Just a short, sharp update on the café scene here folks. A couple of weekends ago I found myself off work early on a Friday and thus arranged to meet my brother in Maylands for a spot of leisurely afternoon tea. I had initially wanted to check out the much hyped Mrs S, but seeing as they close early we ended up a few doors down at Sherbet. It’s a smallish joint, not much seating and a minimalist, retro-esque kind of rustic vibe; in short, quaint and pleasant enough but nothing to write home about. The same too applies to the tea and coffee; passable but not exceptional.

However, this is by no means the end of the story, as it turns out that Sherbet does have a few redeeming qualities, specifically its outstanding array of baked goods. As much a desert-focused

Apple Cake At Sherber: A Sicillian Sensation

bakery as it is a café, there is a mind-boggling and belly-exploding array of sweet treats on offer, from cute-as-a-button cupcakes to mighty wedges of chocolate awesomeness and just about everything in between, and as an added bonus they’re all made on site using the “ freshest, free range, quality ingredients.” Being in a decadent mood, I went for the Sicilian Apple Cake and my bro opted for a hefty chunk of chocolate banana bread. Both were exceptional, with the light and fluffy apple cake laced with macadamia nuts and dried berries and the sticky bread loaded with caramelised bananas and melted chocolate more than enough to take my mind off the less than exceptional coffee. In my view, choosing a café depends entirely on what mood you’re in and what you’re looking for, so if you’ve a sweet tooth that needs placating with delicious baked wonderments then definitely make your way down to Sherbet (they also do takeaway and catering orders too, which is as dangerous for your waistline as it is fantastic).

Banana Bread, Nah-nah-na-na-nah, Banana Bread, Nah-nah-na-na…(You All Know The Tune)

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