Had a couple of hours to kill between two appointments, so headed to the nearest cafe with free wifi. Turns out to be Esquires. Chain cafe. Like Starbucks.
Should I even continue? Like I said. It was like Starbucks.
But they were doing cheap coffee + cheesecake deal AND they had free internet. And it was cookies and cream cheesecake. And I am a sucker for anything cookies and cream.
Holy hell. So the coffee was as I expected. Palatable if I don't think too much about it. But the cheesecake! Oh my. The cheesecake. It did look good, all studded with chunks of cookies. But that's where it stopped. Looks. (Yes, yes, I know. Never judge the book by its cover, food included).
Isn't cheesecake suppose to be...well, cheesy?? Not necessarily savoury cheesy in taste. But at the very least have a cream cheese texture of some sort? I wasn't expecting much. But still. I wasn't expecting gourmet. Cheesecake that tasted like its been frozen with dry ice and a mouth feel like flavoured gelatinous...hmmm. Yeah. You get the mental picture and phantom taste.
Chain cafe. Like I said. Like Starbucks.
I should have know better **mutter, mutter, mutter**