Friday, July 23, 2010

Fireside Cafe - an unique cheesecake cafe


Fireside Cafe - House of Cheesecake

13593 King George Hwy, Surrey

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Food: 3
Price: Fair
(each slice is around $5)

After our blogger dinner at Afghan Chopan, we proceed to discuss dessert option. Sherman mentioned that he saw a interesting cheesecake place near Patullo Bridge. As soon as he mentioned cheesecake and Patullo, a light went on in my head, I have seen this place, and was also interested in trying, so off we went.
When R and I first arrived and saw a few big men and a couple drag queens hanging out by the front door, I didn't know what to expect. So we decided to waited for Sherman and Kim before going in. It turned out Sherman was already there, but he too was still sitting in his car waiting. Of course, once Kim arrived, we made him lead the way (hehe). The restaurant was interesting, the owner obvious has a passion for penguins, as they were everywhere. Despite being a small cafe, there was actually a stage located at the back, and that night just happen to be their drag night (hence the appearance of drag queens). We caught a bit of the show near the end, it was quite entertaining.
With 3 big cameras, and us being the only Asian there, we attracted a lot of stares. So to minimize that, I chose not to use flash. Anyways, I ordered the blueberry white chocolate cheesecake. As good as that sound, it was simply too sweet (for me anyways). I prefer light and fluffy type cheesecake, where as this was rather dense. Since I used to work at a certain chain restaurant, I am pretty sure I know which company this came from, as they sold the same type of cheesecakes.
Sherman went for the Key Lime cheesecake, which had a nice tartness, but the the key lime flavor was a bit artificial. Also the cheesecake wasn't completely defrosted yet, which again confirmed that this is probably from a certain food company.
Kim went for the regular NY style cheesecake, which turned out to be the best out of the 3. It was creamy and smooth without being overly sweet. This was no way the best out there, but it was good.

Overall, this is definitely a unique cafe to say the least. However, I probably won't be back for cheesecake, simply because I prefer lighter ones, and these are just a tad to thick and sweet for me. However, if you are looking for a show and dessert, then this might be your kind of place, if you are comfortable with it.


Sherman Chan July 23, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Interesting experience eh? We should do more random visits to unlikely places... Hehe...

Tia July 23, 2010 at 1:01 PM

sounds like fun anyway! penguins - that is DEFINITELY unique, lol.

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