Bon Bon Bakery

November 01, 2011
I can only think of one word to describe this place: CHEAP! I bought a SwarmJam voucher for $10 which entitles me to $20 worth of food and let me tell you, I had the hardest time trying to reach that limit. In the end I took home a crostata, a dozen cookies, half a dozen pastries, 2 muffins and 4 dinner rolls. The crostata was similar to a regular pie except it had less filling and it was not as sweet. I quite enjoyed it and actually prefer it to overwhelmingly sweet pies overflowing with jam filling.

The pastries looked colourful enough, but they were not the delicate artwork you would find at high-end bakeries. These were like homemade baked goods with careless swirls of cream and icing sugar decorations. They were not particularly good, but you get what you pay for.

I hold the same comment for the cookies. Most of them were just average, but I particularly enjoyed the puff pastry and the pecan cookies. As for the rest of them, an experienced baker could probably make better cookies at home.

The dinner rolls were actually quite enjoyable the day we bought them, but they turned really hard and stale after a couple days. According to my parents, the bread tasted exactly like the ones from local bakeries "back in the day", so I guess it must be a traditional recipe without any of that preservative stuff.

At least the muffins didn't turn stale after a few days. The blueberry muffin was kind of mushy and wet, but the lemon poppyseed was decent.

To be honest, I probably wouldn't go back for anything other than the crostata and maybe a couple of the cookies. The rest of the food wasn't that great, but you can't beat the prices.

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