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Caketown, Newtown

August 13th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Caketown in Newtown is probably a little wrongly named – Cakecloset might be more accurate in conveying how much measuring tape you’d use in sizing it up.

Despite its XS dimensions and industrial feel, this bakery is packed with such a high eye-candy-to-space ratio that the lack of roominess isn’t such a downfall. Just make sure you’re good at semi-acrobatic huddling and contorting while scanning the shelves for what you want because this little joint is always jammed with people ready to stock up on pies, tarts, sweets and bread.

I’d always been curious about this place since someone from work brought an incredibly tangy and more-ish cheesecake for an office birthday singalong and slice-up.

Sadly I didn’t get to try anything this visit – I was confined to tastebud exile thanks to a boring cold I had – but Will got a few Throwdowns ($1 each) for tea, a mutant superhero mix of mini-cake and friand. I mentally noted the cute Baby Hedgehogs (which are a cartoony sculpture made of choc spines and curls) and the Cherry and Sour Cream ($4) mini cheesecakes for future purchase excursions.

If you want a little cheat’s note about the history of the place, there is a really sweet one on this blog.

Caketown, 569 King St Newtown (02) 9557 6766

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  1. lb says:

    And THE BEST lentil pies ever. I think they only make them on a Thursday though, and they are all usually gone by around 11am. So, so good though.

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