In one word: Hefty
I have fallen in love with Johnny Ripe; from its lush green surroundings, to its awesome coffee and its smiley and friendly staff. Their portion sizes are huge and I have to say that their sandwich board on the road advertising 'quality baked goods' was spot on. Their steak and rosemary pies and sausage rolls were both very tasty and the vanilla slice had some great features. Notably, their portion sizes are huge and the prices are extremely reasonable. The hefty vanilla slice I took away was $6 and worth every cent as it was great fun to dissect and consume. The pastry was golden, buttery and firm to cut. The custard was very eggy in flavour and reminded me a lot of my favourite French desert Creme aux Ouefs (Egg creme) which is kind of like an egg custard set in a pot. Although I love an eggy custard the vanilla flavour was missing and the texture was just that little bit too set for it to be a viscous custard as I like it. The icing sugar topping was also just that little bit too thick, but did complement the pastry and eggy filling. I will definitely be back - I wonder if this gets read by the bakers and taken into consideration?