Finding the sweet spots of the wild west while exploring the sweetness of the whole world.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sweet Stroll: European Bakery and Cafe Review
Part of the World: 3602 W. Bell Road, Suite 3, Glendale, AZ (NW corner 35th Ave and Bell)
Sight: Traditional Jelly-filled sugar cookies and some other cookies in one case, while a wide assortment of beautiful pastries and mousses were in another case. Towards the back were bakery-fresh white and wheat breads.
Aroma: Fresh-baked bread filled the air
Taste: The Chocolate Mousse (in an edible cup – see photo above) was light, chocolate-y, creamy, and refreshing. The Tiramisu (the owner/baker got the recipe from his Italian friend in Venice, Italy) was very light and also refreshing. I didn’t at first notice any of the espresso flavor while I was sampling this tall pastry (see photo above), but a few seconds later I sure did and it was the perfect little pick-me up, subtle and light. Delightful.
Kid-Friendly: Eh. Order to-go and take your stuff home for your kids. You can bring the kids with you to peruse the pastry case, of course.
Bakery Bonus: All items are hand made on premises, and they are really beautiful.
Costs: Starting at about $2-$3 for gorgeous, truly European pastries. Talk about a gem.