Man, I was stuffed after Friday night’s dinner! Eve though I couldn’t fit another morsel in, I made room for 85 Degrees Bakery Cafe, the most hyped bakery in Irvine and Orange County.
Described as “The Starbucks of Taiwan,” 85 Degrees, a popular Asian (and subsequently, Australian) chain actually reminds me more of Los Angeles’ Porto’s…
…meets Korea’s Paris Baguette?
Take a tray and pack it with goodies – some people were obviously experts.
Super crowded with never-ending long lines. Here are some treats that looked appealing to me. Chocolate Cake Toast – a chocolate sponge cake and white toast with rum raisins.
Half-Moon Coconut Cake – soft vanilla sponge cake with cream, coated with coconut shavings. Yum!
Also, there were some more “interesting” options. Actually, I am pretty curious about this Japanese Calamari Stick, made from Squid Ink with white cheddar cheese inside and garlic spread on top.
My Mom and Dad shared a chocolate croissant and freaked out.
Then they hopped on line for another one to bring home.
I’ve got it wrapped tightly in the freezer. Had another serious evening of eats last night so that guy won’t be making an appearance again for a little while!