Last week we told you that White Cake Bakery had opened up in Sunnyside, and over the weekend we were able to stop by and try some things. We had a good experience with tasty baked goods and coffee, enjoyed in a bright and airy dining room. Bonus: new 7 trains!! That was a pleasant surprise.
It’s a short walk from the 46th Street 7 stop. We were greeted by bunches of balloons and sign announcing their grand opening. We were greeted by a cheery “hello!” by the staff, and I loved how comfortable the dining room was, too—lots of wooden tables and fresh blue and green colors on the walls, with sunlight streaming in from the front.
We decided to try the coffee cake and pecan sticky bun, which were both quite tasty. I liked how the sticky bun had dried cranberries in there between the layers—they added a nice fruitiness to the bun, and I much preferred them to the more conventional raisins. It was also quite substantial but did not sit at the bottom of my stomach like a rock. The coffeecake, recommended by one of the ladies at the counter, was also delicious, though a tad dry around the edges. Apart from that, it had a nice crumb and crumbly topping.
I also had a cappuccino with my bun and it was a great match. I was particularly taken with the glass of fresh orange juice, which definitely tasted like the real deal, and I basically had to do everything I could to not suck it down all at once. It had that lovely sweetness with a bit of tang that I love in fresh OJ. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
We also admired their non-breakfast pastries, including cakes, tarts, and cupcakes. We took home a strawberry mini tart, which put a smile on my face, and my guy also loved it. It’s a nice buttery shortbread-style crust filled with with light pastry cream and topped with lightly glazed strawberries. So, so good. It was so good that I forgot to take a photo of it before I consumed its deliciousness. They also offer chocolate and lemon tarts, with the lemon getting rave reviews from the staff.
We also bought a baguette, and it basically is exactly what I look for in a baguette. It’s crusty on the outside, wonderfully chewy on the inside, with a wonderful aroma, and a little bit of sour to it. It’s wonderful by itself or slathered with unsalted Irish butter. I learned that they do not bake the bread in house, but get it from a local bakery. I was unable to ascertain which bakery made this amazing bread, but my guess is that it is Amy’s Bread (local to the area), but don’t quote me on it. Wherever it comes from, it’s fabulous.
Apart from the cappuccino I had, they do a whole variety of espresso drinks, single origin coffee, and their house blend. Of course, their coffee is from our friends at Native Coffee Roasters! This continues to be a point of awesome, in our eyes.
And above I mentioned the excellent fresh squeezed orange juice, but know they also do fresh apple, carrot, and grapefruit, plus you can add on a whole bunch of other things if you like, including a variety of green veggies (green juices are crazy popular in the area).
While enjoying our breakfast, we saw a number of people come in and order take away food, so they are happy to box things up for you. And on top of all the breakfasty thing they have, their menu is chock full of the kinds of things you’d eat for lunch and/or dinner—burgers, salads, sandwiches, and the like. It really is a cafe.
All in all, we had a great experience and enjoyed everything. We look forward to returning!
White Cake Bakery, 48-11 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104, 718-639-1235