Passenger: A new cafe with pastries and dishes opens in New West


When one door closes, another opens, as they say, and so does the hospitality industry.

Earlier this month, Dished announced that Bobacabana – a New West cafe offering smoothies, fruit and milk teas – would close. This announcement also came with the news that new management would be taking over the store with a whole new branding, new space and new menu.

This new concept is called Passenger, a “take-out stop for pastries, boba, smoothies and bites,” according to the Instagram page.

The Passenger is a sister location to Earthling Cafe, a gluten-free cafe specializing in dacquoise made from rice flour.

Management tells Dished that with Passenger they’re “essentially extending [Bobacabana] in a cafe, desserts and pastry showcasing our baked goods from [Earthling] and also produce for our friends at the farmers markets.

The passenger will not be strictly vegan or gluten-free, but will instead offer a mix of traditional and vegan/gluten-free pastries. It will also offer drinks, smoothies, salads and sandwiches, with croissants and the brand’s signature dacquoise also on the menu.

The new cafe is in its soft-open phase until tomorrow, August 31, with free drip coffee between 8 a.m. and noon.

The passenger inauguration will take place on Thursday, September 1.


Address: 800 Carnarvon Street #360, New Westminster



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