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, the promise of good food, and the feeling of coming home to family and friends. Everything on our menu is crafted by hand and with heart—scrumptious treats for belly and soul. We'll get to know you by name, and you'll know us too. With just a few tables for just enough buzz, you'll slip into that easy feeling of eating well and with pleasure.

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

our story

Photo of Sable cookies

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.

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.