Normally, when it comes to cheesecakes, I like them to be as dense and thick as possible. I finally found my match at Melriches Coffee. They are a coffee house located on Davie, near Bute. In addition to various drinks, they have a pretty large menu of sandwiches and other breakfast/lunch items, as well as pastries and other items, which look homemade/rustic. I had their Blueberry Cheesecake, Sausage Roll and Carrot Cake. Unfortunately, they didn’t have prices posted for most of their items, but the total came to just over $16.
The cheesecake was served with blueberry sauce. The filling was dense and very firm; I like my cheesecakes to be on the firmer side, but this was a bit too much even for me (I could hardly cut through it with my fork). It was sweet; I would have liked there to be a bit more tang. It had a nice fragrance; I think that there might have been some cinnamon or other spices in the crust. The blueberry sauce appears to be homemade and was filled with small berries.
The pastry enclosing the sausage was a bit soft, but flakey; I did find it to be too salty however (and I actually like salt). The sausage itself was quite tender and juicy, with a nice bit of spice.
The cake itself was quite moist, contained raisins, and had a great fragrance of spice. The cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tanginess.
I’ve never thought that I’d find a cheesecake that’s too dense, but I’ve found my match at Melriches. In general, the food was fairly enjoyable, but nothing outstanding. I don’t know the individual prices of the items, but they are fairly reasonable. This is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood.