My recent visit to Renzo’s Cafe was a bit of a bust (something that I should be used to by now): they did not have any of the gorgeous cakes that I’ve seen in the past and I had to resort to getting a goddamn gluten free vanilla cake (although to be honest, that didn’t taste too bad). During my visit to the place, I happened to pass by another cafe called Toscani Coffee Bar and decided to check the place out. They have a pretty good selection of various casual bites, including a few cakes. I got a White Chocolate Raspberry Biscotti, Tiramisu, and Limoncello Cake.
White Chocolate Raspberry Biscotti ($3.50):
The cookie seemed to be a bit old, and had a slightly stale flavour and was not as crispy as I would have liked. It was still fairly tasty however, and had a nice fragrance, as well as a good flavour from the white chocolate icing. Strangely, I did not get any raspberry flavour however, even though I could clearly see a layer of it.
I love tiramisu, and this version did not disappoint. The cake was just light and soft, while the layers of cream/mousse were absolutely luscious. It had a great fragrance of coffee, and a wonderful balance between bitter and sweet. This may not traditional in that there were no ladyfingers, but it is delicious nonetheless.
Limoncello Cake ($5):
The cake was soft and light, and had a great tang from the layer of limoncello jelly. I enjoyed the white chocolate, which lent a nice fragrance and went well with the citrus. It did seem to be a bit old however, and tasted slightly stale.
I’m glad to have checked out Toscani Coffee Bar. The treats were all fairly enjoyable, although I did find some of the fare to be a bit old/stale. While this isn’t a place that I’d revisit, it is worth checking out if you happen to be near the area.