I finally made it into Dafna's Cheese Cake Factory in Liverpool today. Now my sister has been going on about this place since she started living nearby two years ago. Yet despite numerous trips up north I've never been around when the shop was open. Since I was helping my sister move out having finished uni, today was my last chance.
Fortunately Dafna's was open and I was not disappointed.
The shelves are heaving with all manner of traditional family favourites like carrot cake, coffee layer cake, chocolate fudge cake, pecan pie, lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, date and walnut to name a few and not to mention the eponymous cheese cakes. And they are all available either by the slice or whole (you can even buy them frozen). And they are all remarkably cheap, I've never known anything like it! It's simply brilliant.
Needless to say we ended up buying a caramel cheesecake. And I have to admit it was good. Not in a posh patisserie way, but in a homely comfort food way.
This is exactly the type of old-fashioned cake shop I would love to own one day.