Erotic Art and Kid Waiters at Sweet Times Gourmet & Cafe

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John Zur
Sushi bar and lesbian kiss
On a cool, recent night, my sweet tooth took me to Midtown's Sweet Times Gourmet & Cafe. It was a weird combination. A cafe and bakery was in back and a sushi bar was located in the front of the restaurant, Sorry, but I don't much like dessert-sushi fusion concepts.

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John Zur
$6 mango mousse
So I bypassed the sushi and peeked in the case at the baked goods. There were a few appealing options, such as the lava cake. I chose to sample the mango mousse. But there were no prices listed. After ordering two hot teas over the counter, and then took our seats.

A pint-sized server in an apron, too young to have ever wielded a razor blade, brought our hot pot of tea, two tea bags, and cups over with careful precision. And as he walked away, he seemed to cover his eyes in order not to see the semi-nude and homoerotic artwork on the walls.

The mango mousse, with guava layer, was smooth and had a light cheesecake-like consistency. The slices of mango served as both a garnish and nice touch. A guava drizzle and powdered sugar topped the mousse.

And then the bill came. The mango mousse ended up being $6 and the teas $3 each. Price gouging is what it is. With tax and tip, $15 for dessert for two. At the top of the receipt, the heading read "16 Fifty Restaurant at the Albion." If I were Sweet Times, I'd try to find my identity as soon as possible.

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John Zur
$3 cup of tea
Sweet Times Gourmet & Cafe
3451 NE First Ave., Suite 104, Miami
786-369-0359

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3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

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