This quiet cafe's nondescript exterior and veiled windows create the impression of an abandoned storefront, a perception quickly shattered upon entering this chocolate and rose-walled sensation.
Those used to a more casual setting may be intimidated by the immaculate tablecloths and sophisticated clientele, but the warm, jeans-wearing wait staff quickly works to allay any fear of being in the wrong place. Any unease about pricier entrees or correct fork usage dissipates after diving in to Chef David Richards' rich, flavorful creations.
Menu mainstays include delectables such as sweet potato bisque, strawberry risotto and a kobe burger. Brunch lovers will delight in Richards' red wine poached eggs, while tea aficionados can enjoy sips of fragrant, exotic blends.
But most important among Sweets and Savories' offerings are the items on its dessert menu. A chocolate cake with cocoa buttercream induces exquisite sugar shock. An apple crisp with raisins and cranberries delivers flaky, fruit-filled goodness. And handmade chocolate truffles are decadent without overwhelming taste buds.
The heavy entrees and indulgent desserts may be too much to partake of on a regular basis, but if you're looking for an intimate setting for a special occasion, Sweets and Savories is an excellent choice.
Average cost: $21-$30
Centerstage Reviewer: Jenny Seay