We stopped in Cake de Partie (4685 Convoy St. San Diego, CA 92111) a dessert cafe across the street from one of our favorite Chinese restaurants Spicy City. Their specialty is something called a crepe cake, which have been made famous by Lady M Confections (https://www.ladym.com/collections/cakes). A crepe cake is a pretty much a stack of thin crepes layered with pastry cream filling in between each crepe layer. A proper crepe cake has no less than 20 crepe layers per cake. It was the first time we had heard of such a thing. While we were deciding what to get, a gentlemen came in and ordered a slice of matcha cake and a lychee rose soda to go. He said he was craving this and this was the first time he'd gotten it without having his wife and/or kids in tow. Wow! we thought it must be crazy good if this dude came in on the down low to get this by himself, we pictured him sitting in the car eating the whole thing and washing it down with the home made soda before he walked into the house, the wife and kids none the wiser.
With an antlered stag as their mascot, the place had a definite hipster lounge vibe to it, however they close at 10:00 so not a late night hipster spot. They have a variety of interesting desserts on the menu as well as a collection of savory snacks like chicken wings and pasta dishes, coffee drinks and hand crafted, home made sodas and lemonades. We asked the young lady working behind the counter what crepe cake was her favorite and she steered us towards the strawberry one with strawberry coulis.
Well if you like desserts that are not too sweet, crepe cake might be for you. For us the texture was unusual for a dessert and as neither of us is a big fan of pastry cream it wasn't a transcendent taste sensation. The Lychee Rose soda, however was refreshing and a bit on the sweet side but the flavors went well together. Overall this is a place with a cool vibe and would be a nice place to hang out with friends debating the merits of the different flavors of crepe cakes vs. European style conventional cakes.
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