One of our favorite gifts to give (or receive) during the holiday season are yummy things to eat.

There’s no denying we love ourselves a decadent sweet something to cozy up with during the winter months, but there’s just something extra special about wrapping it up and putting a pretty silver ribbon on it that makes us smile.

Bel Cafe

So you would imagine our delight when we recently we had the opportunity to check out David Hawksworth‘s Bel Cafe, who held a media sampler for their new Holiday treats collection. As we sipped on Lattes and TWG Christmas Lights Tea from The Urban Tea Merchant, we indulged in some of Chef Wayne Kozinko‘s newest creations including Shortbread, Linzer Cookies and Peppermint Macarons — which also come in a festive tree presentation perfect for gifting.

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If you like to keep things really traditional, Bel Cafe also offer a delicious Fruit Cake for the season. But this isn’t the kind that will get re-gifted — it actually tasted great, something you don’t hear too often about the notorious Christmas edible.

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If you’re unsure of what to buy your friends or family this season, or maybe you need an easy hostess gift — consider the gift of sweets! We particularly loved the Linzer cookies, which make the perfect stocking stuffer.

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Bel Cafe is located at 801 West Georgia Street, within the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. They are open weekdays from 5:30-5:30pm, and 7:00-5:30pm on weekends.

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