After getting my hair cut today, I realized that I didn’t need meat from M.F. Dulock, so I stepped into the 7ATE9 bakery. This is a strange space. Considering the size, there is very little food on display. There is a small case to the right and inside there were small containers of chicken salad and hummus. Next to this are even smaller containers of flavored cream cheese. On the lower shelf, there are the cheesecakes. On the top of the display, there is a second display of bagels. The bagels are made by Better Bagels, a incubator startup. They looked good, but I didn’t buy one. They have coffee in pots but not enough traffic to make this a go-to for coffee. There were some glass jars with cookies. There was also a cooler with drinks, but I didn’t study those.
Instead, I focused on cheesecake. I selected a lemon cheesecake, after inhaling deeply when I saw the price tag. $12.00 for a 4" cheesecake. Pretty steep. Well, we just had a piece of this cake and it is worth every penny! This is a light, and very lemony cheesecake. No off flavors. No gumminess. Not too sweet. Just enough tang. This is one very, valid cheesecake.