Nicky's Cafe & Fine Pastries

When you see your fellow foodies posting drool worthy pictures of unique desserts like key lime pastry and peanut butter cheese cake, you can't help controlling the growing desire to check this place out. I bookmarked this place few months ago. One fine evening, me and my kiddo decided to check this place before heading to my dad's place. This place is in Ethiraj Salai. Being located in a complex, there is no worry for parking. It's a quaint little cafe with mouthwatering desserts on display. Quiet a few tables which were almost occupied when we went. We quickly settled for a Strawberry heart, peanut butter cheesecake, a butterscotch milkshake and an English cheddar sandwich. The strawberry heart was vanilla mousse enclosed in strawberry coulis. The mousse was light n fluffy and tasted fantastic. Kiddo enjoyed it to the core. The sandwich was pretty average. Too much of shredded carrot dominated all other flavours and there was hardly cheese. In a place like this I expect the sandwich to be served along with fries/wedges/dips. Nothing. I expected a lot from the peanut butter cheesecake. Alas. I could hardly get the taste of peanut butter. But the base was absolutely perfect. Buttery and crumbly base made up for the not so good filling part. The milkshake was thick and yumm with strong butterscotch taste. I found it to be too sweet but no complaints from the kid. Obviously :P

We were ready for another round of pastries. By this time we were Suds and Dipak joined us. At the beginning I saw 3-4 pieces of key lime pastry. So thought will check that out during the second round. I was kicking myself hard for not taking it in the beginning itself. By the time we asked for it, it was sold out :( So we had a rainbow cake with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate and raspberry cake, chocolate truffle and a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting along with mac and cheese for the kid.

Rainbow cake was good. Raspberry and white chocolate cake was yummy to bits. When I saw it in the display I thought the icing to be fondant. But it was white chocolate ganache. Perfect finish and the taste was brilliant. Chocolate truffle was good but nothing extraordinary. Red velvet cake had nice flavour of cream cheese but too dry for my liking. Mac and cheese was cheesy and creamy with bits of garlic here and there.

The menu is pretty huge, which is surprising as the cafe serves only vegetarian food. Service was pretty okay. A bit slow but nothing to complaint. Paid 1200 bucks for all these which I feel is value for money. I'm definitely going back for the white chocolate and raspberry cake and to try the key lime pastry too :)

Place          : Nicky's Cafe & Fine Pastries
Location      : Fagun Mansion, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore
Cuisine       : Cafe - Veg only
Cost           : Around 600 bucks for two people

P.S : The write up is based on personal experience only. Nicky's Cafe & Fine Pastries Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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