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Swedish Tarts Patisserie

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by Kim Simpson (subscribe)
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Published May 25th 2013
Scandinavian by the sea
Swedish Tarts Patisserie offers far more than just cakes and tarts at their bustling Semaphore Road location, and in fact it was their freshly cooked breakfasts that I went there to investigate.

Outdoor seating is a huge plus on a beautiful day

I assume that their baked goods are fabulous, as they now have a bakery location open in Findon too. However, I can confirm that they are well worth a visit for a more substantial meal.

The funky interior has a Scandinavian vibe

Unfortunately, there's only one of me, so I was unable to taste everything that I would have liked to on their menu, which includes Swedish crepes, pancakes, traditional meals, and more standard sandwiches and flatbreads. I ended up with a three egg 'Farmer's' omelette, with smoked ham, potato and vegetables.

Farmer's Omelette

It was absolutely delicious, and enough to fill even my ravenous stomach. I would have preferred a healthier whole grain bread, but if you don't mind white, then the bread itself was great quality, with a good crunchy crust.

I also made up my own juice, with some help from the friendly staff, who advised me on the tartness of the lemon juice, and suggested I add something else to balance it. Our waitress was also most apologetic and friendly about informing us they couldn't put passionfruit on my friend's fruit salad, as they were out.

Even without passionfruit it was a beautiful looking fruit salad

It was simply the size of my omelette that prevented me from leaving with one of the beautiful looking tarts to take home, but I know that next time I'll give in and try one.

Swedish Tarts Semaphore Road is a combination of a beautiful setting, lovely food and friendly staff. Make it your next breakfast or coffee destination, or swing by the Findon Road Bakery branch and let us know how it is!
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Why? Delicious food, cool atmosphere
When: 7AM- 5PM Mon-Wed, 7AM- 8PM Thu-Sun
Phone: (08) 722 50 205
Where: 40 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Your Comment
I am spoiled as I live locally and visit Swedish Tarts at least twice a week for their amazing soups with sourdough toast - only $8.00. So, change left over for a tart and a good coffee. This is one of the best things to happen in Semaphore Road in the last five years, and it has encouraged other cafes to diversify their offerings as well. Enjoy!
by esalt (score: 0|9) 2501 days ago
A favourite place for me when visiting Semaphore - and you are right - the pastries and pies are wonderful
by sandy (score: 2|144) 2502 days ago
I can vouch for the Findon cafe. We left with 3 tarts, lemon, chocolate and blueberry cheescake. Our coffees were well made and we shared a couple of delicious savoury pies.
by anilou (score: 2|128) 2501 days ago
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