Sweet Belem Petersham
So yes, housed at 35 New Canterbury Road in Petersham is Portugese Bakery Sweet Belem – We’ve heard over the years how amazing their Portugese Tarts are and it wasn’t til a recent visit to the area that we finally got to try out this rather wonderful bakehouse in Petersham. Man, them donuts and their tart? We’ve been missing out.
Inside Sweet Belem – a large display showcases all their delicious eats. There’s a large variety and plenty to choose from. Price guide from $3-$6ish. Affordable sweet treats.
A look at the selection we ended up with. salted caramel donut (top left) – (bottom left) their hazelnut and almond tart and their Portuguese tart which is incredible and (bottom right) is their caramel covered steamed meringue dessert.
Salted Caramel Donut. This was $6 and the last one left in the display – if its almost gone, its gotta be good and dear lord is it ever delicious. So so juicy. Perfection really.
(L) hazelnut and almond tart and their Portuguese tart. Fantastic pastry casings which were fluffy light and melt in your mouth. They nailed this hey: The Portuguese tart is pretty great – light custard, not overtly sweet – nuanced with each bite. $3
Steamed Meringue with Salted Caramel and crushed nuts (almonds). Very light dessert that you dug into with your spoon. Married well with the coffees.
That video of the super juicy salted caramel donut. It really was all kinds of special.
Sweet Belem, oh my. How wonderful. We can’t wait to revisit this and eat everything in the store. Tradition and craft honed to perfection. Get in.
35 New Canterbury Road Petersham