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This Saturday we visited one of the best cafe and patisserie in Dublin, Queen of Tarts.
This cafe and patisserie is very famous in Dublin and has been on a number of gourmet lists, such as top ten desserts in Dublin, the best places to have desserts in Dublin, best scones in Dublin, the best cheesecakes in Dublin or the best bakeries in Dublin, etc. Even titles like “10 Chocolate Desserts In Dublin You Absolutely Have To Try Before You Die" you can see Queen of Tarts on the list.
It was a bit cloudy and cold today, a perfect weather for desserts.
Queen of Tarts serves an assortment of home baked goods. Everything is made fresh in the kitchen and you also have savory options such as soup, sandwiches and salads for a hearty brunch. However me and my husband visited Queen of Tarts simply for their famous sweet pastries. I researched a bit before we went, trying to choose one dessert that I would enjoy the most and as I saw those pictures of their Victorian Sponge cake I made up my mind to go for this traditional treat.
這間甜點咖啡廳位在都柏林 2 區的中心，附近走路就能到的景點很多，像是都柏林城堡、古老的基督大教堂、都柏林三一學院和看了就醉的都柏林酒吧區（Temple Bar）等等，所以如果你有打算到這附近走走，千萬不要錯過塔之女王～！
The restaurant is located in the heart of Dublin city center and is within minutes walk from Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and Temple Bar. So if you happen to be in this area make sure you pay this amazing place a visit.
Here we are!
我們大概是下午四點到的，店員很客氣地請我們等 10 分鐘左右，因為我們想坐在裡面，所以要等，不然室外還有一些空位，店員人很好，而且有問必答。
We arrived around 4 in the afternoon and were politely asked to wait for 10 minutes since we preferred indoor seats. The staffs are very friendly and prompt.
It is a rather small two-story cafe and the menu also features lunch and brunch options, scones, and savory tarts. It is said to be one of the best place to have a proper scone in Dublin and their New York cheesecake, apple crumbles and pecan pies are among customers most favorites. Oh and if you wonder why an Irish cafe sells New York cheesecakes it is because the two founders and chefs were trained in New York so I think they just kind of establish a connection of their experience with the things they make.
After 10 minutes we were led to our seats on the ground floor right next to a glass door cabinet filled with antique saucers and cups. I love love love this kind of porcelain they are so delicate and beautiful. I know it’s just all feels but if you have something like this at home you can definitely make your own afternoon tea time feel extra extravagant.
塔之女王在都柏林 2 區有兩間店，但我推薦的是在丹姆街上的原始店，這家店很可愛，櫃台擺了一堆甜點，整間咖啡廳到處都是可愛的茶杯和碟子。
There are two Queen of Tarts in Dublin 2 and I recommend you go to the one on the Dame street. It is the original shop and the whole place is so adorable decorated by sweets on the counter and teacups and saucers basically everywhere.
The followings are their famous goodies:
Victorian Sponge Cake: Delicious layered cake with fresh seasonal berries and preserve.
Decadent Chocolate Pecan Tart: Pecan tart with rich Belgian chocolate and pastry crust.
Queen of Chocolate Fudge Cake: Layered cake covered in a luxurious chocolate ganache and laced with toasted coconut shavings.
Carrot Cake: A moist carrot cake covered in rich creamy icing sprinkled with chopped nuts.
Bailey’s Cheesecake: Baked cheesecake with chocolate chips and a dash of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Seasonal Crumbles: Strawberry and Rhubarb, Blackberry and Apple
New York Raspberry Cheesecake: Baked vanilla cheesecake filled with raspberries.
Scones, cupcakes, brownies and cookies.
We ordered a hot blackberry and apple crumble, a Victorian sponge cake and we also decided to share a New York raspberry cheesecake together. I ordered a cup of cafe Mocha and my husband ordered a pot of lemon and ginger tea.
I was so excited as we were waiting for our desserts. The cafe isn’t very big, a bit crowded actually. It feels busy and lively and you could hear sounds coming from the kitchen at the back, people talking, laughing and gasping at their sweets. Don’t expect a quiet, elegant atmosphere but it is heart-warming and cozy in its own way.
My Victorian’s sponge cake was so delicious. The sponge was moist and voluminous and the cream was so light and fluffy. Raspberries and the jam enriched each bite. It is easily one of my favorite desserts now! My husband’s blackberry and apple crumble was served warm and he said that he would like it to be cold next time, next time is the keyword here lol. The crumble was a very dense and luxurious experience, it filled my husband’s stomach and heart fairly easily. Personally I think the cheesecake we shared was the second best desserts we had that day. The raspberry cheesecake was filled in a buttery and tasty tart which was not too crumbly. The cheesecake itself was creamy in texture and the acidity of raspberry was such a nice addition to the flavor. The drinks did their jobs, being good but not exceptionally special.
Each bit of these desserts was like in heaven. We took our time and enjoyed our sweets and drinks. It was so soothing and satisfying and it truly filled my heart with content and bliss. My husband pointed out that almost every one in the cafe looked happy. Well it is very difficult to get angry when you sit in a nice cafe on a cold Saturday afternoon and enjoy scrumptious desserts with your loved ones.
還是很難想像，今天來這家店竟然是我的主意，我以前真的一點都不愛吃甜點，但是不知道為什麼，自從我們開始低醣飲食後，我的甜點胃像是被解放了一樣，我變得很喜歡、很享受甜食，重點是我開始知道為什麼甜點好吃。這麼多年來，準確地來說是 28 年，我都不嗜甜點，現在卻有好多美味的甜點向我招手，我已經準備好迎接吃貨人生的新篇章了，哈哈哈。不過我有點擔心，因為我對甜點的喜愛正在開發中，還不知道節制，這天吃完蛋糕和塔，我非常滿足地跟先生說：「好好吃喔，我覺得我還可以再吃！」語畢我們兩個都覺得有點恐哈哈哈。
I couldn’t believe that I was the one that made the proposal to come here because I didn’t really like desserts before. However my sweet tooth officially grew out after we began the LCHF diet a month ago. I am not sure why but ever since that diet I have been hooked and begun to enjoy all kinds of sweets. Most importantly, I also begin to appreciate desserts. After all these years, 28 years to be exact, of not liking desserts at all, I’m now on a new adventure of discovering all sorts of good stuff in the world and I’m super excited hahaha. I’m a bit worried though with my seemingly unsatisfiable appetite for desserts because after we ate the cake, the tart and had the drink I told my husband I felt great and could have more lol. He was equally shocked as I by the remark.
Let’s see some other desserts they have.
It is a really nice café and patisserie. I can’t say it is the best in Dublin since this is practically the very first desserts & cafe shop I visited in Dublin. It is however definitely worth a visit. I would love to come here again and try their famous scones next time. I would also like to try their carrot cakes and perhaps a brownie! (I’m already looking forward to it lol.)
溫熱黑莓蘋果鬆脆奶酥 5.50 歐
維多利亞海綿蛋糕 5.50 歐
紐約覆盆莓起司蛋糕 5.50 歐
摩卡咖啡 3.50 歐
檸檬薑茶 3.20 歐
共 23.20 歐（約台幣 830 元，不收取服務費。）
Hot blackberry and apple crumble*1 5.50€
Victorian sponge cake*1 5.50€
New York raspberry cheesecake*1 5.50€
Cafe Mocha*1 3.50€
Lemon and ginger tea*1 3.20€
Total 23.20€ and no service fee
餐廳名稱 |Restaurant Queen of Tarts
官方網站 | Website Queen of Tarts
- 環境 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Atmosphere
- 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
- 服務 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Service
- 價位 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 C/P
Taitai: I will definitely visit it again.
Husband: I want the strawberry and rhubarb crumble.
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