Richa, KitKat and I were initially planning on grabbing some drinks at 33 Acres, but after our late night dinner at Burgoo, we were all too tired and sleepy for beer. We decided to save it for another day, and go for dessert instead. There weren’t many options available to us as it was pretty late in the evening, so we took our waiter at Burgoo’s suggestion and settled for Sweet Revenge, which happens to be one of the few (if not only) late night dessert/cake place(s) on Main.
The place was a little cramped, so if you’re a claustrophobe, Sweet Revenge is not for you. The walls were painted red and the decor was…interesting. The pad was dimly lit, and had an eclectic, Victorian tea party kind of feel to it. It was on the border between cute and eerie (You know what I mean? Like china dolls, at first you’re like “oh, that’s dainty” but the longer you look at it, the more creepy it becomes). It’s a little bizarre to me, but I guess it’s just one of those things, you either love it or you hate it. Kind of reminded me of a fortune teller’s shop, but it’s probably just me.
The three of us were seated at a table that was separated by dividers. KitKat was stuffed from dinner and wanted to share, but as we were glancing through the menu, I discovered that there was a minimum charge of $6/person. They also charge you if you take your dessert to go.
I was indecisive and couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted (like usual). Originally, I had ordered the creme brûlée, but I had changed it to chocolate mousse ($7) shortly after I put in my order. The semi sweet chocolate mousse was rich, and had a firm, yet smooth texture. After a rather big meal, this cake was a little too heavy for me. I also didn’t enjoy the crunchy crust, which had a strange flavour, and was almost grainy in texture, I immediately regretted not getting the creme brûlée instead.
Richa had gotten the Tiramisu ($8). Quite frankly, he said that he preferred the tiramisu from the Safeway bakery. Sweet Revenge’s tiramisu was served in a glass, and we wondered how he’d take it home if he couldn’t finish it. Jokingly, KitKat said that he may as well just take the entire glass home since they charge for takeout anyway. In the end, Richa finished his dessert, but KitKat and I were unable to finish our last few bites.
Overall, I think KitKat and I consumed over double the amount of calories we burned off at the gym that day. But that’s okay, because we workout to eat anyway.
SWEET REVENGE PATISSERIE
+1 604 879 7933
Riley Park & Little Mountain
4160 Main Street, Vancouver