Sugar and Spice Patisserie is located on Lakeside Drive in Joondalup. Joondalup is approximately 27km north of Perth – not a place I frequent often, I think I’d only been to Joondalup twice in my life. Why did I travel all the way this time round to this cafe? Knowing the sweet tooth I am, my friends wanted me to try what they think is one of the best patisserie in the north region. I happily obliged. I found out later that they were the winner of the Australia’s Best Bakery in 2010. Off to a good start.
Sugar & Spice has a smallish indoor but a huge alfresco seating.
I was blown away with the desserts on offer there. There are so many varieties of cakes, tarts, macarons, pies, cupcakes etc. You name it! I didn’t know what to choose and where to begin! I wish I didn’t had lunch beforehand. Oh yeah, before I forget, there are also a selection of savory items.
We made a large selection to start with but narrowed it down to the following after alot of umm and ahh, and with the help of the staff’s recommendation:
- Long Mac and Iced Chocolate
- Quiche Lorraine
- Cheese Stick
- Apple Pie
The Iced Chocolate is one of the best my friend had – lots of chocolate sauce, topped with chunks of chocolate pieces. Long Mac was great – bitter like how I like it.
I had a taste of the Quiche and it was good with creamy filling and crusty pastry. The Cheese Stick though was not crunchy enough for my liking, slightly doughy and did not have enough cheese taste to it. I like them strong.
The Apple Pie comes with short crust base filled with a mix of fresh apples and sultanas. Check out the big chunks of apple pieces! I’m normally not a big fan of Apple Pie but I had a few mouthful of this!The Orgasm is one of their more popular selection (as told by the staff). I chose this over the Death by Chocolate cake, Whoopie Pie, Banofee Pie and Strawberry Tart. Sigh, it was a hard choice! The Orgasm is white chocolate custard baked in a shortcrust case. It’s another version of the creme brulee, with a soft texture and not too sickly sweet. I like!
It was worth the trip to Sugar & Spice to try the dessert. I must say the staff are very friendly and helpful, taking time to explain each of the dessert to us. I wish I live nearer so I can visit this cafe more often!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.