Milk tea. The increasingly popular drink that everyone is very familiar with. I’m quite familiar with Cha Cha in Springvale as they catered for a friend’s wedding (yes! You can defs get milk tea at your wedding you milk tea lovers!). So when the cravings hit, Ms Chanel suggested Cha Cha and we couldn’t resist. I got the messy black sugar pearl and it definitely hit the spot. Not overly sweet with the right amount of sugar with those soft chewy pearls. Loving the service, loving the drink and basically loving everything.
Another day another milk tea place popping up in Melbourne. Milksha, a brand from Taiwan opened its first Australian doors in Melbourne and of course when there’s something new in town, there is always people queuing up to check it out. It’s quite small but don’t let the size of the venue deceive you. Cute murals painted on the inside and an extensive drinks menu by the counter, you’re in for a treat. I got the Japanese Matcha Milk with Red Bean and matcha fans, this is very matcha-y. Mr D got the Valrhona 100% Cocoa Milk with Pudding and holy smokes it was AMAZEBALLS!
Valrhona 100% Cocoa Milk – $7.60 Matcha Milk with Red Bean – $7.60
Milksha knows what they’re doing and they serve pretty good milk tea. I understand all the queuing and I’ll definitely be back.
Scoopy Milk Bar is the first Bingsu specialty dessert bar located in HWKR Food court. Its bright store with cute stickers and delicious mountainous shaved ice, you are definitely in for a treat. Various flavours AND happy staff, make sure you nab a table because you’re going to need to sit down to eat these bad boys.
Matcha lovers, the matcha bonsai is for you. Bitterness from the matcha, sweetness from the condensed milk and fluffiness from the whipped cream, it was fantabulous!
Matcha Bonsai – $13 (regular) Matcha green tea flavoured bingsu with sweet red bean mochi, lychee popping pearls, chocolate soil, topped with house-made whipped cream, toasted almond flakes served with condensed milk.
Anytime is ice cream time and when the girlies suggested we check out Black Waffle. What we didn’t know was that it serves up vegan ice cream. Now, usually we run from the hills when something is vegan because I adore my dairy despite being lactose intolerant. BUT when the girlies said it’s pretty darn good, I had to check it out myself.
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.
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.