Our favourite cheesecake treats in Victoria

Our favourite cheesecake treats in Victoria

Desserts are something to be savoured, shared, and enjoyed. Cheesecake is a classic dessert in North America, and a coveted treat right here in Victoria. We at Tasting Victoria have selected some of our favourite cheesecake treats from a variety of locations around the city.

Pagliacci’s – NYC, marble, or espresso cheesecake

This renowned Italian restaurant features all sorts of savoury dishes, and the desserts are just as decadently delicious. When visiting Pagliacci’s you have to try one of the three cheesecake flavours: the classic NYC, the marble, or the espresso. All three are unique in flavour, but all are equally delicious, creamy, and worth a trip to Pagliacci’s.

1011 Broad St.

Crust Bakery – cheesecake tart

This popular bakery features a plethora of delectable desserts, and its cheesecake tart is no different! Crust Bakery’s tarts are made with rich cream cheese, fresh local eggs, and real vanilla. The kitchen staff at Crust Bakery choose a different flavour each day, depending on what is available in terms of local and seasonal ingredients.

730 Fort St.

QV Cafe and Bakery – rotating flavours

Across from the iconic Chinatown archway, you’ll find QV Cafe and Bakery. This quaint little cafe serves up all sorts of savoury items, drinks, and of course a hearty selection of desserts. QV is known for its decadent cheesecakes, each being unique in flavour on any given day of the week. QV’s cakes are always in demand, and that includes cheesecakes. Call in or go to the cafe in person to see what cheesecakes are available for the day.

1701 Government St.

Lure Restaurant and Bar – vanilla cheesecake brûlee

Do you love cheesecake? Do you love créme brûlee? Then Lure’s cheesecake brûlee is the perfect combo of both. This decadent treat is crafted to sweet perfection and topped with balsamic pickled cherries. This unique and delicious dessert at Lure is a flavour combination like no other, combining the creamy taste of a cheesecake with the burnt sugar sweetness that comes with a créme brûlee.

100 Harbour Rd.

Browns Socialhouse – Oreo cheesecake 

At Browns, you can find a fun ambience, tasty main dishes and drinks, and some seriously delicious desserts! If cheesecake is your vibe, you’ve come to the right place: Browns’ menu includes its famed Oreo cheesecake. Not only is this cheesecake amazingly good, but it’s served in a fun little jar and topped with whipped cream, Oreo crumble, and an Oreo cookie.

809 Douglas St.

Flourish BeauTea – Basque burnt cheesecake

This aesthetically unique and cute cafe in the downtown Victoria core is the perfect place to grab a slice of cheesecake. You have to try the delicious Basque burnt cheesecake: creamy, perfectly sweet, and satisfying for any dessert and or cheesecake lover. Also, try one of the many hot or cold drink options along with your dessert.

667 Fort St.

Earls – NYC cheesecake

Earls is a popular hub all week long, serving delicious mains, appys, and fun cocktails. The array of desserts is also sure to keep you coming back. Earls serves up the classic NYC cheesecake—a sure win to share among friends and family or enjoy on your own.

1199 Government St.

My Chosen Cafe – apple crumble cheesecake

Have you ever tried apple crumble cheesecake? At the charming and rustic My Chosen Cafe you’ll find just that. This decadent cheesecake is topped with just like a traditional apple crumble and drizzled with caramel. Nothing says fall like indulging in some delicious desserts, and cheesecake is one surefire way to brighten the colder months.

4492 Happy Valley Rd

Written by

Tessa Cowan

Writer at Tasting Victoria