Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pasticceria Papa, Haberfield

After our lovely lunch at District Dining recently to celebrate my Niece's birthday she suggested we head to Haberfield for dessert as she had a craving for Cheesecake. Pasticceria Papa in Haberfield is reputed to have the city's best baked ricotta cheesecake.  The birthday girls wishes are therefore our command!

There is no table service at Pasticceria Papa, and as far as I know no menus.  You simply grab a table and join the queue (or vice-versa if you have no-one to mind your table for you). We decided what we were going to eat as the queue snaked its way along the counter.  I also have no idea how much anything cost as there are no prices displayed - but who cares! This is the Willy Wonkas of cake shops...knock yourself out with a sugar coma.  We did!

Big Brother decided to have Gelato...a scoop of chocolate and also choc-chip.  He was a happy camper, if not a bit eager to get eating!

Niecy-Poo had a delectable slice of  the famed baked ricotta cheesecake. I had a bite of this and it was fantastic. The ricotta filling is rich, creamy but not too sweet. Truth be told I had about four spoonfuls of this - it was hard to stop eating it once I'd started as it was just so moreish.  Actually, if I'm totally honest, I've been thinking about this cheesecake a lot since we visited this place.

The Boy wanted a "slice of something yummy" so I brought him back a huge slice of caramel mudcake from my voyage to the cake counter. I had quite a bit of this too (oink) and it was great. We both agreed the cake was quite light, and not as heavy or dense as other mudcakes we'd had before.

As I was feeling quite full from lunch I opted for something small and the chocolate sponge ball was just the ticket.   The sponge cake was studded with a nutty outter and had a whole hazelnut nestled inside.

Whilst we all had drinks it was Big Brother's cup of Earl Grey Tea that gave us all a chuckle...a cup of hot water with tea bag...on the side.  Fancy.

Pasticceria Papa is at 145 Ramsay Street, Haberfield.

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  1. I love this place - I don't live far from here, and went through a phase of coming here every Saturday morning for treats! The ricotta cheesecake is definitely the best I think!

  2. And I love how the ricotta cheesecake has a "crust" from the baking!

  3. I've heard so much about this place, but have yet to visit - it's on the list though!

  4. I've read so many good reviews their famous ricotta cheesecake. I'd have trouble eating just one spoonful, too.

  5. LOL at the sad tea, but YUM at the rest of it. I've had their ricotta cannoli and it's really incredible, but I haven't tried the cheesecake yet!

  6. It's so hard to stop at a few bites or even a slice of that ricotta cheesecake.

  7. What a great story! There is nothing like having a bunch of desserts. I love ricotta cheesecake and this definitely would have been my choice... although caramel mudcake is pretty good too...

  8. Great shots! Making me hungry for cake... :P

  9. YUM! That cheesecake looks amazing! Need to check this place out

  10. Love ricotta cheesecake, is my preference over the American style cream cheese cheesecake.


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