Strawberry cardina $4.00
Austrian-style cake covering with fresh strawberry flavoured
milk mousse enables itself to be one of our
most popular choices for satisfaction
Forget the economic downturn -- it seems as though chocolate and dessert are the new "me" indulgences to defend us from sorrow.
The first 85 Degrees Cake Shop opened in Sydney just over two years ago. Its
The reference to 85 degrees in its name refers to research which indicates that 85C is the ideal temperature for drinking coffee. It's also the ideal temperature for brewing Taiwainese tea.
With its Taiwainese origins, the cakes here have a definite leaning to an "Asian palate" - soft, airy sponge cakes with plenty of cream and colorful garnishes of fruit or chocolate. The descriptions have an air of Chinglish about them, but they are written with such earnestness, one can't help but smile.
Chocorasu mousse $4.40 and
English cheesecake $4.80
Chocorasu mousse: Italian style mousse with warm-hearted
chocolate odour and tiramisu flavour, creating an indescribable
imagination that chocolate can fit just perfectly with tiramisu.
Don't miss out!
English cheesecake: Luxurious English cheesecake
on a base of biscuit crumbs. Creamy and delicate,
they are perfect for any time treat.
Black forest $4.00
Chocolate sponge cake with cherries, fresh cream and chocolate chips
on top is a well-reflection of traditional Germany black forest
Earl Cheese $4.00
Mouthwatering cheese bounded with Earl black tea flavour mousse,
and topped with tasty cocoa powder. An adorable and elegant
selection for everyone
Hokkaido cheese $3.60
White chocolate puff base and mix with Hokkaido milk cheese
prevails a strong and irresistible odors of milk and cheese,
which you will never forget...
We stopped by on a Sunday night, pleased to have such a wide selection of desserts for very reasonable prices. Outdoor seating is available on sturdy wooden tables and brown leather-look dining chairs, the type of furniture you'd expect to find inside a restaurant and not set up on the pavement on the street.
At the George Street outlet, I usually have the Hokkaido cheese, a feather-light dome of fluffy milky cheesecake that encases a small ball of mochi. The version here is different with a crunchy biscuit inside that is a bit like a malted milk ball. I miss the mochi.
Brown sugar square $1.60
85C signature brown sugar cake elaborately made with
Okinawa brown sugar
I'm inexplicably drawn to the brown sugar square and I'm so glad I was. The cake is dense and a little bit chewy in a way that reminds me of my grandma's Chinese steamed golden sponge. The use of brown sugar lends a slight toffee flavour and the glazed crust is perfectly offset by the generous sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Vanilla butter cream cookies $3.20
Jane Doe shares around the vanilla butter cream cookies and these are great. Like a cross between a meringue and a sponge cake, the crust is sugary sweet with a fluffy cakey middle.
It's sugar and cakes all around for six sweet tooths. There's not a frown in sight. Just silence and the occasional sigh.
Fresh milk toast $4.20
85C top-selling bread. Made limited daily with milk.
Healthy and natural
Milk panna cotta $3.80
Originated in Italy with 100% fresh Australia milk
plus soft and delicious panna cotta base. Enjoying the
moment of peaceful milk and panna cotta world!
There's always a surprise!
Coffee brulee $3.60
A mixture of coffee sponge, vanilla brulee mousse and mixed nuts
gives a kind of peculiar and exotic taste that has always been
the top priority of 85 degrees' cakes
Sour cherry cheese $3.80
Cream cheese custard tart $3.80
Cheese bites $2.80
5 bite-sized cheesecakes
French multi-layer pastry cake $5.20
Exquisite French-style handmade pancake combined with
brandy sauce, a delicate choice of taste and sensation
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85 Degrees Bakery Cafe
326 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9904 8585
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