• vegan tiramisu

    May 28th, 2009quarrygirlLA restaurants, m café

    i have been looking all over the place for vegan tiramisu in los angeles, and the whole time it was right under my nose.

    vegan tiramisu from m cafe. $6

    vegan tiramisu from m cafe. $6

    in my search for the cheese and egg-filled dessert, i never thought to look at m cafe de chaya on melrose, which happens to be right down the street from my office. the macrobiotic restaurant is almost entirely vegan (except for a few dishes containing stinky dead fish), and has an entire case filled up with cakes, muffins, cupcakes…and little dishes of tiramisu. while the vegan tiramisu from m cafe comes in a cup and is kind of parfait-style with the lady fingers mashed up, i can tell you it is extremely delicious and authentic. right down to the espresso infused cream mixture and the cocoa sprinkles on top, it tastes just as good as the original.

    i have heard some people complain that m cafe’s deserts are too ‘healthy-tasting’ and not decadent enough, but that’s just not true of their tiramisu. they perfectly mimicked the texture of something made with eggs and creamy mascarpone, all mixed up with chocolate, coffee and cookies. if you, like me, have been missing tiramisu…no need to look any further. m cafe has got it down.

    right now i don’t know of anywhere else to get vegan tiramisu in los angeles. if i am wrong, holler at me.

    m cafe de chaya
    7119 Melrose Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    (323) 525-0588

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  • whatmoonsongs

    OMG!!! I didn’t know about this, either. I’ll have to try it soon! I’ve been going to M Cafe A LOT lately. This week I tried the Madras Tempeh Wrap and the Panino Tuscano. Both were sooooo delicious. The flavor combinations are out of this world. One thing I’m not so hot on is the Broccolini Pepperoncini. I’m all for broccoli (stir-fried, steamed…), but this was cold and oily and kinda blah. The kale is a much better side 🙂

  • I tried this a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was a little too sweet. Maybe I should try it again sometime.

  • I love this tiramisu! I could eat it all day long….

  • m cafe desserts are hit or miss for me. the lemon tart and the chocolate fudge cake were kind of meh but the strawberry shortcake and the chocolate pudding are pretty fucking delicious. i’ll have to try the tiramisu!

  • holy crap, never realized that had that!

  • I’m one of those who doesn’t care for M Cafe’s desserts, but I’ll definitely give their tiramisu a try (even though I don’t remember eating it as an omni…)!

  • RFD has tiramisu every once in a while 🙂

  • Hey, are you reading my mind? I was just thinking about tiramisu last week.

    I ended up making some on Saturday, but this time I tried using some vegan cookies for the lady fingers. The cookies got too soggy so I think I’ll have to try something else next time. I haven’t had real tiramisu for a few years or so but the cheese/cream part is pretty close from what I remember.

    I’ll have to try m cafe’s if I’m down there.

  • mine had a lot more cocoa powder on top.and it looks like they’re using different cups:

  • I’ve had M. Cafe’s tiramisu, and while it was good, the tiramisu cupcake recipe in the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook produces an even better tiramisu IMO. I do adore M. Cafe’s sacher torte, though.

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