January 16, 2010 - 9:39 PM
The word "dessert" in Eugene is pretty much synonymous with Sweet Life Patisserie. This dessert haven and Eugene staple has been open since 1993 and has some of the best cakes and pies I've ever had.
I was first introduced to Sweet Life my freshmen year by of all people my parents (whom had never even been to the establishment). By chance they came across Sweet Life on the interwebs and ordered me a birthday cake. Leading up to my birthday they asked me cryptic questions like "when are you going to be in your room on your birthday?" Both fearing and anxiously awaiting the surprise, I was very pleasantly presented with a Sweet Life cake hand-delivered by one of their caterers. The delicious concoction consisted of mouthwatering butter cream frosting between rich layers of chocolate cake and a life changing peanut butter outer frosting. I was hooked.
Since my first experience, I have had another Sweet Life cake for my birthday (of the same persuasion as the one described above), and I occasionally make the pilgrimage to grab some phenomenal dessert with friends. Such was the case this evening.
My girlfriend Melissa and I drooled over the display case for several minutes before settling on a slice of tiramisu and marionberry cheesecake. We shoveled the rich, savory cakes into our faces in a manner that did not do their meticulous presentation justice.
Coincidentally, we were halfway through our cakes when my roommate Jamie and his girlfriend Jane walked through the door. They joined us with a slice of their own marionberry cheesecake, and we chatted and enjoyed the remainder of our desserts. It was a great way to end the night both full and happy.
Should you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, need a birthday or wedding cake, or just have a hankering for some great dessert, look no further than Sweet Life. It's truly remarkable.