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A look inside Temper, West Van’s tastiest chocolate shop and bakery

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A relatively hidden gem, Temper Chocolate and Pastry has been creating some of the city’s most delicious creations for a few years now. Located in the West Van neighbourhood of Dundarave, this European pastry shop is well-known for their attention to detail and jaw-dropping chocolate creations.

Let’s take a look at some major chocolatey goodness!

temper chocolate interior

First off, head chef Steven Hodge has storied past. He’s worked at Michelin starred restaurants around the world, is Cordon Bleu trained, and previously spent four years at Vancouver’s own Thomas Haas. Flex, man.

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pastry spread

With a pedigree like that, it’s easy to see why everything at Temper is so delicious! From croissants to ganache, you can easily taste the entire menu and still have trouble picking out a favourite.

temper gifts

That’s the kind of problem we want to have, though. We’re suckers for a tasty baked good, and we’re big fans of giving chocolate as a gift. It’s a double whammy of value- a gift for you, and a gift for someone else. Or, just two gifts for you. We won’t judge.

temper chocolate

Next time you find yourself in West Van, stop by Temper and check it out! Or, keep an eye on their Instagram for any upcoming collaborations in the works.

You can thank us for the tip later. For now, just sit back and enjoy your latte and your almond croissant.

Temper Chocolate and Pastry

Hours: Daily, 8AM-5PM
Where: 2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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