I always look forward to what I consider to be my first real taste of Fall. It usually involves pumpkin in some or another form. This year, it was Pumpkin Cheesecake at Lestat’s Coffee House. It may not look like much in the picture above, but this was a delightful treat and a very nice cap for my day.
This personal sized cheesecake was absolutely delicious. I ate it plain, without any added whipped cream or sauce. It was a few inches thick, with a paper border around the edge and a graham cracker crust underneath. I must confess that I ate the whole thing myself, but I think it could also be comfortably shared between two people.
The cheesecake was moist and a nice balance between fluffy and dense. It had just the right amount of sweetness and the pumpkin flavor did not overwhelm the cheesecake flavor. It was rich but not heavy and didn’t leave me feeling miserable even though I was saying, “I can’t believe I ate the WHOLE thing.” The graham cracker crust was a little crumbly and did not hold together well once the fork hit it. It was also hard to get the graham cracker crust to hold together while trying to dig the cheesecake out of its paper ring.
Lestat’s is a great place to relax, chat with friends, read, study, or enjoy live entertainment. If you haven’t been in there, I highly recommend it. I have enjoyed every visit at all hours of the day. Lestat’s is open 24 hours a day and different times of day have a different but always diverse clientele. The cheesecake, mocha, and a specialty soda to go was about $10.00.
Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116. (619) 282-0437.