Thursday, March 18, 2010

Long Beach Sweets: Jongewaard's Bake 'N Broil

Jongewaard's Bake 'N Broil is a venerable Long Beach diner that has been putting out fine baked goods for many years. They have all sorts of family-restaurant type dishes as well, but the regular food I've had has been pretty mediocre. This is a place for the sweet tooth.

The cream pies and creamy cheesecakes are wonderful. Coconut cream pie is thick and creamy with a strong coconut taste but not too sweet. I also love the lemon cream cheese pie, consisting of lemon curd piled on a light and creamy cheesecake base; all the crusts are perfectly flaky. While I like all the cream pies I've had, I do wish the chocolate cream pie had a stronger chocolate flavor. Jongewaard's other cakes, from red velvet to German chocolate, are also very good, but I go for the creamy ones.

Jongewaard's Bake N' Broil
3697 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 595-0396


Banana Wonder said...

Mmmm I'll have to give their coconut cream pie a whirl next time around. Their muffins are divine. Their humble red velvet was quite good.

sku said...

The red velvet is good and they do a great job of keeping it moist, but I don't think I'd say it's one of the best I've had or that it's on par with their other offerings.

Haven't tried the muffins, so I'll have to do that. Thanks.