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Where to find the world's best cheesecakes?

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1. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 8y

This post was triggered by Steff posting on the German bakery in Auckland thread:

Quoting steff

Alternatively you could try Pandoro Italian bakery, 427 Parnell Rd in Parnell (they actually also have a shop in the city centre as far as I remember). Their bread is not as good, but better than toast and they have super yummy cheesecake!

Having been deprived of even knowing about cheesecake for most of my life (we just don't have them in the Netherlands), I've been developing an addiction to good cheesecakes since 2003, and I found myself thinking, "dammit, I wish I'd known about that place in June! Or better yet, back in 2003!"
So - I really don't want to be deprived of good cheesecake experiences on any further travels, and for that I'm calling upon all of you to share with me your secret locations for the best cheesecakes in the world. Doesn't matter where in the world you had absolutely yummy cheesecake, I want to know about them all - because sooner or later, I'm going to end up visiting the same place.

So please, help out a poor cheesecake deprived Dutchie here? (Bonus points for the best cheesecakes in Brussels, Stockholm, Vienna and Sevilla, as I'll be visiting those places soon.) :)

My contributions:
Custom Coffee House
Shop 38 Queens Arcade, Customs Street, Auckland, New Zealand

A tiny little tea and coffee shop, which only very rarely has cheesecake in (once a month, maybe?) - but when they do, oh my... Best cheesecake EVAR! So ultimately rich and creamy and solid and tasty - you'll be lingering over the last crumb for hours.

Quarry Restaurant
Stony Creek, Grampians Road, Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia

Their menu lists their cheesecake like this: "Slightly warmed vanilla baked cheese cake served with a scrumptious hot caramel sauce and garnished with Chantilly cream and fresh fruit."...and damn, that hot caramel sauce is a stroke of pure fscking genius!

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Jan-2009, at 07:31 by Sander ]

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I detest cheesecake--it's like eating a piece of cement! Blech!

But if you're ever over this way, I've heard rave reviews about:

Café Figaro
Hutchison Street, Montreal (True Blue Parisian café with great rum balls, too)

Dunn's Famous
Downtown, Montreal (New York deli cheesecake, plus great smoked meat on rye)

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

I detest cheesecake--it's like eating a piece of cement! Blech!

I don't think we can be friends anymore... :(


But thanks for those suggestions! :)

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Roxy's at Times Square, New York. Ask for the strawberry cheesecake, yum! And it comes in an American diner-sized portion.

Incidentally it's also the only edible thing there....

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

Junior's-Brooklyn, NY

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y

Oudean in Utrecht...especially for Sander;)

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 7y

*blinks* Well, I guess I'm going to need to come up with an excuse to head over to Utrecht again real soon now! (They'd better have really good cheesecake, though!)

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Jan-2009, at 13:05 by Sander ]

8. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 7y

'The Cheesecake Shop' has branches all over Auckland and people say it's the best cheesecake around. I''m not a fan of cheesecake so can't comfirm!

9. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 7y

My mom's house She makes the bestest Chocolate Chip Cheesecake - yum!

10. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Dafna's Cheesecake Emporium in Liverpool is pretty spectacular!!!!!!!!! Lemon cheesecake is probably the best desert in the world.