We were at the cheese festival at the Prahan market and I needed a sugar hit so we walked willingly (well I forced Mr D…) to Burch and Purchese since I haven’t been yet.
I’ve been seeing photos of this amazing hot chocolate with fairy floss and I convince the creative couple to drop by for some coffee (OR HOT CHOCOLATE!!!). We got there at 2:30PM and was pretty surprised that it wasn’t packed. You know you’re here when you see the sign with the hast tag (get it?? because it’s called HASH!).
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
I told Mr D I’ll come here with him but I was already in the city with my uni gang and decided to go in ninja mode and hopefully Mr D won’t know (I hope you’re not reading this hohoho). We stood awkwardly at the front of the shop and tried to look at the menu from afar (yeah, we’re cool like that) and was like Chill Bro to each other.
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.
After having dinner and desserts already, we decided to go for a walk down Lygon Street for coffee and maybe desserts again (maybe? it was most definitely). We stopped at Copperwood and was seated outside and got served immediately. However, it was 9pm in winter and when we saw an opportunity open up indoors, we rushed inside ninja style (not so ninja when everyone can see us though…). We got the dessert menus and took a look at the cake/dessert cabinet an our eyes lit up like little kids in a candy store. SO MANY DESSERTS and they all look soooooooo good! We all got coffees and it wasn’t too bad either (yay lygon street) and then the dessert came out (Woohoo!).
I’ve been here repeatedly because I LOVE IT SO MUCH! The first time I went, it was with my stooges and there was a massive line but it moved quickly and within 10mins we got our ICE CREAM!! So I came back with the two babies, Baby A and J-baby and there was hardly any line considering it was a Thursday night (weirddddd, maybe coz it was WINTER hohoho).