Petersham is a hive of activity when it comes to new cafes and places to eat. One favourite that has been around for years is Sweet Belem, a cafe and bakery which houses an assortment of amazing pastries and cakes, with the speciality being the freshly baked portuguese tarts.
Everything in the window looks delicious and I have a moment or two of indecisiveness before I narrow down a few choices. There's corn bread on the counter which disappeared in a flash, along with countless tarts, croissants, brioche, and cakes.
I couldn't go past this luscious looking strawberry tart - a crisp and buttery tart base, with plump and super sweet strawberries sprinkled with crushed pistachios. It was as good as it looks!
This quince tart is equally as good. The tartness of the quince paired fabulously with the blackcurrant ripple, which I generously slathered on.
Since I couldn't try everything in one sitting, I also got a couple of things to takeaway:
These flaky tarts are so addictive, it's hard to stop at one!
The blueberry tart is dense with a lovely crumbly base and top.
Definitely one of my favourite bakeries around, all the pastries I've tasted are tops, and I can't wait to go back and indulge in more!