The Slow and Savory Review
On the prowl one morning for a quick and easy brunch, Brandy stumbled across Sensational Bites Dessert Cafe. "It says dessert, but I'm sure there has to be something I can have for brunch in there," Brandy mused, "After all, dessert is just brunch's more promiscuous cousin." Inside Brandy found a small but charming storefront, whose glass cases were filled with colorful and delicious looking treats. She did a few quick rounds with one of the helpful girls behind the counter, picking what she felt was a good variety of what was on offer.
Brandy started off with two quiches, one a Spinach and Feta and the other a Bacon and Cheddar. Both had very dense, eggy fillings and buttery, flaky crusts. Brandy particularly liked the the rustic crust which was the perfect thickness. The filling was a bit heavy for her tastes, but the flavorings were bright and bold. The spinach was particularly fresh tasting, combining with the feta cheese to make something reminiscent of a spanakopita, but the bacon was Brandy's particular favorite as the cheddar made it more creamy and smooth with a great smokey flavor.
Lastly was Brandy's favorite of the lot, the White Chocolate Raspberry Bar. Though it may not have been a proper breakfast item, once Brandy tasted this little chunk of heaven, she didn't much care. The bar was essentially a rich, creamy, and decadent cheese cake dotted with a bright raspberry jam and set on top of a thin, buttery graham cracked crust. There were no words, Brandy reported, for how delightfully sinful this treat was, and she would have happily eaten it again at any time of day.
For 2 quiches, 3 cupcakes, a scone, and the cheesecake bar, Brandy's total only came out to about $27, which she felt was a more than fair price. Everything she got was traditional, but bright, flavorful, and filled with love and care, which is all that one can ask for from a neighborhood bakery. "I don't know if what I just ate was more dessert than brunch," Brandy said, rubbing her full belly, "All I know is it was delicious, and delicious food should be eaten at every meal. That also means I can go get another one of those cheesecake bars for dinner."
The Short and Sweet Review