Mr D really wanted me to try the PappaRoti buns in Springvale since this was the first place they opened.
While shopping casually in Westfield I was getting grumpy since I didn’t have any sugar in me, sooooo Mr suggested KOKO BLACK!! I’m more of a sweets person and I know koko black chocolates are a bit more on the darker side but hey, I’m not going to refuse CHOCOLATE!!
We entered the chocolate hub and was greeted by friendly staff and chose to sit in the corner with the cushy chairs (not going to be a sucker and sit on them hard chairs yo!). I decided to get the classic belgian hot chocolate. There were so many different hot chocolate flavours and since I was in a boring mood, I chose the classic one. To be honest, it was okay. Not super sweet, not that thick but it wasn’t bad either.
Dex2rose is the new gelaterie in the CBD, opened for 7 months now and these bad boys are using Nitrogen to make their ice creams and gelato. I was invited by Dex2rose for a tasting menu and all opinions expressed are my own.
Dex2rose is located in an alley way and there is a sign pointing to the location (LOVE SIGNAGES!).
Show Me The Way
Outdoor Area And Entrance
Brunch catch up with Miss Pear and her friend was due and I got to pick and BAM Operator 25. I got there early with Mr D just before 12PM on a sunday (Yep, peak hour for lunch) and I put my name down on the list with an expected wait of 20-30 mins (Mr D wasn’t too impressed at all…).
Since it was a rainy, cold Melbourne sunday which also hailed, we decided to not take our chances and miss the Melbourne Open houses and have lunch instead. Mr D took me to The Firehouse and it was literally the old Metro Fire Station and turned it to an eatery (how cute is that???). We came through the back and was so confused to where we were suppose to go….Mr D found the right door…haha
We were in the Bundoora area and it was lunch time. Since Mr D’s fam bam were there, we decided to get the quick option (after lots of indecisive back and forth) and opted for the Prego Espresso Bar. We were spoilt for choice considering it was a cafe/bar in the middle of a shopping centre. There were paninis, cakes, sandwiches, muffins, coffees and even the nutella donuts which is the craze lately.
It was date day and Mr D took me to a little hidden cafe in Melbourne CBD (he knows I love those hidden places) and it looked like it was literally in someone’s teeny house. We stepped in and the decor was amazingly adorable with little pot plants everywhere. Be warned though, there is very limited seating (in other words real cosy). We were lucky enough to found a table and ordered our coffees! My latte was pretty good, not amazing but still very decent. Look how cute the swan is though (YAY!!).
So I walked past this place in Chinatown on an outing and decided to make a date with a friend to come here since we both LOVE durian (KING OF THE FRUITS!! YEAAAH). We got here late on a Wednesday night and it wasn’t particularly busy. We found a table and looked through the menu. I got myself a durian smoothie (such a sucker for it, seriously) and my friend got the durian mille crepe. I found the smoothie to be very disappointing, it tasted literally like milk with a teeny tiny hint of durian. Where was the durian flavour? Where was the amazing exotic fruit? Dun dun dunnnn….disappointment was what I got. My friend’s Durian Mille Crepe was actually pretty good. You could taste the durian.
I finally got to come here for lunch and of course was expecting a huge queue (as you do in Melbourne these days…sigh) and of course there was. We put our name down and 20 minutes later we got a table (had to share the huge table but who cares, we’re in!).
I got the baked eggs Duex which comes with chorizo, potato, piquillo peppers, queso mahon, toasted almonds, creamy aioli and EGGS!!! This was amazing! Such a winter warmer and careful, because the pot is HOT(don’t burn yourself like I did). Must get dish! Sure it’s filling but isn’t that why you came here? To get full!!
It’s Sunday noon and guess where we’re heading, to have some cheese and wine for LUNCH (how fancy is that yo??)! There is two locations – St Kilda and Carlton and we were booked in for the Carlton one for the 12PM session which goes for two hours. So out of the dreary Melbourne weather (windy and rainy all day…) and into the licensed Fromagerie we go.