Did someone say donuts? The Oakleigh Doughnut Co did. Located smack bang in the busy street of Portman Street sits a bright and cosy shop with neon lights telling you what’s inside! Order up fellas!
Il Dolce Freddo is located on the busy street of Lygon street and has been around FOREVER! I’ve been here a few times back in the day when I was at uni (feels like forever ago) and it has recently changed management. So that means new flavours and a new look.
It was a family day out and whilst shopping, mumsy and daddy bear got a touch thirsty, thirsty for some caffeine. Luckily we were shopping in Emporium and a cute little cafe named Cafe Blush caught our eye. Cafe Blush is a Japanese inspired cafe and mumsy bear thought it was the cutest cafe ever. We were greeted by friendly staff who showed us to our table immediately.
Mumsy bear got a cappuccino and it was totes creamy. However, it wasn’t smooth or strong at all and it wasn’t fragrant either which was disappointing.
Cappuccino – $4
Godiva, the name that gives chocolate lovers goosebumps, opened up in Emporium and it took a while but I finally went to check it out with Baby A. It’s quite a small and cosy venue but don’t let that fool you. Inside there’s chocolate, chocolate AND more chocolate. Oh, not only that, you can also get ice cream, chocolate drinkies and even waffles!
Midcity Arcade in Bourke Street has plenty of food venues on offer as we were leaving, I smelt something so delish that I had to drop by and get some. What I was able to smell were custard puffs and that’s right, inside these puffs were…you guessed it, CUSTARD! The outside was crispy, the inside was soft and fluffy and the custard, real oozy and delish.
Laurent Bakery are known for their cakes and hot chocolates so when we were at Doncaster Westfield, we just HAD to pop by and get our sweets fix. Located in the shopping centre, there’s seating inside the store and outside and it does get busy! So if you can find a table, definitely do not give it up.
The hot chocolate here is smooth, rich and chocolaty.
Work needed us to go down to sorrento and of course we stopped by Blairgowrie cafe for a pit stop because, well, coffee. There’s plenty of parking around so that’s not a problem and the cafe is a very community orientated eatery (how awesome is that?) and the staff are uber lovely and friendly. There’s plenty of food options and there’s even free wifi (I know this info can be super important to some people) and has an amazeballs library towards the back of the cafe.
The parentals have never been to Mork Chocolate brew house (neither have I) so I suggested we go and check it out. It’s a very small brew house and very limited seatings so unfortunately they don’t do bookings either which is a shame. So first in best dressed boys and girlies.
Zero Gradi, an ice cream parlour that’s well known for their chocolate (or was it nutella?) on tap located right next to 400 Gradi. So of course after having dinner in Brunswick, we marched our way to Zero Gradi for our ice cream hit. Located on Lygon street, there’s plenty of foot traffic and parking is quite hard but you can find some in the back streets for 2 hours. Walking in, there are a few seats but it’s first in first serve and it does get busy. Anywho, towards the end of the store lies all the ice cream and sorbets and my oh my they looked delish!
Having grown up in a Vietnamese family, I am very familiar with the words che, the vietnamese desserts that can be served hot or cold, vibrant and full of flavour. So having heard that Che Desserts have opened up late into the night, I had to drag one of the triplet babies along to check it out. Stepping inside, the decor was bright and vibrant and just makes you smile. On the walls are different parts of Vietnam with people on motorbikes and of course, its quite instagram worthy.