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Quirky, cherished Vancouver dessert shop closing after 22 years

The tiny, hole-in-the-wall shop serves tea, cakes and fancy sweets.

One of the most unique places in Vancouver's food scene is closing.

Mount Pleasant's Sweet Revenge is closing permanently as of Sunday, Feb. 19, after 22 years. With its quirky decor, late-night hours and very specific menu (tea and desserts), it's been a unique offering in Vancouver.

J.S. Kim has owned the little cafe for over a decade; she says the closure is due to issues with the building.

Unfortunately, she has no place to relocate, she tells Vancouver Is Awesome, though she would be open to reopening the late-night cafe sometime in the future in a new spot.

For now, though, Kim is left not knowing what to do next.

"This way, or this way?" she says, gesturing left and right. "I don't know. I've lost my direction."

The small business only has three employees, including Kim. Server Noomi Hildebrand has only been working at Sweet Revenge for a few months, but has a much longer history with the hole-in-the-wall cafe.

"I've been going here since I was 5," she says. "My aunt brought me here because we lived just down the street and that's when I had my first crème brûlée. And I've been having it ever since."

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