comforts of the holiday season, we also have some great new choices for you. With the cold snap still in the air, nothing is more delicious than savoring a rich Hot Chocolate. And what’s better than a Hot Chocolate? How about a choic
e between two – Classic Hot Chocolate or our new Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate. The classic version is a reminder of the comforts of home – sitting in your favourite chair in front of a burning fire, while the other evokes the tastes of a Caribbean holiday with that added tropical touch. Wherever you hope to be on cold days this season, let one of our hot chocolates transport you!

So for this new year and this new you, we’ve got you covered with lots of new choices. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!

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September 23, 2014

All Good Things do not Need to Come to an End!

Some things are so good you need to bring them back! Our limited edition Fall Favourite is available once more – Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte.

It’s a delicious combination of custom roasted espresso, perfectly steamed milk,  infused bourbon, caramel + sea salt. These all play together to create an amazing flavourful experience that seems perfect for Fall weather and cozy sweaters. Don’t just take our word for it though. Visit us at any one of our 9 café locations throughout Vancouver and the lower mainland + give one a try. But hurry, because although there will never be an end to this delicious latte, it will only be available each fall!

Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte cropped

 

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