Spin Dessert Cafe's chefs know a thing or two about sweets. And savoury bites. And, for that matter, everything in between, extending beyond flavour into sight and scent. A glance at their dessert selection and it's obvious how deep their sense of detail goes: more than a dozen house-made ice creams drip with sauces and chocolate shavings, cakes shine with a level of moisture usually only seen in Aquaman's swimming pool, and sweet crepes come speckled with fruity bites. Then there are the savoury crepes, which fold in cheeses and fresh veggies, and thin-crust pizzas dappled with tomato sauce or pesto, all washed down with milkshakes and aromatic coffee drinks.
Cuisine Type: Middle Eastern?Mediterranean Fusion
Most popular offering: Paan-Mint Shisha
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come down during the weekdays to avoid waiting in line, and be sure to order one of the fusion mixes.
Q&A with Shaurik Kashyap, Owner
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu can be broken down into two categories: Drinks & Shisha and Food & Desserts. We carry a wide selection of drinks that include pop, smoothies/shakes, juices, and nonalcoholic beverages in addition to hot drinks such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Our food menu is usually kept small and simple, as we try our best to maintain a good food-quality standard. Although we are a relatively new place, we are well known for our shishas, and our focus remains on innovation with regard to our shisha flavours and mixes. Our shisha menu is extensive and enjoyed by all our customers.
What?s the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
We usually have a quick chat with our customers as they pay and leave. During this time, we ask our customers if they enjoyed our service and if the drinks, shisha, and food was up to par. The best answer we've gotten in the past goes something like this, "Your shisha was fantastic. It's definitely the best shisha in town, and I'm going to be coming back here every week my friends."
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