Address: 7600 Weston Rd.
Store Hours: Sun-Thurs 10 AM - 11:30 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM - 2 AM
Study Appropriate?: No
Stamp Cards: Electronic stamp card using your phone number (see review)
Thai Express, $11.25
Birthday Red Velvet Cupcake, free! :P
On the Floor, $11.45
View full menu here: http://spindessert.com/menu.html
Food of Choice: I Like It Like That, $10.25
I spontaneously decided to write this review, hence the lack of information and pictures I would usually have extensively in most of my cafe reviews. This blog is focused on coffee cafes, so I didn't know if I should throw in a dessert cafe or not. Since dessert cafes do sell hot and cold caffeinated beverages, why not? I never visit dessert cafes to get a coffee though, so most likely other future dessert cafe reviews would be primarily on food. But hey, something new once in awhile right?
I have heard quite a bit about Spin through word-of-mouth. My friend and I wanted to meet up so I decided on Spin because it was convenient for us. I was told that the food was even better than Caffe Demetre (which was literally a minute away from Spin), so my standards were set high because I absolutely loved Caffe Demetre.
We arrived past 7 PM and were waited on by a cute waiter, who attended to us quite often. It was a bit empty when we first arrived but we settled quickly as my friend and I had a lot of catching up to do. I decided to go for a dessert crepe because I already had dinner waiting for me at home so I didn't want to spend on dinner food. I was flipping between I Like It Like That (Chocolate peanut butter ice-cream topped with Reese's mini cups, bananas and hot fudge on the side) or You Rock My World (Sticky toffee ice-cream topped with Skor Toffee pieces, white chocolate curls and hot caramel sauce on the side). I asked the waiter to help me decide and he recommended I Like It Like That, so I took up on his advice. My friend ordered one of the savoury crepes called Thai Express.
When our orders came, I was indifferent to my order. It seemed like it could be replicated elsewhere but better. Maybe because I have been spoiled by the luxuries of Caffe Demetre for the past few years. I would not say it was spectacular and it tasted exactly how I would expect it to taste. I sorta wished I tried You Rock My World instead. I did manage to sample my friend's Thai Express and I preferred her dish over mine.
We noticed that it started to get busy closer to 9 PM. While we were talking, the waiter asked why my friend looked sad (she was just pondering for a moment). He asked if it was her birthday (it wasn't) and he promptly brought out a red velvet cupcake for her! I was quite envious, but I give Spin 5/5 for customer service! Nothing beats a free cupcake, haha.
When it got busy, the service to our table did slow down considerably. Which wasn't too bad since I don't like to constantly be bothered at a restaurant. Though in the end it did take awhile for our bill and change to get back to us.
If you sign up with your phone number, you will get a free drink the next time you visit. After that, a free drink after every ten times you visit. So basically it's an electronic loyalty card using your cell number. I thought that was pretty cool. Apparently you should get a notice once you have been inserted into their system. It has been three days but I still haven't received anything...
So my overall verdict is yeah, I would probably go back. I just hope the next item tastes a lot more mouth-watering or unique.