Renowned James Bay resort opens the remarkably-anticipated Duo Cafe Bakery

In a flurry of smiles, brewed coffee, and delectable pastry preparations, the Duo Cafe Bakery at Inn at Laurel Place formally opened its doors on Thursday, February 1st!

This addition to the renowned lodge has now delighted equally visitors and the encompassing community community—conveniently located in walking distance of James Bay and Victoria’s Internal Harbour.

Duo Cafe Bakery is open up from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each working day and serves a series of mouthwatering baked treats, lunch items, and expertly crafted drinks. 

The area itself underwent a amazing transformation, as it was only a little brief seize-and-go coffee cutout just before, and now it is an warmly curated room with skilled finesse and thing to consider in each depth. 

In an interview with Victoria Buzz, Kimberley Vy, the Inn at Laurel Point’s Pastry Chef, claimed they are just one of the couple cafes that even now do all of their lamination by hand—which is the procedure of folding and rolling butter into dough about and in excess of once again to generate tremendous-skinny layers.

“There’s only a handful of bakeries that nonetheless make croissants from scratch, and we’re a person of them,”Vy included.

She also shared that the greater part of what they make is curated with an Asian-impressed flavour or fusion, as the masterminds at the rear of the mouth watering food stuff, which includes Kimberley, have ties to Asia and really like to carry out all those essences into her do the job.

“I also appreciate to aim on inventive aesthetics, that is anything I seriously pride myself on and I’m thrilled to existing that.”

When asked if she has any favourites, she promptly mentioned the Cheddar Bacon Scone becoming a single she’s most very pleased of—Victoria Excitement had the pleasure of sampling it, and can see why.

“I picture all the dads likely ridiculous for it, it is tremendous salty and is tremendous crunchy as very well,” Vy laughed.

“The dessert I’d like to highlight—I think it is pretty slept on—is the blackcurrant blueberry scone. It’s unassuming, but it is not like a normal scone. It has a crème de cassis glaze on it so it seals the humidity in.”

Crème de cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur, which the dried blueberries in the middle are also soaked in.

Vy said that she’s so fired up to be doing the job with these types of a excellent staff and wouldn’t be able to provide her visions to daily life with out them.

Almost everything is produced from scratch in-house—including their Karak chai, butter, gianduja (a hazelnut paste), and bread dough—so you know you are having the best high quality products each and every time.

“Quality substances with a concentration on nearby,” said Ian Daly, a Baker at Inn at Laurel Issue.

Some of their lunch products include a Smoked Albacore Tuna Sandwich, Soup of the Working day, and a Braised Beef Sandwich. 

Specialty coffee goods include a Smoked Butterscotch Latte and their housemade Karak Chai Latte, as very well as the Daily Duo—a pairing special to the new cafe. 

(Duo Cafe Bakery / Picture by Nevada Alde)

Not only is Duo Cafe Bakery centred all around excellent, it also mirrors Inn at Laurel Point’s motivation to sustainability by giving compostable to-go packaging, a loyalty method for normal patrons, and different other initiatives that make certain guilt-cost-free indulgence. 

“We’re psyched to open up the doorways of Duo Cafe Bakery to all our guests,” stated Eda Koot, typical supervisor of Inn and Laurel Stage.

“Duo pays tribute to our dynamic duo Paul and Artie Arsens, founders of Inn and Laurel Stage. It’s about honouring their gorgeous legacy to Victoria though innovating and bringing new ordeals to our friends, neighbors, and crew.”

So, just like Paul and Artie Arsens’ tactics and values, everything is designed and served with intention and appreciate!

Inn at Laurel Level has unparalleled sights of the city’s Interior Harbour and the breathtaking surroundings of the metropolis. They have 200 h2o and back garden perspective rooms and award-winning eating selections that generate a uncommon retreat proper in the heart of Victoria. 

Moreover, it is the initially-carbon neutral resort in British Columbia!

Head down and say hi there!

(Inn at Laurel Stage lobby / Courtesy of Inn at Laurel Level)

Duo Cafe Bakery

  • Where by: 680 Montreal Avenue
  • When: Open up 7 times a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.