Manzano Europa Bakery

Although I go to Metrotown quite often, I really don’t know the vast majority of the shops located at the mall. That’s mostly because I don’t explore much; my rounds generally consists of just Superstore and occasionally T&T. I didn’t know about the existence of Manzano Europa Bakery until recently. They are located on the ground floor, not far from The Bay offering a very good variety of cakes, pastries and other treats. I had their Hazelnut Roll, Orange Ricotta Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Chocolate Truffle Cake and Lemon Tart.

Hazelnut Roll ($2.99):

This was a piece of sponge cake enclosing cream, and contained pieces of hazelnuts inside. The cake itself was quite tender, albeit just a tad on the dry side. The cream was light and quite sweet. I really enjoyed the pieces of hazelnuts, which lent a great texture and fragrance.

Orange Ricotta Cake ($2.99):

This was layers of orange-flavoured sponge cake sandwiching ricotta filling. The cake was quite tender, albeit a tad on the dry side. It had a nice flavour of orange that was not too overwhelming or artificial. I did find the ricotta filling to be just a bit on the gummy side, but still enjoyable.

Pumpkin Cheesecake ($3.49):

The cheesecake was of the softer, fluffier variety. It was creamy with a nice bit of spice, and was filled with cranberries, which provided tartness. I did find it to be a tad on the bland side, and the crust was also a bit gummy.

Tiramisu ($3.99):

The cake had a wonderful fragrance of coffee/liquor, and was light and luscious. I did find the lady fingers to be a bit on the dry side; I would have liked them to be a bit more soaked/soggy.

Chocolate Truffle Cake ($3.69):

The cake was filled with chocolate mousse that’s studded with chocolate shavings, and was coated in chocolate ganache. The mousse was fluffy and creamy, and had a fantastic bittersweet flavour. I did find the chocolate to be just a tad waxy, but still very enjoyable.

Lemon Torte ($3.19):

I didn’t actually eat this; I gave it to my mom since she saw me coming in with the package and I kinda felt guilty about eating everything myself. She quite liked it.

I’m very glad to have found Manzoa Europa Bakery; their cakes, while not mind-blowing, were still quite tasty. Their prices are also very reasonable. This is definitely a place that I’d recommend checking out.

Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Tiramisu, Chocolate Truffle Cake
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  1. I published a post just now that mentioned chocolate lamingtons and WP related one of your posts to mine (where you talk about Australian style food and include lamingtons). Thought I’d check out your blog and this post happened to include chocolate lamingtons too! On the strength of that I thought I’d “follow” for a while, its interesting seeing the different foods you photograph and rate, albeit in Canada. I’m Liz from New Zealand!


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