Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip held its grand opening event earlier this month. Roman and I attended and met the owners, Sherry Najafi and her husband. They were proud to share their cafe with the attendees, and even had a corporate rep from Texas attend. The concept behind the Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip started out in Texas back in 2000 and has grown with multiple locations in the US and a couple in Canada.
Upon entering, one is greeted by the sweet smell of delicious baked cookies. What is surprising about this Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip is its extensive menu, which offers cookies, brownies, ice cream, hot and cold beverages and savoury options. Yes, they have flatbreads, wraps and paninis for those whose sweet tooth isn’t as big as mine. They taste pretty good too! Having savoury options makes it a great go-to-spot for lunch, especially being situated on Howe and Nelson Street.
The cafe is spacious and bright and its decor includes words like “Enjoy” and “Relax”, which is a good reminder to take a sweet break in our busy lives.
The treats were sweet and delicious, and we even had the chance to decorate our very own cookie cake! Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip offers large cookie cakes that can be customized for any occasion. We were guided by Jolynn, the corporate rep from Texas, as she showed us tips and tricks on how to decorate with frosting. The theme was Halloween and we tried to replicate a pumpkin on our cookie cakes. Some attendees got very creative and drew ghosts and other festive images related to the occasion.
When they offered ice cream sandwiches with their signature cookies, Roman was on it (for the both of us, since I had forgotten my lactase). You can choose from a variety of flavours and you may choose the cookies you want to sandwich your ice cream in! Roman had the chocolate peanut buttercup ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies. Needles to say from the look on his face that it was very good!
Next time you’ve got a special occasion or event to go to and can’t think of what to bring, think of a cookie cake and get it customized at Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
980 Howe St #101, Vancouver, BC