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Published July 21st 2013
A great escape for those on a budget
If you have ever been to Palm Beach Florida you will remember the white beaches, turquoise waters and lots of palm trees. So, when I visited Palm Beach Café I was surprised to find how they simulated this exact experience.
Palm Beach café show cases a range of "quick bake" foods and sweets. They also offer a coffee and cake special for only $8.00. There is no time stamp on this offer so I cannot confirm that it is something they offer on a regular basis. Needless to say, we took hold of this opportunity while we had it.
As my kids were being treated to an "adventure" they soon warmed up to the idea of ordering their own piece of cake. The owner was extremely helpful and offered to substitute the coffee for a hot chocolate. I was surprised at her generosity as many cafes that I have been to, in the past, have refused this simple exchange.
We had ordered an apple pie, carrot cake and cookies & cream cake. For $8.00, we were given extremely large portions. Of course my kids had no problems with this. The cookies and cream cake had a thick shortbread base topped with chocolate chip cookies. It was very creamy (as per the name) and was very rich. The apple pie was presented with a healthy portion of cream, and it probably was the best piece out of all three choices. The carrot cake was just a little on the dry side but with a great cup of coffee it was enjoyable.
The experience, overall, was fantastic. I guess it was a combination of good service, good view and great weather. I would recommend this café to anyone wanting a little "time out" on a budget. The bonus, of course, is the view!