PappaRoti on Robson

Friday, April 11th, 2014 — 11:44am PDT
Comments 135

When the PappaRoti signs when up on the corner of Robson and Nicola I’m certain that many in the West End (myself included) opened up a browser to search the term, curious to see what would finally occupy the long-vacant space.

PappaRoti on Robson

As a neighbourhood resident for the better part of the last decade, I was certainly excited to see a coffee shop — with a unique twist — move onto that corner. Sure, we have plenty of coffee shops in downtown Vancouver but absolutely none like PappaRoti. This is the very first franchise in North America, the Canadian flagship, and home to the “Father of All Buns”.

PappaRoti on Robson

What exactly is PappaRoti? It’s a coffee-caramel coated bun, which is wildly popular in cafes and kiosks from London to Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Australia. There are 400 PappaRoti locations worldwide and this is the very first in Canada and the USA, thanks to co-owners Sherri Zarandooz and Javeed Somji.

PappaRoti on Robson

Crack through the crisp outer shell of these baked-to-order treats to reveal a soft, buttery centre. Buns are served with cutlery but you can feel free to use your hands to rip it apart, dip, drizzle, and enjoy.

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PappaRoti compliments its coffee buns with JJ Bean coffee, loose-leaf tea from Teaja, and freshly squeezed organic juices. You can dine in or take out, and you’ll have the chance to slow things down as you sit and wait for your bun order to be delivered straight to your table.

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You can enjoy the bun on its own, or with sides like Pappa cream cheese, local organic jams, fresh fruit, Nutella, kaya, maple syrup, honey, whipped cream, ice cream, dark chocolate, or caramel.

PappaRoti on Robson

The cafe itself is bright, spacious, suitable for working on your laptop or bringing the kids for a playdate. They’re also open late, until 11:00pm.

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PappaRoti on Robson Giveaway

If you would like to try the world-famous PappaRoti coffee bun, I have three $50 gift cards to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming which topping you want to try with the famous PappaRoti bun (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 1 of 3 @PappaRotiCanada $50 gift cards @Miss604 #PappaRotiCanada

Follow PappaRoti on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information and inspiration. I will draw three winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Update The winners are @conniehgn, Oana, and Eric!

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  1. Leanne Elizabeth says:

    Strawberry and wiped cream sounds great!!

  2. zaelia says:

    Mmmmm. Fresh fruit and whipped cream!

  3. Megan jones says:

    Nutella for sure. Yum

  4. Oana says:

    Ice cream of course!

  5. Jocelyn says:

    Oooh,I want to try a bun with Nutella. Everything goes better with Nutella.

  6. dali says:

    nutella, so yum

  7. Ramona says:

    Strawberries and Whipped Cream!

  8. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Nutella and Strawberries & Whipped Cream!

  9. Samantha Reeves says:

    Wow, would love to try whipped cream and caramel.

  10. Linda tan says:

    Would love to try the kaya one. Memories of Singapore

  11. Danielle Scott says:

    The Pappa cream cheese sounds good or the dark chocolate!

  12. Alex says:

    Ice cream!

  13. monique says:

    ice cream and maple syrup!!

    right by my workplace…cant wait to try it

  14. Amanda says:

    Nutella sounds delicious!

  15. jan says:

    the dark chocolate and whipped cream

  16. Joanne says:

    Nutella!!! <3<3<3

  17. Linda says:

    I don’t know what kaya is, so that’s the topping I’d want to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Rachel says:

    Ice cream!!

  19. Sharon says:


  20. Samantha says:

    Whipped cream!

  21. Lisa says:

    MMMMM ice cream and maple syrup! Thanks for the chance:)

  22. Laura says:

    Nutella ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. David says:

    Nutella… is there really any other choice?

  24. Stephanie says:

    Yumm whipped cream and dark chocolate!

  25. Anne says:

    Caramel coffee cream. Yum yum!

  26. Dayna Wilson says:

    Maple syrup!

  27. Donald Shaw says:

    First one in Canada? I will have maple syrup on mine!

  28. Swapnil says:

    Strawberry and cream

  29. Kam says:

    Strawberry and whipped cream…yum!

  30. Sara says:

    I definitely need to try one with maple!

  31. Tooth Fairy says:

    Local organic jam sounds like it would be yummy but of course chocolatey nutella would be a real sweet treat!

  32. Mary says:

    YUM! I’d love to try this with the best topping of all..Nutella ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Rebecca says:


  34. Andy C. says:

    Ice Cream!

  35. Am says:

    I’d choose jam!

  36. Tina L. says:


  37. Erica says:

    Strawberries & whipped cream!

  38. Maryanne says:

    Banana and Nutella

  39. stacey says:

    Nutella and whip cream!

  40. Eric says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream. Yummers

  41. Paula says:


  42. Michelle says:

    Banana and nutella, please!

  43. Lucie B says:


  44. Kris Johnston says:

    Nutella! Yum!

  45. lindawwww says:

    Jam and whipped cream

  46. Deyaaaaa says:

    Nutella! Nutella and more Nutella1 with Whip Cream

  47. Donald says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream!

  48. Linda says:

    With Nutella

  49. Bobbi says:

    Banana and nutella will always win this battle.

  50. @wastedmass says:

    Straight up syrup

  51. Cliff says:

    Kaya sounds interesting

  52. Brenda says:

    Maple syrup and whipped cream

  53. su says:

    Nutella, always!

  54. Lori says:

    Ice cream and maple syrup!

  55. Darcy says:

    Banana & nutella

  56. Ashley says:

    banana and nutella for sure!

  57. Steph :) says:


  58. Mary W says:

    whipped cream

  59. Lor says:

    Nutella ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Donna Eng says:

    Dark chocolate all the way! Maybe with some strawberries. Oh and either some ice cream or whipped cream! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Evelyn says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream! With a slather of dark chocolate ;D

  62. Jenny says:

    Oh, nutella too please!

  63. Jennifer M. says:

    Mmm..banana and nutella!

  64. Amanda Lam says:

    I want it with nutella

  65. mike gismondi says:


  66. angela griffin says:

    strawberries and whip cream

  67. Heather says:

    Maple Syrup please

  68. Ruth says:

    Caramel! Simple, classic, sweet…

  69. Stephanie says:

    Ice cream and maple syrup!

  70. Teresa K says:

    banana and nutella

  71. michael h says:


  72. rachel says:

    yum !
    banana and nutella for sure !

  73. Shelley says:

    Must try the Honey.

  74. Tracy says:

    Sounds like it’d be delicious with ice cream!

  75. Bryan C says:


  76. Leanne M says:

    Banana and nutella

  77. Michelle W says:

    Strawberries and Whipped Cream sounds delicious!

  78. Dilara says:

    I’d try it on its own.

  79. Radhika Khan says:

    banana and nutella would be delish

  80. rob says:

    Nutella for sure!

  81. Kathleen Thom says:

    banana and nutella

  82. Brad says:


  83. Selah W. says:

    Caramel and whipped cream please!!

  84. Andre says:

    nutella strawberry ice cream!

  85. Donna L says:

    I’d love to try banana and nutella!

  86. Jeff S says:

    Banana and Nutella sounds delicious!

  87. tania says:

    Yumm whipped cream and dark chocolate!

  88. rino says:

    banana and nutella

  89. rockin' robyn says:

    Nutella and whipped cream with strawberries on the side.

  90. Julian says:

    Dark Chocolate!

  91. Sophia says:

    I would love to try the banana and nutella!

  92. Valerie says:

    Banana & Nutella without a doubt. Thanks

  93. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    Yum, fresh whipped cream sounds fabulous! cheers!

  94. kaykay says:

    whipped cream

  95. Janet says:

    Nutella! Goes well with everything!

  96. Kevin says:

    Strawberries with Nutella. Yum!

  97. Gary says:

    Nutella sounds yummy

  98. Brandee says:

    It’s a toss-up between nutella or cream cheese. Sounds so yummy either way!

  99. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    Maple syrup. The Canadian Papparoti :))

  100. Stotes says:

    Whipped cream & fresh fruit!

  101. leah says:

    ice cream and maple syrup sounds good!

  102. Mark says:

    Definitely dark chocolate!

  103. Christy E says:

    Fresh fruit yum

  104. Ria A. says:

    Dark chocolate please! Mmmmmmmmmmm!

  105. valerie says:

    Nutella makes everything taste better!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Michael Kwan says:

    Can never go wrong with Nutella.

  107. James says:

    Strawberries AND maple syrup ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Lewis says:

    Nutella and Banana!

  109. Jeremy says:

    Ice cream!

  110. Katie says:

    Ice cream for me

  111. Angela says:

    Banana Nutella.

  112. Natalie says:

    If there’s nutella on the menu, that’s always what I go for!

  113. Brenda A says:

    Strawberries and whipcream!

  114. Dane says:

    Banana and nutella!

  115. Anna says:

    Ice cream!! Yumm

  116. Iain says:

    I scream for ice cream!

  117. Parisa says:

    Banana and nutella, what else?! Mmmmmmm

  118. Janet M-L says:

    Would love to try with dark chocolate and strawberries – yum!

  119. Ana says:

    Nutella and strawberries!

  120. Cj says:

    Nutella and Banana for the win!

  121. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d like to try it with Nutella!

  122. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Strawberries & whipped cream!!

  123. Hannah says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream – YUM!

  124. wondergirl says:

    Ice cream

  125. nicky says:

    dark chocolate for me!

  126. jae says:

    delicious nutella

  127. Connie says:

    Nutella! Tastes good with everything! =)

  128. Dennis L. says:

    This sounds delicious! I’d like to try it plain.

  129. sarah sar says:

    Maple Syrup!

  130. Isha says:


  131. Angla says:

    Strawberries and Whipped Cream!

  132. vincent chen says:


  133. jane says:

    pappa cream cheese

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