On my way back from Deja Brew from the previous post, I happened to pass by Pekoe Tea Lounge. They are a tea shop offering a variety of drinks, as well as bagged teas and accessories to take home, and a small selection of cakes, pies, and other treats. Being not the biggest tea/coffee afficiando, I decided to pick up Banana Chocolate Cream Pie, Turkey Pot Pie as well as a Red Velvet Cake and Carrot Cake. Unfortunately, when I got back home, I realised that their cakes were actually the exact same as the ones from Stuart’s Bakery (with the latter’s prices being slightly cheaper). I have to admit, I did feel a bit bummed out by this; I don’t know if they make their own pies (I assume they do, for the sign on their store window says “home made gourmet pie”).
Banana Chocolate Cream Pie (around $9):
This was filled with bananas and topped with whipping cream. I really enjoyed the crust, which was coated with chocolate, and was quite flaky. The bananas were creamy and mildly sweet. I did find the whipped cream to be a bit stiff and bland.
Turkey Pot Pie (around $9):
This contained turkey, stuffing, cranberries. The filling had a great blend between savoury and sweet/tart from the cranberries. The turkey was just a tad on the dry side, but not overly so, and was well-seasoned and flavourful; I did find the ginger pieces to be a bit too large and sharp/astringent. The crust was quite flakey and had a nice flavour without being overly burnt. Portion-wise, the slice was generous, probably 1.5x the size of what you’d normally expect.
Red Velvet Cake ($6.25):
This was from Stuart’s Bakery. The cake was dense, but moist and tender. The cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tang. It was nice, but you can get the same thing from the source for a bit cheaper.
Carrot Cake ($6.25):
This was also from Stuart’s Bakery. The cake was very moist and tender, and contained raisins, while the cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet. I could have done with a bit more tang however. Again, this was tasty, but you can get the same thing from the source for a bit cheaper.
Although I do feel a bit disappointed that the cakes from Pekoe Tea Lounge were the same as Stuart’s (and also more expensive), I did quite enjoy the pies at Pekoe Tea Lounge. While I haven’t tried any of their drinks, I still quite enjoyed my trip. This place is worth a visit.