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Pastry Outrage in Brookline (apologies to cupcake outrage thread)

I just stopped in to Tatte Cookies & Cakes on Beacon St. in Brookline. Its a lovely shop and everything delicious but I was shocked by their prices. $8 for a slice of cheesecake?! $4 for a biscotti? Are there any affordable bakeries/ pastry shops left?

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  1. Wow....$8 for a SLICE of cheescake.....I just had a mild heart attack over here.

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    1. re: Johnresa

      Good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that $8 for one slice (and not even a big one at that) is insane! How do these places stay in business?

      1. re: sailorblue

        That's what you'd pay including restaurant mark-up....

    2. Biscotti at Royal Pastry and Parziale are something like $4.99/lb :-)

      1. Yep, the crazy prices are discussed in this thread as well -
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/500392

        1. Honestly, I give the place a year. Want a really nice slice of cheesecake, try Yi Soon, their cheesecake is delicate, decent sized, yummy, and $3 or so.

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          1. re: StriperGuy

            That's "cheesecake," not cheesecake. It would be misleading to suggest that Yi Soon sells something made of cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs.

            Also, I was sold a decidedly spoiled slice of that Asian-style cheesy cake a couple months ago... I'll still go to Yi Soon, but always get a variety of things in case one of them has been in the display case for too long...

            1. re: Luther

              It most certainly is cheesecake, no quotes needed. More of a "Baby Watson" style then a NY style. There are many different kinds and quite a few are not cream cheese based. Sorry you got a bad slice. In general at Yi Soon freshness has NOT been an issue and I got there often. Though I did once get a cream puff that was probably made the day before.

              Last night at Yi Soon I got Mouse Cake, Cheese Cake, 3 sweet potato buns, a chocolate bun, and egg salad bun, and two things of cookies for $16. Kinda makes an $8 slice of cheese cake hard to swallow.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                Yeah the prices there are superb.

                1. re: Luther

                  i go there once a week, the prices are great and the quality of bread beats any chinatown bakery. this one in taiwanese, and the chinatown ones are cantonese.

              2. re: Luther

                Yep...I too have had one of the horrifying "cheesecake" slices from Yi Soon. My sister almost died when she bit into it and it had a rank taste....never again....

            2. Has anyone tried the fancy cakes at Bazaar on Beacon in Brookline? At the Summit Ave. T Stop? They look absolutely scrumptious and they would easily feed 12, but I don't know how much they cost or what they taste like. Has anyone tried?

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              1. re: SSqwerty

                TC loves them. They basically charge by the pound, and they're shockingly reasonable...And, I have to admit, damned good. In the Russian mode; lots of cream and sugar, but lots of fruit and nuts in many of the fillings. Very decadent.