In the summer of 2009, Bonchaz was a just little stall at the vibrant local Vancouver Farmers Markets. We sold a single product, the Bonchaz bun. You may know it as our signature product, the Original Bonchaz; a sweet-dough bun with a butter & sugar filling, topped with a thin crust of cookie dough. Or maybe you know it as the eccentric hybrid of the Mexican concha and the French brioche bun. To the founder Michael Lui, however, it is more than a bun. The Bonchaz represents a dream to reinvent the familiar, and to test the boundaries of traditional bakery & cafe culture.
Bonchaz Bakery Cafe's first store opened in 2010 at the edge of Gastown. In the continuing journey to change up cafe culture, the Bonchaz bun now comes in multiple flavours and our menu is purposely ever evolving. From reinventing classic favorites like our Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bar, to home-style fusion like our Italian Sausage Chowder, you can count on inspired recipes that reflect the diversity of our city. We care about choice and variety so you can find plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options too. Come visit and you'll know what I mean!
Did you know: Bonchaz are baked fresh several times a day?