Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Streets (formerly known as Short Sweet Bakery), Parramatta

HAPPY EASTER PEEPS! The Easter Holiday is one of my favourite holidays because of the extended long weekend and of course, hot cross buns. The smell of cinnamon, mixed spice and currents makes my body filled with warmth and the tip of my fingers tingle with excitement.

Sweet Street (formerly known as Short Sweet Bakery) prepares a batch of hot cross buns each day during the lead up to Easter. The bakery is simple but cosy. There is a huge variety of cakes available especially given its size so just a heads up for some upcoming cake porn, starting with...

Honeycomb cake

For those that know me, I barely have a sweet tooth but THIS honeycomb cake blew me away. It looks so sexy yet dangerous. THIS honeycomb cake was seriously the bomb. At first I was worried that it would be insanely sweet but surprisingly, it was just right. The honeycomb was chewy but still crunchy on the outside which is exactly the way I like it.

More cakes including the famous lamington
The Lamington
There have been many comparisons of the lamington between Flour and Stone and Sweet Streets as some people say either place is better. For me personally, I found there was slightly more panacotta filling than Flour and Stone's buttttttt I will always prefer shaved over desiccated coconut. So it was definitely hard to decide which one was better. So it really comes down to what you prefer more: panacotta filling or coconut shavings. 

Left mocha with marshmallow
Left: marshmallow and mini blueberry custard tarts
I think this must of been the first time I have tried proper marshmallow (i.e. it wasn't out of an off-the-shelf packet from woolies) and I can tell you now, there is a huge difference in the quality of the marshmallows. The ones out of a packet taste artificial and extremely sweet but the ones from Sweet Street were so soft and jiggly! I loved it so much I decided to order a mocha and place a blop of marshmallow in it. The coco foam along with the marshmallows, together, melted so well in your mouth. 

Left: Lime cheesecakes
I have also never tasted cheesecake this light before. I even questioned as to whether it was even a cheese cake to begin with. The secret? Try whipping this baby up for 2 freaking hours and you will soon wonder why it tasted so light. 

Left: Chocolate custard eclairs
Right: More honeycomb foodporn
Fresh hot cross buns in the making
moreeeeeeeee cakes
Grandma's tea cakes
Can you believe these tea cakes are only 12 BUCKS? I can barely get a decent lunch for twelve bucks to feed myself let alone to buy a cake to share. These tea cakes might appear to be simple but that's what tea cakes are. They are meant to be the basic cake recipies that your nanna would whip up in the afternoon. I would definitely be back to pick up one of these babies on my way to work so I can have with my cuppa tea as my afternoon treat.

Sweet Streets isn't a fancy cafe and that is probably the reason why I like it so much. It isn't pretentious and the cakes are simple but tasty. The prices are definitely competitive and zomgosh, they have THAT honeycomb cake for sale. You just can't go wrong. 

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Gotta go eat!!

Food is our religion dined as a guest of Sweet Streets and Wasamedia.


  1. Oh man the beautiful places in Parramatta, I'm missing out bigtime aren't I? Yeah I'm still loving that lamington at Flour and Stone, definitely gonna be returning to that place soon :)

  2. This is the best range of baked goods I have seen in a while, the honeycomb cake looks like a bomb hit it but I'd eat it.

    I loved Flour and Stone last time I was in Sydney, must check out Sweet Streets next time I'm in Sydney. I prefer shaved coconut to desiccated too!

  3. so many cakes so little time. grandma's tea cake looks good :-)

  4. Wow that honeycomb cake!! It looks gloriously good

  5. I thought this lamington was much more dry than F&S which is how I prefer it...I don't really notice the coconut issue too much as I like any coconut. The honeycomb cake looks pretty epic.

  6. OMG that honeycomb cake!!
    ... but then ... the marshmellows look so good too!

    - Cassie

  7. wow u sampled so much! would you like to meet up for some fooding? if so let me know via fb or email!

  8. WOW! I would have loved to try everything!! The honeycomb cake and the Grand mas tea cake both look so good! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I know, the cheesecake! Was so so light, amazing.

  10. Holy smokes that Honeycomb Cake looks like a heart attack waiting to happen. A delicious tasty coronary!!

    We so need to catch up!!!!! Dinner next week? =)

  11. What an interesting looking place. The honeycomb cake looks interesting and for you a non sweet eater to have liked it I'm surprised!