I love discovering new cafés. My friend was searching for a new café in town and came across Reinette, located in Millwoods. This hidden gem offers cute pastries for a lower cost than other cafes such as Duchess. They also offer high tea and sandwiches. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of the interior since my friend actually delivered me all the goodies. (What a kind soul!) Please excuse the poor quality photos too, I didn’t have my camera on me :(.
The key lime tart seemed more like a lemon meringue to me… There’s nothing worth mentioning except that it was sweet and tangy but had a weird sugary texture to it, which I did not enjoy.
The scones were one of my favourites. It was light and flaky with small pieces of onion inside.
Reinette specializes in the Apple Cheesecake pastry. Apparently it’s the chef’s unique creation that is only offered at this café. It has thin layers of apple slices braised in cinnamon and caramel with a small piece of caramel on top. The cheesecake was rich in apple cinnamon flavour. The crust, however, was a little hard to cut into. My friend and I both agreed it’d be better with the key lime tart crust. If you’re stuck deciding what to get, I recommend trying the apple cheesecake.
The Paris Brest was one of my favourites as well. It’s soft, nutty, and not too sweet. It has a very creamy texture in the centre, sandwiched between two puff pastries, very similar to a cream puff. Again, I also recommend grabbing this is if you’re there.
I accidentally disassembled the macaron as I was taking it out of the box. Don’t let the appearance of this macaron fool you! The shell was super hard and it was a struggle trying to slice it with a knife. I swear you could break your teeth eating this! We thought we might’ve just gotten a bad one but all the macarons had hard shells. The toppings were really good though. The green tea compliments the raspberry nicely.
Okay, last part of the post (finally eh?) It’s such a shame that the macarons are a miss here. I tried both the earl grey and sesame flavour and although they taste great, the hardness of the macaron shells just ruin it. My friend got the macaron pops because they look cute but we ended up throwing them out since the cream had a very unique taste (I can’t describe it… maybe peanut butter?). The financier was basically a chocolate and raspberry muffin but still super cute!
Reinette Café & Patisserie301 Woodvale Rd. W(780) 577-0974