So - I preface this review with the very strong view that buttercream frankly ain't all that awesome(GASP - I know, it's the holy grail of icings to some). It's just too sweet to carry flavours well. That being said - most products at this lovely little bakery are made with a buttercream frosting. THAT being said - given my dislike of the frosting my thoughts on some of their items are biased.
My absolute worth the detour of 2.5 km on a beautiful sunny day, or even in the snow would be :
The savoury cheese roll (like a cinnamon roll, but not? Is that a Danish? whatever) - Hints of thyme, nice random pieces of cheese, and the strong, delicious taste that this pastry dough was indeed make with BUTTER- each bite can vary, making the flavours stand out. Whopping 2.50$ and the thing is huge - I shared with a friend. (we just did yoga after all. We had to be a little reasonable)
Goes without saying the croissant is also artery clogging delicious. Crispy too... mmmm.. 2$ (As an aside, when did croissants become so de rigeur that there's a snootiness to them now? Making some upwards of 4-5$?... rant over)
The cheesecake is my kind too - a thick crust (about 50/50 crust to filling so you have to like a lot of crust)- topped with fresh berries. The last one I had was blueberry compote with raspberries. My 2 favourite berries - and none of those unripe, sweetened with sugar berries. 3.50$
I also bought the multigrain bread - it was tasty and had the nice seeds that you get to pop while eating, but not the best I've ever had. 4$ - No slicer in store.
I've also had their giant oreo - the Italian peach cookies (or boules a beurre), various cakes, shortbread cookies etc. Outside of the shortbread which was really delicious - the other items are buttercream iced, so less my taste. I had a coupon so I chose to explore their offerings.
It's unfortunate for reviewer S385 because I've bought 2 groupons for this place and never had a problem with my purchase. I hope the manager was able to resolve it for them. If not then yes that sucks - but like I said, I had 2 coupons and there was not a problem. Keep in mind if the merchant is not honoring the coupon, contact groupon and they will assist with a resolution or refund. It might be 10$ - but that's 10$ you worked hard for dangit!
If you go I hope you enjoy!
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