OH SHERBERT! A local favourite in the heart of a changing face of Maylands. Opposite the Maylands train station there is a row of stores, cafes and shops. From a deli (which was sizzling away sausages on this particular sunny yet chilly winter Saturday) to a oriental-themed cafe, Chapels, a bar (shut on a Saturday morning) called Sparrow, the corner Mrs. S brunch cafe (which I can never seem to get a table at!) and then there is Sherbet the wonderous cake and pastry store. A little Paris in a suburb that could be so much more than what it is at present. Give it time perhaps.
Decked in mint green, pinks, baby blues with photos of Paris, the little cakery is packed on the weekends. Luckily bf and I were able to get a table outside in the sunshine. With an arry of cakes on display, all housemade may I add, it makes it a tough choice.
However, I was keen to get their 3-layer fabulous Red Velvet Cake. Their signature. It was a monster of a piece and bf and I should have known better and should have shared, alas, we didn't. It came with a side of homemade vanilla bean cream (you can see the vanilla black dots through it! - that always makes me excited!!).
It was rich, it was indulgent, it was well deserved on this Saturday early afternoon, having faced a horrible week at work.
Bf, had the lemon slice. It was zesty and sweet. But the one coffee cart at work sells lemon slice and his one seems better. I think the Lemon slice at Sherbet is missing something. It seemed a little stale? Not enough balance of the two zesty and sweetness I think. It also came with a side of cream.
Then we had a take-away red velvet for my parents. Carefully wrapped in brown paper bag with their stamp logo, it was the perfect present!
OH just to let you know, they also make pastries and warm food. But I recommend that you come here for coffee and a slice of any of their range of cakes. Afternoon tea anyone?