When searching through the Lovin Dublin hashtag last week looking for new spots to check out in the city, one stood out straight away and I knew I had to try it out immediately. A Lovin Dubliner had posted a picture of an amazing looking piece of cake somewhere in the city and I immediately asked her what it was and where she got it. Apparently it was a Cherry Blossom Cake (gluten free) from the Berlin cafe next to the back entrance to the Powerscourt Centre, so I pretty quickly set off to try it out.
The Berlin cafe is really, really cool. It has a gorgeous, laid-back interior, all washed wood and white walls. They even have a little DJ booth in the cafe and when I was there on a sunny Saturday their DJ was playing some great tunes for the afternoon. People were chilling out enjoying a coffee or glass of wine and it just seemed like a great spot to chill out on a sunny day.
I made a beeline straight for the cherry blossom cake that I had been drooling over Instagram about, and it was pretty expensive as I had been warned. €5 for a slice of cake seemed pretty crazy, but to be fair all the other cakes were cheaper, it was just this particular cake that was so expensive but I didn't mind too much as I was expecting it to be spectacular.
To be honest it was very average. I probably expected the cake to be almond flour (as it was gluten free) and so much richer and moist, I'm not really sure what it was but it was a bit bland with the odd cherry thrown in. It was topped with an overly sugary sweet icing sugar that didn't really taste of much else aside from sugar. It wasn't bad, but for the price I was expecting really good cake and I was disappointed. They did those material teabags filled with loose tea leaves which are an improvement from the usual bitter stuff on offer.
They had a selection of tasty looking sandwiches and other cakes on offer that were more reasonable and looked good, so I'd be interested in hearing other people's experience of Berlin Cafe. To be honest though, next time I go back I think it would be with friends after an afternoon in town for a bottle of wine to relax and enjoy the music.