I had quite a dilemma during my recent visit to Max’s Bakery & Deli. They had such a broad selection of cakes, pastries, pies, sandwiches, and other foods that it was very hard for me to choose what to get. Sure, I had the fortunes of having quite a large appetite, but even I have my limits. In the end, after quite a bit of hemming and hawing, I went with a Chicken Pot Pie, Mango Raspberry Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Slice, Chocolate Decadence Cake and a Red Velvet Cake, as well as an Almond Croissant for my mom.
Chicken Pot Pie ($6.75):
The crust was not particularly flaky, but still relatively tender, with a nice bit of savoury flavour. The interior is filled with chunks of chicken, potatoes, peas and carrots. There was quite a generous amount of meat, which albeit a bit dry, was relatively tender, well-seasoned and savoury.
Mango Raspberry Cheesecake ($5.69):
The cheesecake was thick and creamy, albeit a bit gummy in some parts. It had a nice fragrance of mango and coconut that was not overly artificial. It was sweet; I would have liked there to be a bit more tanginess.
Sticky Toffee Slice ($4.99):
The toffee was very thick and gooey, with a great caramelized flavour. The cake itself was a tad dense, but still moist. The cake is on the sweeter side, so you do need to have a good sweet tooth to enjoy it.
Chocolate Decadence Cake ($5.49):
The frosting had a nice bittersweet flavour; I did find the chocolate to be a bit waxy and stale, however. The cake was a bit on the dry side/hard side, though not overly so. This was enjoyable, though nowhere nearly as good as the version from Trafiq.
Red Velvet Cake ($5.49):
The cream cheese frosting was thick, creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tang. As was with the chocolate decadence, the cake was a bit on the dry side (and I personally also found it to be a bit too bright red for my liking).
Almond Croissant ($4.09):
From the relatively small sampling that I had from Max’s, I can say that the food was, while not the greatest, still more than enjoyable. The prices were quite reasonable. This is a spot that’s worth a visit.