The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
This place is great on all levels: service, look and feel and desserts. All desserts were amazing, I particularly LOVED the cheesecake and hazelnut tart.
Tues – Sat 8 am – 4pm
Closed Monday and Sunday
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
Up until a few months ago, Vive la Tarte only did catering. Now, they are a storefront offering baked goods and lunch specials. Honestly, who do I have to thank because this little shop is a blessing. Well, not so little, the space is quite large and I immediately fell in love with the layout. They are still in the process of getting in all their furniture, but everything you need is already in place. The baked goods are all displayed out in the open: beautiful, easy to see and very tempting. If I was being nitpicky I would harp on the fact that while it’s nice that I can peek over the glass and be face to face with my new obsession (any of their desserts), it also means that flies and such can also be that close. Honestly, after tasting everything, I’m not sure I care.
The service here was also super nice, both the owner and the girl behind the counter were informative and very kind.
PSA: They have a lunch menu on the wall, one I didn’t see because I was so dazzled and distracted by all the stuff in front of me. So make sure you take a look around before settling on your savory selection.
Funny side story (skip if you don’t care to read my ramblings): I have been wanting to check this place out for a while now so I knew that I wasn’t going to get there and just order 1 thing. By the way, I walked 25 minutes to get there and 25 minutes back (read: DEDICATION!). I went in fully expecting to over order and then share my desserts later that day. However, it was funny because clearly that wasn’t conveyed to the people around me when I ordered a pizza/flatbread and 4 desserts. The lady sitting next to me, sat down and said “wow I’m impressed”, not to mention the group of people sitting in front that kept staring back waiting to see if I finished everything. I didn’t, but see the things I do to make sure I comprehensively review a place #hardlife.
What I ate:
- Burrata Pizza ($8)
- Earl Gray Donut ($3.75)
- Carrot Cake ($6)
- Cheesecake ($6)
- Hazelnut tart ($6)
The tart was definitely another of my favorites (along with the cheesecake). I love that this hazelnut tart didn’t have chocolate – I love a great chocolate treat, but this let the hazelnuts shine in a way that most desserts don’t. There’s a layer of cream (like the type inside of eclairs) and then a layer of whipped cream topped with the toasted hazelnuts. The flavors were delicious and everything was so light and airy. I LOVED it!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed everything and will definitely be back to try more!