In search of some delicious baklava and cookies, we took a trip to Christopher’s Cake Shop in Kogarah, a famous chain serving Greek and Mediterranean desserts, sweets and delights!
We couldn’t resist grabbing two baby cashew fingers, and the sticky sweetness of the syrup was perfectly complemented by the cashew filling, with the flaky pastry rounding it off! It was perfectly shaped and such a cute dessert, and really enjoyable! We also tried a petit fourre shortbread cookie with jam filling, which was rich and decadent, and a koulourakia biscuit, which was a greek stype orange and vanilla flavoured biscuit. Mum really loved this one, as it wasn’t too sweet and she enjoyed the zesty orange undertones, but I would’ve preferred a bit more sugar, so the highlight for me was definitely the cashew finger.
To accompany our sweets, we also ordered a coffee and hot chocolate respectively. My hot chocolate was slightly bitter and not too rich, which helped wash down the sugary log rolls and cookies, and I was very pleased. Mum enjoyed her coffee as well.
There were a handful of tables inside, with comfortable booth-style seating. The coffees and sweets came out quickly, and service was efficient. Takeaway from Christopher’s is generally in a paper bag if you only order a few items, so ask for a box especially if you’re getting sticky items like the log roll. They also have a great selection of cakes to browse in their fridges as you wait for your order.
This outlet is very conveniently located right in the middle of the Kogarah train station shopping centre. We absolutely recommend the cashew fingers, and I’m sure we’ll be back for more soon!