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“Greatest little restaurant with the most outstanding cakes!”
Review of Zakes Cakes & Cafe

Zakes Cakes & Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I love their cheese cake plus any of their Cakes.
Always go thier for Breakfast only because the food is very very good and I like the atomosphere their and you do not have to be dressed up. Lunch's are also very good and please do not forget the dessert Excellent!!

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband and I went to Zakes for breakfast. The menu is very limited and though the omelet and salad I ate was tasty, it was nothing to write home about. I was happy with a one and done visit to the local place. I'm still wondering what the mobbed parking lot is ordering that's keeping them coming back. For the price of breakfast, I think there are better places to go.

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Thank g9pa
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

A popular place to eat with locals. The tables are tightly packed for busy lunch times.

Thank rebecca h
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

It is clear that this eclectic restaurant aspires to be great, however, it is known more for its great breakfasts and lunches than dinner. They try to be inventive with their cuisine as it is not a basic meat and potatos kind of place. Everything on the dinner menu sounds great, unique and flavorful, and for the most part they deliver what is promised. I had the pomegranate glazed rack of lamb with roasted vegetables and goat cheese orzo and carmelized cauliflower. This was part of a prix fix meal that included appetizer, entree, a mixed dessert plate (4 items) and a glass of wine for $25 (a value steal). The portions were ample without being grossly huge. The lobster mac and cheese appetizer was a bit bland and a disappointment, but there were other interesting choices to choose from. The flavors and presentation were good, but just not quite what you would expect from a gourmet restaurant in downtown Philly (hence 4 stars vs. 5). The atmosphere was an old quaint house. They used cloth tablecloths and napkins at tables (no booths), but the glass display case of cakes made the atmosphere more of a cross of cafe/diner and fine dining. I would most certainly return as the meal was enjoyable and a real value pricewise, but think of it as a nice casual dining destination and not a place to celebrate a major event.

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Thank drichrx
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We visited Zakes Cakes and Cafe last week and the food was very good but I thought it was expensive. The service was very good also. My only complaint was that it was a little pricey. Even thought it was a BYOB, I was surprised when the bill came.

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Thank buckbamboo68
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