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At GiovaneÑthe striking Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel’s café designed by local outfit MGBÑall the rustic baked good are made from scratch. Start the day with a luscious sour cherry/white chocolate scone or a hearty blueberry-yogurt muffin. After work, nab a loaf of the artisanal bread, noteworthy for a crackling crust, perfect crumb, and subtle nuttiness that comes from using a real biga starter. The undisputed star, however, is the signature sugar bun, a buttery soft brioche filled with vanilla pastry cream. Utter perfection. At night the room transforms into a wine bar, offering excellent Italian by-the-glass selections, and meat-and-cheese nibbles.

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