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Published October 10th 2012
Good coffee, delcious cakes and cumphy seats
By now, I am sure we are all aware of my love of coffee and cakes. Penrith Westfield's, was previously known as the quaint Penrith Plaza, and is now quite a large but not over crowded Mall. Do we say Mall in this country?
In my usual start to my day, coffee was first on my list but this time in Penrith, home of the Penrith Panthers (not really a footy fan) but anyway. Down from Myer and just before Woolworths was The Coffee Emporium. I have visited this establishment a few times and I have to say that they really do top coffee!
The lady behind the counter is the very new owner of the franchise, Marsina and her partner Jimmy. It was their first day and the very welcoming Marsina was asking if there was anything they could do to make their café better. In all honesty, it was pretty perfect. The service has always been excellent and the coffee is always superb. After knowing that they were new, I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive.
While standing in the fairly long queue to order, I was staring at the cakes, I almost ordered what looked like flat berry friands until I saw my favourite dessert ever. I shook my head thinking again 'what's with the cakes'. I don't have a sweet tooth, not every day, maybe just lately. My point is that this beautiful almond croissant was calling my name. "Sandra, eat me, eat me." What can a girl do?
When my turn came I ordered my usual double shot, extra hot skim latte, yes, it is a wonder they don't ask me to leave. Then the time came for me to make a decision on whether or not I was going to weaken twice in one week.
Crispy edges, soft middle and divine, heavenlyish, melting in my mouth almond middle as well as the crunchy flakes of almonds that covered the top. I shared it with my friend. We cut it in half, she cut I chose and yes, I gave her the bigger piece. I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to photograph it served, trust me, it was fine. The coffee was exactly what I had expected, it was just as good as always and I thoroughly enjoyed the waking up process that I went through while drinking it.
Mums that had dropped their little ones at school and grandparents took a seat and enjoyed their beverages while indulging. The Coffee Emporium even had mini lounges for kids, an elderly gentleman offered to sit in the seat while I took a photo, I convinced him to stay where he was.
Have a seat grandad
If I was a Masterchef judge, I'd give them 10 out of 10 for coffee, service and Almond Croissants.