If you are a desert lover, then True Confections is for you. They have an enormous selection of cakes, cheesecakes, pies and after dinner drinks.
When we went on a Friday night in January, it was packed, but we never felt rushed or under-served. It is a real restaurant, as opposed to a cafe like some of the competition (such as the brilliantly named, but uninspired Death by Chocolate). If it weren’t for the music and the location (in a mini-mall next to a foam store and the corner of Broadway and Alma), the atmosphere would have been almost romantic, with dim lighting and never overbearing but always around service.
We had the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, which was absolutely as good as it sounds. Layers of chocolate cake, with a hazelnut-chocolate icing in between them, with more hazelnut-chocolate icing on the outside made up this delight. The best part was that it wasn’t overly sweet or fatty – it was pretty much the perfect combination of the two, and was perfectly moist as well.
For a drink, I had a Kahlua Moo – steamed milk, Kahlua, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle – and it was every bit as good as the cake. My wife’s pot of tea was a cut above expected as well. Rather than just a standard supermarket tea bag, there was a very fancy woven tea bag filled with loose leaf tea. They even came around to offer extra hot water.
The bill came out to just under $20 for both our drinks and the shared slice of cake. It might seem a bit rich for dessert, but for the atmosphere, service and the sugar buzz that lasted well into bedtime, it was well worthwhile.
With locations at the corner of Broadway and Alma (where we went) and downtown on Denman at Haro, True Confections is well worth a visit for a special after-dinner treat.