I really wish I lived on Main Street; they seem to have an unusually large number of places to fulfill my constant carb carvings (Cobs, The Last Crumb, Matchstick, Artigiano, and my current all-time favourite, Trafiq), all within a couple of blocks of each other. Liberty is just another example. It is a pretty small and unassuming place that I would have missed had I not heard of it on Yelp. They had a modest selection of goods, including cakes, cookies, croissants, and scones. Since I was SERIOUSLY craving chocolate (even more than normal that is), I went for a slice of their raspberry ganache cake. I also got a butter croissant.
Butter Croissant ($3.25)
The delicious scent of butter wafting from this croissant was just intoxicating and it took quite a bit of will power for me to resist devouring it before I got home. Fortunately, the croissant did not disappoint in taste; it was flaky, buttery and melted in my mouth. I polished this off in just a few minutes.
Raspberry Ganache ($5.25)
I must start with a negative; the size of this cake is disappointingly small. Sure I’m not expecting it to be Trafiq-sized, but for >$5 I do think that it should be bigger. Fortunately, it did make up for it in taste. The cake was dense and fudgy, yet still moist. The raspberry flavour paired surprisingly well with the chocolate. I found myself regretting not getting 2 slices, not just because it was so small, but also because it was fantastic.
Although I do have some issues with the size/prices of some of their offerings, I think that the quality is there. While I’m going to be sticking to Trafiq for my cake-fix, I’ll certainly come back for their croissants (and other pastries).