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Aug 14, 2010 09:10 AM

Amazing Cheesecake?

Hey folks,

I know we've had threads about cupcakes and carrot cake and cookies,and various fringe desserts, but do we have one for cheesecake?

I'd like to find amazing cheesecake in center city, preferably in a cafe setting. Baked in house would be perfect, maybe pumpkin cafe? Famous 4th street? I'm not sure, please lemme know your suggestions,


P.S. Bonus points if anyone knows of an amazing blueberry cheesecake!

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  1. My favorite is made by the Amish bakery in Reading Terminal Market. The company it's made by is Pellman.

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    1. Chloe, but unless you go late, you'll have to have dinner there, which isn't hard to take at all!

      1. For an amazing cheesecake (amazing in that it uses no dairy), go to Horizons.

        1. I love the cheesecake you can get at a bakery in Bryn Mawr called "The Bakery House". It's not in CC and it isn't a cafe, but it's the best, creamiest, densest, authentic cheesecake you could ever want. One of the previous posters was relishing a light and airy cheesecake. Blech!! That's definitely not the way I like mine.

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          1. re: Userfriend

            Oh yeah I love The Bakery House! Their blueberry pie is sooo good. I tried the strawberry cheesecake at Famous 4th street over the weekend - wow, the best cheesecake I've had in the city so far, creamy and dense and not overly sweet.

            Will work my way through the reccs on this thread, thanks again everyone

            1. re: Userfriend

              To each their own. It's not rocket science to stir some powdered sugar into a hunk of Kraft's and trowel it into a crust.