Carole's Cheesecake Café
Boasting not just the world's best cheesecake, but the whole universe's is Carole's Cheesecake Café, located right in the heart of Yorkville.
The café is New York-styled, lined with white vinyl booths, a blackwood bar, and a chalkboard menu. Carole's serves everything from all-day breakfast to red and white wines but of course, we're here for the main attraction.
We flip right to the 'Best in the Universe Cheesecakes' page and find drool-worthy flavour after drool-worthy flavour: Caramel Brownie, Triple Chocolate, Rocky Road, Dulce de Leche, Turtle, Taffy Apple, Very Berry, Strawberry Swirl, Raspberry Swirl, Cappuccino, Marble, Lemon, Pistachio, and the classic New York Naked Cheesecake.
Out of the corner of our eye, we also notice a 'Sugar Free and Low Carb Cheesecake' section but come on, treat yoself.
After an intense process of elimination, we order the Taffy Apple ($6.99) and some Chamomile Tea ($3.95) to wash it down.
Left to right: Taffy Apple Cheesecake Slice ($6.99), Chamomile Tea ($3.99)
The chamomile tea was very – okay, let's be real, we just care about the cheesecake.
Topped with a generous layer of taffy-smothered apple slices atop one of the richest cheesecakes in the (apparently) universe, your fork just seems to develop a life of its own and takes piece after piece. When we finally snap out of our daze and realize the plate is empty, we had to restrain ourselves from ordering a whole cake.
The real question is: is this really the universe's best cheesecake? To be honest, we're not entirely convinced--we're going to have to eat a whole lot more cheesecake to come to a verified conclusion but we don't mind the challenge.