Batida, Śródmieście Południowe, Warsaw
Batida is a specialist cake and confectionary cafe, there’s seven of these stores scattered across Warsaw. One was near my dinner location so I popped in for a quick taste before I made my way back to London. There are rave reviews and that spurred me to make sure I checked it out. The offering includes ice-creams but I leaned towards the patisserie. The lovely lime Letnia Chwila costs 12,50 zł and caught my eye. According to Google Translate it’s a mint mousse, strawberry insert, feulletine with white chocolate and vanilla sponge.
Batida is a store that’s shrouded in mystery, or more accurately, described in a language I can’t understand. Fortunately, Google Translate comes back to assist. Batida is a family-owned company managed by three generations of women. The bakery has inspired the tastebuds of Warsaw locals for the last 26 years, and still remains current to the generations of today. The first stores had ovens set by large windows so onlookers could admire the process of creating the products. Now I’m here to admire the taste.
Dining on a dessert like this does sometimes feel like things can be lost in translation. To be honest, I’m not sure I could get (or appreciate) the flavours when I had it at the time. It was good, but without knowing what was in it at the time, it tasted a little muddled. I definitely got the notes of the lime, I guess there was something like white chocolate, vanilla tones.
The cake wasn’t feel perfectly fresh and the glaze was a touch heavy too. Or maybe I just inhaled it too fast. But nonetheless it’s a cute as a button dessert and worth trying out, there’s heaps to pick from. I’d be willing to give Batida another go, as there were many other very pretty things to sample too.