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“Cafe LaCool” worth the trip

Bright and early on a Sunday morning, we woke up with the excitement of overloading on sugar at Cafe LaTTea, which is located on Stevens Creek boulevard near Yogurtland. For the past couple months, social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook have been filled with pictures of the cafe’s mouth-watering desserts. 
At 10:30 a.m., we pulled open the doors that led to the modern, tranquil and simple look of the cafe. The aroma of tea, pastries and floral scents washed over us. We couldn’t wait to run up to the counter and place our order.
Cafe LaTTea is a modern cafe that serves, drinks, cakes and their specialty: brick toast, a delectable dessert that is crunchy and slightly sour but filled with gelato, fruits and wafers. 
We ordered the “Strawberry Dreaming” brick toast, which cost $12.75. After about seven minutes of waiting, our order was finally ready, and we couldn’t wait to dig in. 
This toast reminded us of a little house built by dessert. The walls and floor were made of their specialty toast, and the roof was made of strawberry gelato with two wafer straws protruding from the gelato, acting as the chimney. The plate was covered in chocolate and strawberry syrup with freshly, cut fruits decorating the corners of the plate.
We started by eating the wafer straw filled with whipped cream inside. Then we took our forks and scooped up as much gelato as we could stuff into our mouths. Even with our brain freeze, we enjoyed the sweet and refreshing taste of strawberry gelato. 
Neither of us talked for the next few minutes, as we were both too focused on eating. 
Once we finished the “roof” of the brick toast, made up of gelato and wafer straws, we took a look at the bottom where there were cut cubes of the brick toast. The strawberry gelato and the warm toast mixed together, creating a great flavor in our mouths of different textures and complementing tastes. 
  The gelato gave us the sweet taste we were looking for, and the toast added a nice crunch and texture. 
 After finishing the toast, we looked down at our plate that was once filled with a mouth-watering delicacy that was neatly arranged. Now, it was a crumbled mix of toast, melted gelato and syrup, not even resembling the original masterpiece.
If we are ever able to squeeze in time for a little midnight snack in between our crazy hectic jam-packed lives, we will go back one day. Along with their famous toast, Cafe LaTTea also sells cakes, drinks and macaroons.
Unfortunately, delicious food comes at a high price. Some of its drinks cost $7, and its toasts can cost up to $14.75.
Although these prices are steep, it is still worth the “every-once-in-awhile” trip. Now, you’re able to post  that Insta-worthy picture that will make all your friends envious of your food adventures. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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