Pastry: Gluten free, overly tough and inedible 3/10
Presentation: Neat but not elite 6/10
Value for money: $8.90 - Medium/large portion, only filling consumed 4.5/10
Overall score: 5.4/10
I jumped at the chance to pop into Fig and Sparrow Cafe whilst out for the day in Caloundra. The slice looked good at first glance, but sold for a whopping $8.90 and was dubiously labelled as gluten free. With this in mind I wasn’t entirely sure how this thing would hold up overall.
Five short minutes later I pulled up by the beach and took at the slice to devour. I opted to sample the custard and cream first then the pastry last. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty the custard was and it appeared to have a zesty citrus flavour, reminiscent of but certainly not as pronounced as a lemon curd taste. The cream was sweet, creamy and simple, but very welcome. The two filling layers ended up being the only part I ate as I found the pastry thick, tough and tasteless so didn’t really want to consume it. I’m not sure if the lemon flavour is traditional or their own interpretation of the Polish slice, or indeed if the pastry would ordinarily be made gluten free, so a slightly mixed result this time.