Eugene Eats: Sweet Life Patissiere

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Sweet Life Patisserie is probably one of my favorite food places in Eugene. Sweet Life is a local bakery and pastry shop in Eugene, only a couple of blocks off campus. Their desserts are some of the best I have ever had. I am not even ashamed to admit that just last week, I went twice. Sweet Life prides themselves on using local, organic ingredients and makes everything from scratch. Their desserts range  from creme brulee and canolis to cheesecakes and pie along with monthly specials that use seasonal ingredients.

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Walking in, your senses are assaulted with sugary goodness. A large glass case is filled tight with beautifully displayed cakes and small individual pastries. Although walking in can be a little overwhelming with the amount of options, it is definitely worth the decision making. If you have a sweet tooth, Sweet Life is  the place to get your sugar fix.2013-11-15 21.33.45

I have tried a variety of pastries including the the black bottom cupcake, cupcakes, ice-cream, and croissants. However the stars of the bakery are their specialty cakes. Although a little pricey at $4.50 a slice, the slices are huge and each different cake or torte has a unique combination. Every single one I have tried has been amazing. The actual cake part is always extremely moist and the multiple frostings and butter-creams are decadent and rich. I love how elegant and complex the flavors are. My favorite have been the Chocoalte Orgasm Orange Cake and Chocoalte Truffle Torte. Here are Sweet Life’s description of the two:

Chocolate Orgasm Orange-scented chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and vanilla custard filling, blood orange-infused French vanilla buttercream on top, with ganache on the sides

Chocolate Truffle Torte Our most decadent chocolate dessert is this flourless, rich torte topped with chocolate mousse & a topping of your choice

Sweet life needs to be on your Eugene Food To-do list. With a cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and amazing chocolate creations, it is the perfect place to indulge in.

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