Edmonton: Cheesecake Cafe

by gigi on March 1, 2008

Both Mabel and I were in work for Edmonton for a few days. Luckily for me, Mabel is from Edmonton so she offered to take me somewhere for dinner on the night I arrived. We ended up at Cheesecake Cafe, which she noted was known for their excellent cheesecakes. This place is actually a smaller scale version of Cheesecake Factory, which is prevalent in most big US cities.

To start, Mabel and I shared the spinach and artichoke dip. The chips seemed to be freshly fried because we could still see some oil sitting on some chips. :) The dip itself was not bad although it was a bit watery towards the bottom and there was definitely more spinach than artichoke.

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Since I was in Alberta, I decided to go with the honey garlic sirloin, which came with some veggies. I also had a choice of a baked potato or salad to go along with my dish and I chose the salad with a honey dressing. Even though I asked for medium rare, I found my steak to be a bit overcooked and kind of tough. I also couldn’t taste the honey or garlic, which theoretically should have kept the steak nice and moist. The vegetables appeared to have been boiled and were overcooked although the salad was pretty tasty.

cheesecake cafe

Cheesecakes are definitely the specialty here so Mabel and I ordered a key lime cheesecake and an Oreo cheesecake. Some of the cheesecakes are seasonal and are available during certain times of the year. The key lime cheesecake was a nice shade of green and had the slightest hint of lime flavour. I liked the graham cracker crust although I wished it was thicker.

cheesecake cafe

Of the two cheesecakes, I actually preferred the Oreo one more. It was not too sweet and also had chunks of Oreo cookies in it. Both the cheesecakes were very dense and we ended up eating only half of each flavour. Although the cheesecakes were good, I do like my cheesecakes to be creamier and the flavours here were too subtle for my liking.

cheesecake cafe

I definitely preferred the cheesecakes here over my main dish and appetizer. If I were to come back again, I would probably just come for dessert and pick one cheesecake to share between two people…unless you are feeling really hungry.

Details:
17011 – 100 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
Tel: 780-486-0440

Summary:
Food: [rating:2]
Service: [rating:2]
Price: $$

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