Sage French Cake on Convoy
I pass this bakery sometimes (in the same plaza as Nijiya). Thoughts?
I've been there once or twice. Their cakes are light, like the sponge cake texture you get in Chinese bakeries. Flavors are not extremely sweet (a-la Extraordinary Desserts), so you can eat a whole piece without needing large amounts of coffee, milk or water. I thought they were pretty good and would go again if I'm looking for that kind of cake/dessert.
I tried the strawberry cake last weekend, and was wowed. It's a moist sponge cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Light, pure flavors and delicious, plus much less expensive than ED. I didn't try any of their beverages but if their coffee or tea is on par with ED, I'll be going to Sage most of the time. The less sweet, lighter cake is more appealing, IMO, unless of course you crave a sugar high with the resultant headache a few hours later.
I stopped by this weekend and am i glad i did! We had the caramel mousse cake and the layered cheesecake and a cup of coffee. The coffee was decent (we got the sumatra) The layered cheesecake was quite good - not too sweet, and the cheesecake was pretty airy - more like a mousse. But we LOVED the caramel mousse cake. I generally do not like mousse or caramel flavoured things (although i LOVE caramel) but ended up fighting off my husband and 4 year old daughter for the last bite. There was a really great almost burnt sugar taste (sorry, i am not really good at food descriptions) to it and in addition to the creamy mousse and cake there was some added texture that was kind of like the crunchy top of a creme brulee. I am very happy to have gone, very thankful for the positive rec and am looking forward to going back to try the strawberry cake. :)