Bakery - Cafe

Despite her French training, Frances will opt for a chocolate layer cake over a delicate chocolate mousse, any day.

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Despite her French training, Frances will opt for a chocolate layer cake over a delicate chocolate mousse, any day.

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Bon Ami is about simple things—the smell of home baking and the promise of good food, Frances bakes scrumptious treats for belly and soul. 

Despite her French training, Frances will opt for a chocolate layer cake over a delicate chocolate mousse, any day.

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Some years ago, when Frances was considering a career change, her husband asked her a simple question: "If you could do anything all day, what would it be?" Her answer was quick and equally simple: "Bake." In that moment, something changed—a sense of possibility sent Frances down a new path. She imagined a café akin to inviting neighbours to her kitchen table. She wanted to create for her hometown of North Vancouver that stop along the way for an experience of home baking. Since then, she has continued to live her dream in Nanoose Bay where she continue to bake. The cafe is now closed, but her passion lives on.

about frances

Portrait of Frances

Owner and baker Frances Sollors trained at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. But if you ask, she'll tell you how she's been inspired by so much more. Like that very first baking class at age 11. That hand-me-down fishing tackle box of cake decorating supplies. When any one of her home ec students would see the art in baking. How that teacher when she was 11 became her champion and mentor. And how her mom showed her every day that home cooking is about more than food.