Review: Sweet as Sara

Le’ BFF Jia and I had not been meeting for catch up session for quite some time. So, we met up yesterday evening as she is not returning to Lumut over the weekend. She has both gynecology and ultrasound check appointments today. Jia decided not to bring Lucas as I do not have a baby car seat in my car. LOL!

We decided to go Sweet as Sara as it was one of the newly opened cafes which I have yet visited. Jia wanted finger food as her gynecologist warned her to cut down on sugar intake especially on desserts. She is not much of a cake person as compared to me but she loves almost anything Red Velvet.

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We occupied the table just right next to the entrance door as that was probably the seat whereby it is less cooler compared to the others. It was drizzling yesterday evening. On the way to Sweet as Sara, it was pouring cats and dogs. We even contemplated for a few times whether we should meet up or stay home but I am glad that we did as the rain stopped shortly after we arrived at Sweet as Sara.

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Apart from coffees, cupcakes and cakes, Sweet as Sara also offers hot food like beef lasagna and sandwiches. The former was already sold out when we were there. There were too much cupcakes to choose from and we were spoiled with choices.

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Orange Juice | B$3.90

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Matcha Latte | B$4.50

Honestly speaking, I regretted ordering this. The taste was off. The taste of milk overpowered the taste of Matcha. In short, I think I had been drinking milk more than Matcha Latte. Jia told me that I should not have gone for coffees but juices as it is the safest bet when you do not know how well they can do coffees.

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwich | B$6.90

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We both agreed that this sandwich was good. The bread was pressed and served while warm. The bread was surprisingly soft and fluffy. I was expecting a hard and dense textured bread. The combination of both smoked salmon and cream cheese was absolutely perfect. I do not mind ordering this next time because it really was good.

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We ordered a Pistachio Ondeh-Ondeh Cheesecake and two cupcakes. They came served in a plate together which Jia thought was rather unappealing. So, we requested another two plates since we were sharing. LOL!

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Pistachio Ondeh-Ondeh Cheesecake  | B$4.50

Ondeh-Ondeh flavor is a trend nowadays. We chose this by random and it happened to be one of their bestselling items when Jia checked out their Instagram while waiting for our food to be served. The Ondeh-Ondeh cheesecake layer was good, topped with some chopped pistachio with coconut milk whipped cream, desiccated coconut and caramel sauce.

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Red Velvet Cupcake

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Cookie & Cream Cupcake

Cupcakes are sold at two for B$3.90. There was nothing much to rave about the cupcakes in my opinion but it is solely subjective to personal preference. Both Jia and I agreed that the cake was rather dry for our liking but the cream cheese frosting was decent enough.

Sweet as Sara
Unit 7, Block A,
Ground Floor,
Setia Kenangan 2,
Simpang: 150-17-20, Lot 5788,
Kampung Kiulap, BE1318,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8886169 (WhatsApp)

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